Dr Petros Chamakiotis (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA) is an Associate Professor of Management and the Scientific Director of the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting at ESCP Business School in Madrid, Spain; the Chair of the IFIP WG 9.5 'Our Digital Lives'; a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex Business School where he is affiliated with the Digital Futures at Work (Digit) Research Centre (an £8m, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-)funded research centre co-hosted by the Universities of Sussex and Leeds); and a Strategic Associate at the iLEADS Lab at the University of Piraeus in Greece.
Petros was earlier in the UK where he earned his PhD from the University of Bath with the support of a scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and subsequently held a postdoctoral position at Royal Holloway, University of London (2013-2015). He was then appointed Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Sussex (2015-2019). He obtained Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2016 and tenure in 2017. Petros has also held visiting teaching positions at Birkbeck, University of London (2015) and the University of Valencia (2016-2018). He has supervised one PhD student to completion (2016-2019) and is currently a co-supervisor of another PhD student at the University of Sussex (w/ Dr Dimitra Petrakaki).
His specific research and teaching interests focus on:
- Online collaboration and virtual teams;
- The role of technology in emergencies (refugee crises, pandemics);
- The management of ubiquitous connectivity; and
- Online (health) communities and digital platforms.
He has generated research income from prestigous funders, such as The British Academy, and he publishes his reserach primarily in information systems and management journals, as well as in edited collections, and the practitioner and popular press. Some of his recent outputs include: an article entitled "Consejos para fomentar el trabajo virtual sostenible" in Equipos & Talento (in Spanish); another one entitled "The hidden mechanism for online community growth" (w/ colleagues) in the LSE Business Review; and a teaching case entitled "'Going Global' Virtually: Smithfield's (Digital) Expansion and Survival" in SAGE Business Cases.
In terms of academic service, Petros is a Section Editor for the Australasian Journal of Information Systems and a Topic Editor for Administrative Sciences. He has been Track Chair and Associate Editor (AE) at international conferences, he reviews for Information Systems Journal and Information Technology & People (among several other journals and conferences), and he maintains strong links with the practitioner community, e.g., through workshops, speeches/panels at practitioner events and other forms of (often online) research dissemination activities.
Petros holds Greek (EU) and British citizenship, speaks English, Greek and Spanish fluently (C2), and has an intermediate knowledge of German (B1).