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Phone number: 0121 204 5344 
Email: p.petridis@aston.ac.uk 
Room number: ABS 274

Biography

Panagiotis is a Senior Lecturer in Gamification at Aston Business School, where he has been working since 2014. After completing his PhD at Aston university, he held postdoctoral appointments from Salford University and Coventry University. 

Panos has spent his entire career working in the field of virtual reality, simulation and gaming; something which he enjoys as a hobby as much as a vocation. His interest is in how these technologies can be used to change people’s behaviours, to help them make decisions and learn about things through realistic simulated experiences.


Throughout his career, Panos has enjoyed a balance of research and teaching, which gives him the opportunity to pass on his knowledge of the latest developments in technologies and his experience in research project management to inspire the next generation of programmers to grasp the potential of serious games and bring about transformation within industry. He has supervised several PhDs, teaches undergraduate and Masters students, and was the Director of the MSc in Serious Games and Digital Content at Coventry University’s Serious Games Institute for three years.

For further information, see my Research Gate profile.

Research Interests

  • Mixed Reality/VR/AR
  • Human computer interaction
  • 3D Interfaces and Haptic Devices
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Smart Buildings
  • Gamification/Game Based Learning

Employment

  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School (2014- present)
  • Senior Research Fellow , The Serious Games Institute, Coventry University(2011-2014)
  • MSc Director in Serious Games and Digital Content, The Serious Games Institute Coventry University (2011-2013)
  • Senior Research Assistant, The Serious Games Institute, Coventry University (2009-2011)
  • Research Fellow, Salford University (2007-2009)
  • Associate Tutor, Sussex University (2001-2007)
  • Research Officer, Sussex University (2004-2007)

Teaching Activity

Panagiotis is the module leader for Advanced Spreadsheets and Databases (BNM819), Gamification for Business (BNM859) and Applications development (BN1119). Previously he has the module leader for Business Game, Effective Project Delivery (BN3385), Principles of Project Management (BN3350), Decision Support Systems (BN2231) and Systems Analysis Project (BN2229)

Funding Applications and Awards

European Union funding:

  • MASELTOV EU FP7 STREP, £3,720,000, 2012-2015 (CO-PI)
  • SimAULA, EU Lifelong Learning Programme, £647,430, 2011 to 2012  (PI)
  • Network of Excellence in Serious Games (GALA), EU FP7, £5,600,000, 2010 to present
  • Alice project, EU FP7 STREP, £2,244,720, 2010-2012 (PI)
  • v-Trade project, European Regional Development Fund, £500,000, 2009-present
  • MEducator project: Serious Games Institute, European Union e-Content plus, £4,500,000, 2009 to 2012 (CO-PI)
  • v-Trade project, European Regional Development Fund, £500,000, 2009-present (CO-PI)
  • ICT PSP,  Inspiring Sciences, 2013- present, 80k (CO-PI)
  • MAGELLAN, EU FP7 Strep, 2013-2017 (Co-PI) – PI for SGI
  • PEGASO, EU FP7 Strep, 2013-2017 (Co-PI) – PI for SGI

National funding:

  • Prime Ministers Initiative Fund £18,000 2011-2012
  • Department for Transport Evaluation of Code of Everand, £120,000, 2010-2011
  • Customer, JISC Funded, 2010- 2012, £124,000 (co-pi)
  • EPSRC, Transforming the adoption of Product-Service Systems through innovations in applied gaming technology, 2013-2018, £478,591 (PI)
  • EPSRC, An Intelligent Digital Household Network to Transform Low Carbon Lifestyles, 2013-2018, £620,000 (co-pi)
  • EPSRC, VYV design Competition, 15K
  • FEFE, Financial Education for Future Entrepreneurs, ERASMUS ++
  • RSSB, Chiltern Railways, 2017-2018
  • RSSB, RAISE, 2018-2019

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE (2009-present)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery, ACM (2009- present)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2014-present)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, PGCert in Higher Education, Coventry University

Award Date: 31 Oct 2014

PhD, Interactions in Cultural Heritage Institutions, University of Sussex

Award Date: 31 Aug 2007

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