Eleni Michopoulou

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Dr. Eleni (Elina) Michopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Business Management at University of Derby, Buxton. She teaches on subjects relating to the management and marketing of Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Spa industries. She holds a PhD in Accessible Tourism Information Systems from University of Surrey, UK. Her research interests include technological applications and information systems in tourism, online consumer behaviour and technology acceptance. She is particularly interested in the field of accessible and wellness tourism, which she has actively been researching for over ten years. She is a founding member of the Wellness Tourism Initiative, part of the Global Wellness Institute. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets including books and high impact journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Current Issues in Tourism, and Information and Management. She regularly acts as a reviewer for a number of academic journals including Tourism Management, Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management and International Journal of Tourism Research, and sits on the editorial board of International Journal of Business and Management. Elina has also acted as a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Accessible Tourism for the Journal of Tourism Futures. She is the European Editor for the International Journal of Spa and Wellness (launching 2017). Previously she was involved in the European Commission funded Project OSSATE (One-Stop-Shop for Accessible Tourism in Europe), that aimed to implement a prototype multi-platform, multi-lingual information service, providing national and regional content on accessible tourist venues, sites and accommodation in Europe.

 

Research Areas:

1. Accessibility, disability, inclusion

2. Technology acceptance, ICTs and social media

3. Wellness

Level
Doctoral
Experience
Experienced
First name:
Eleni
Surname:
Michopoulou
Institution:
University of Derby
Current Post:
Senior Lecturer
Highest Qualification:
PhD
Email:
e.michopoulou@derby.ac.uk
Subject Specialism
- Technology adoption, technology acceptance, social media and ICTs, - Accessibility, disability, inclusion. - Wellness, spa, experience design..

Current Examiner Responsibilities

1. Name of Institution:
Kaplan
1. Name of programme:
Tourism and Hospitality Management
1. Examining Period (from/until)
2014-2018
2. Name of Institution:
Dearne College
2. Name of programme:
Travel and Tourism Management
2. Examining Period (from/until)
2013-2017

Postgraduate External Examiner Experience

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1. Name of programme:
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1. Examining Period (from/until)
N/A
2. Examining Period (from/until)
NA

Previous External Examining Experience

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PhD examiner experience
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