I supervise PhD students on a range of topics broadly relating to food, technology and people in Service Industries and more particularly Events, Tourism and Hospitality. Other areas include digital marketing, services marketing, experience economy, sharing economy and entrepreneurship. I am especially interested in supervising students adopting innovative methodological approaches. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Recent projects I have supervised include the following topics: Career identity in hospitality, employee brand identity, technology and mental health, cruise tourist and online discourse.
A couple of my research students views:
‘Ioannis has been excellent support throughout my PhD journey. He had faith in me when I lost mine. His encouraging guidance and dedication truly had a positive impact on my motivation to complete my journey in the roughest moments. It indeed is a blessing to have positive thinking and a supportive supervisor who can always show you the Brightside of everything, yet keep a critical eye on each step you take. Thank you, Ioannis’.
Dr Hasan Gilani, graduated in 2020
'As a PhD supervisor, Ioannis’ approach was that of continuous support, encouragement and positivity. Whilst offering critical advice, Ioannis would also allow me to find my solutions whilst gently guiding me to possible alternatives. He never stopped believing in my abilities and was a great mentor along this challenging journey'
Dr Maria Gebbels, graduated in 2017