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Phone number: 0121 204 5344 
Room number: ABS 274


Panagiotis is an Associate Professor in Gamification at Aston Business School, where he has been working since 2014. After completing his PhD at Sussex 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


  • Associate Profesor, Aston Business School (2021-present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School (2014- 2021)
  • 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


  • Adventure in AI - Developing Children’s AI Literacy
  • Value: €80K (Total Budget: €346K)
  • Grant Agreement: TBC

Erasmus(2020 -2023)

  • CyberAdventure – Promoting online safety through gaming
  • Value: € 63K (Total Budget: € 282K)
  • Grant Agreement: TBC
  • Role: COI

Erasmus (2017-2020)

  • Title: Financial Education for Future Entrepreneurs (FEFE)
  • Value: £70k (Whole project: €280K)
  • Grant Agreement: 2016-1-UK01-KA202-024585
  • Role: COI

RSSB (2018-2019)

  • Title: Rail Accessibility Improvement Using a Simulated Environment (RAISE)
  • Value: £95K
  • Role: COI

EPSRC (2013- 2018)

  • Title: Transforming the adoption of Product-Service Systems through innovations in applied gaming technology
  • Value: £ 477K (Whole project: £1.5M)
  • Grant Agreement: EP/K014080/1
  • Role: PI

EPSRC (2013- 2018)

  • Title: An Intelligent Digital Household Network to Transform Low Carbon Lifestyles
  • Value: £ 669K (Whole project: £ 850000)
  • Grant Agreement: EP/K002716/1
  • Role: PI

H2020-EU.3.3.1. (2013-2018)

  • Title: ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices (OrbEEt)
  • Value: € 195K (Whole Project: €1.7M)
  • Grant agreement: 649753
  • Role: PI

FP7-ICT (2013-2017)

  • Title: Multimodal Authoring and Gaming Environment for Location-based coLlaborative AdveNtures (MAGELLAN)
  • Value: € 367K (Whole Project: € 6.7M)
  • Grant Agreement: 611526
  • Role: COI

FP7-ICT (2013-2017)

  • Title: Personalised Guidance Services for Optimising lifestyle in teen-agers through awareness, motivation and engagement (PEGASO)
  • Value: € 260K (Whole Project: € 8.9M)
  • Grant Agreement: 610727
  • Role: COI

FP7-ICT  (2012-2015)

  • Title: Mobile Assistance for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants
  • with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services (MASSELTOV)
  • Value: €223K (Wholeproject: € 3.7M)
  • Grant Agreement: 288587
  • Role: COI


  • Title: Network of Excellence in Serious Games (GALA)
  • Value: € 255K (Whole Project 5.6M)
  • Grant Agreement: 258169
  • Role: COI

European Lifelong Learning Programme (2010-2012)

  • Title: SimAULA, Serious Games in education
  • Value: £58K (Whole project: € 647,430)
  • Role: PI


FP7-ICT(2010- 2012)

  • Title: ALICE- Adaptive Learning via Intuitive/Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional systems
  • Value: € 247K  (Whole Project 2.3M)
  • Grant Agreement: 257639
  • Role: COI

JISC- Greening ICT (2010-2012)

  • Title: Coventry University STudents’ Optimisation and Management of Energy Resources (CUSTOMER)
  • Value: £124K
  • Role: PI

VyV design competition (2012)

  • A six-month project, called VoiceYourView (vYv), for developing serious gaming technology that will allow people to express their perceptions of safety in public spaces wherever and whenever they want.
  • Value: £15,000
  • Role: PI

Department for Transport (2010- 2011)

  • Title: Code of Everand- Evaluation
  • Value: £120K

Role: COI


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)

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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