If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


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


  • 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)

Contact Details

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

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

PhD, University of Sussex

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Panagiotis Petridis is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Museums Engineering & Materials Science
Serious games Engineering & Materials Science
Teaching Engineering & Materials Science
Students Engineering & Materials Science
learning Social Sciences
Brain computer interface Engineering & Materials Science
Feedback Engineering & Materials Science

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2006 2019

Implementing an integrated meter and sensor system (IMSS) in existing social housing stock

Shukla, A., Liu, S., Gaterell, M., Wood, G., Day, R., Iweka, O., Hussain, A., Van Der Horst, D. & Petridis, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 182, p. 274-286 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Smart meters
Display devices

Sensors, sense-making and sensitivities: UK household experiences with a feedback display on energy consumption and indoor environmental conditions

Wood, G., Day, R., Creamer, E., Van Der Horst, D., Hussain, A., Liu, S., Shukla, A., Iweka, O., Gaterell, M., Petridis, P., Adams, N. & Brown, V., 1 Sep 2019, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 55, p. 93-105 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy consumption
environmental factors
Energy utilization
Display devices

Impact of Emerging Interaction Techniques on Energy Use in the UK Social Housing

Liu, S., Iweka, O., Shukla, A., Wernham, G., Hussain, A., Day, R., Gaterell, M., Petridis, P. & Van Der Horst, D., 27 Mar 2018, In : Future Cities and Environment. 4, 1, 11 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gas emissions
Fossil fuels
Greenhouse gases
Energy efficiency

The Service Transformation Game: Snakes and Ladders to Advanced Services

Andrews, D., Baines, T. S., Ziaee Bigdeli, A., Petridis, P., Shi, V. G., Baldwin, J. S. & Ridgway, K., 2018. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

A gamified approach to improving customer service delivery in a train operating company

Orme, R., Clegg, B. T., Poole, A., Yeoman, A., Owen, C. D., Petridis, P. & Albores, P., 5 Jul 2017, EurOMA 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access