Ioannis is a Principal Lecturer in Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Postgraduate Center Leader at the School of Sport and Service Management. Prior to his academic career, he worked in hotels and restaurants in Greece, Germany and the UK. He retains his industry links through consultancy work and collaborative projects and he regularly writes articles for industry-focused publications.
He holds a Swiss Hotel Management Diploma, as well as an MSc in Tourism and Hospitality Education and a Doctor of Philosophy, both awarded by the University of Surrey. In his PhD, he explored the influence of Locus of control on online technology acceptance of hostel customers. He is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Hospitality and co-authored Food and Beverage Management also by Routledge. Ioannis is the Hospitality Editor for the Sage Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research and a member of the editorial boards for three more academic journals.
Ioannis has considerable amount of curriculum design experience and has developed and lead courses in hospitality management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has provided mentorship for five student societies and has served as external examiner or validations advisor for seven universities. He is an experienced conference organizer with a track record both as lead organizer and as member of scientific committees.
He has lead successful consultancy projects for hotels, restaurants, marketing companies, private clubs, tourism destinations and technology companies. He currently serves both in the executive council of the Institute of Hospitality and the executive of the Council for Hospitality Management Education.