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Politics & International Relations
Ioannis has been requested in several occasions to share his views with the media on issues relevant to his research interests. His commentaries on European and Greek politics have appeared among other to the Conversation, the Slovak Pravda, the European Futures, the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) Pamphlet, 21stcentury.co.uk and several Greek publications.
Ioannis moved to the UK from Greece after being awarded a FT research scholarship in September 2014. Previously, he had been professionally active for 15 years in the Greek private and public sector in various consulting and project mgt positions: Healthcare Informatics, European Research Funding, Lifelong Training Design and most recently in Investment Appraisal for Governmental Subsidies. After being selected as a Diplomatic Liaison attached to Ireland during the 2014 Hellenic Presidency of the EU Council, he was awarded a Ministerial Commendation for his services. He works towards researching the influence of the internet and social media to political participation, representational practices and political marketing for MEPs. His research interests include: internet & e-participation, social media & e-deliberation, political marketing & branding, MEPs & European Parliament, Greek & Irish politics, elite interviews and qualitative content analysis, etc.