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Dr Petros Chamakiotis

Post:Lecturer in Information Systems (Management)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873630
International:+44 1273 873630

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I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Systems in the Department of Management at the University of Sussex Business SchoolUniversity of Sussex, UK; Co-Director of the Future of Work (FoW) Research Hub; Deputy Course Director for BSc Business and Management Studies (BAMS); the Chair of the IFIP W.G. 9.5 'Virtuality & Society'; and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Following my BSc (hons) in Economics (Piraeus; 2001-2006) and MSc in Management and Strategic Information Systems (Bath; 2006-2007), and a short management career in Madrid, Spain (2008-2009), I returned to Bath to pursue my PhD with the support of an EPSRC scholarship (2009-2014). I then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London (2013-2015), and was appointed Lecturer at Sussex in early 2015. I was given tenure in May 2017. I have also held visiting teaching positions at the University of Bath (2010-2012), at Birkbeck, University of London (2015), and at the University of Valencia, Spain (2016-2018). I speak English, Greek and Spanish fluently, and German at intermediate level. 

I teach mainly in the areas of digital work (e.g. virtual teamwork), information systems, (digital) project management,  and research methods, and I am involved in numerous research project supervisions (at the BSc, MSc, MBA, and PhD levels). My research focuses on the management of connectivity and digitally enabled environments, such as virtual teams and online communities. I have published 5 journal articles, 8 book chapters, and 32 conference items (click here for my extant publications) and I have numerous papers currently under review in eclectic journals in the fields of information systems and organization studies. I have also (co-)organized 5 tracks/sessions at international conferences. I finally maintain strong links with practitioners through research-informed workshops, consultancy and executive training within my areas of expertise. 

For more details about my research or teaching, or to stay in touch @petros_cham click on the relevant links.


Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Systems

Deputy Course Director — BSc Business and Management Studies (BAMS)

Co-Convenor — Applied Research Methods (MBA module)

Convenor — Managing Global Virtual Projects (PG; 951N1) module

Convenor — Managing Global Virtual Projects (UG; N1617) module

Community and Business


I often engage with practitioners through consultancy work and executive training, advising businesses on issues relative to leadership, creativity and innovation within the context of virtual projects, agile work environments, and globally dispersed teams.


Visual & Online Dissemination Outputs

My research has begun to be disseminated to non-academic communities through innovative ways. Take, for example, a look at an interactive brochure summarizing some key findings from the Digital Brain Switch project, or watch the two recent videos below in which I (w/ colleagues) speak about these findings.


Three Implications of Our Digi Lives


Work-Life Boundaries in the Digital Age


Practitioner Workshops

I (w/ colleagues) have been organizing and delivering workshops in which we interact with businesses, policymakers, HR professionals, and others, in our effort to disseminate our research findings. See for example:

Symon, G., Roby, H., Whiting, R. and Chamakiotis, P. (2016). Reconceptualizing Work-Life Boundaries. [Interactive Session] BEYOND BALANCE: How digital technologies are affecting our work, our homes, and everything in between. Co-hosted by: the EPSRC Balance Network and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), June 27, London, UK.


Invited Talks (selected)

Chamakiotis, P. (2018). MedicineAfrica: Enhancing Commitment and Creating Value. At: Centre for Information Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, November 14, Loughborough, UK.

Chamakiotis, P. and Kyriakou, H. (2018). Refugees on-the-go in a hybrid setting. At: The London School of Economics, Research Workshop ‘ICT and the management of refugee flows and services’, June 7, London, UK.

Chamakiotis, P. (2016). Traditional and innovative methods in qualitative research. At: Research Institute of Personnel Psychology, Organizational Development and Quality of Working Life (IDOCAL), University of Valencia, October 19, Valencia, Spain.


Newsletter and Bulletin Entries

Chamakiotis, P. (2016). Implications of ICT for Work-Life Boundaries. The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Newsletter, March, p. 7. Available at: <>  [Accessed 31 March 2016].

Symon, G., Chamakiotis, P., Roby, H. and Whiting, R. (2015). Re-thinking work-life boundaries in the digital age: The Digital Brain Switch (DBS) Project. The British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Work-Life Balance Working Group Newsletter, 7, Summer 2015, pp. 19-24. Available at: <> [Accessed 28 August 2015].


Featured Articles — In the News 

Digital workplace: Design for a healthy work life balance. [Online] In: LiveTiles, October 10, 2016.

Innovation gets easier for businesses. [Online] In: SMEWeb, June 30, 2016.

New research suggests it's becoming easier for companies to innovate. [Online] In: UKSPA, June 30, 2016.

How times continue to change. In: The Argus, Business Section, June 28, 2016, pp. 24-25.

What is the impact of digital technology on work-life balance? [Online] In: University of Sussex News Bulletin—Business and Management, March 11, 2016.


Professional Affiliations

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

British Academy of Management (BAM) 

Economic Chamber of Greece

European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Hellenic Academics Association of Great Britain (HAA-GB)

Higher Education Academy (HEA) 

IFIP Working Group 9.5 on Virtuality & Society


Leadership of Professional Organizations

Chair, IFIP W.G. 9.5 'Virtuality & Society', 2018 - present.

Secretary, IFIP W.G. 9.5 'Virtuality & Society', 2013 - 2018.


Editorial Roles

Section Editor, Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS), 2018 - present.

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments, B. Baggio (Eds), 2016, Hershey, PA: IGI Global 


Conference Organizing Roles

Track Chair (w/ Brad McKenna), Track on 'Our Digital Lives', The 13th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference—HCC13: This Changes Everything, September [TBC], 2018, Poznan, Poland.

Track Co-Chair (w/ Joao Cunha), Track on 'Corporate Online Communities: The Organizational Impacts of Employees as Electronic Crowds', The 11th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS): Information Systems as Catalyst for the Alignment of Business Sustainability with Quality of Life, September 4-5, 2017, Genova, Italy.

Session Chair, Session on 'Data', The 12th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference—HCC12: Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion?, September 7-9, 2016, Salford, UK.

Session Chair, Session on 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship', The 10th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS): Information Systems Fostering Innovation and Business Opportunities’, September 4-6, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus. 

Committee Member, The 12th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference—HCC12: Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion?, September 7-9, 2016, Salford, UK.

Track Co-Chair (w/ Niki Panteli and Joyce Yi-Hui Lee), Track on ‘Virtual Collaborations for Business Innovation’, The 10th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS): Information Systems Fostering Innovation and Business Opportunities’, September 4-6, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus. 

Workshop Leader, Workshop on 'Creativity in Global Virtual Teams', The South East Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) PhD Conference 2014, June 8, 2014, Egham, UK.


Review Work for Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)


Review Work for Journals

Information Systems Journal (ABS 3*)

Journal of Strategic Information Systems (ABS 3*)

Information Technology & People (ABS 3*)

Creativity & Innovation Management (ABS 2*)


Review Work for Edited Volumes

IGI Global (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)


Review Work for Conferences

Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM 2018)

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014, 2017, 2018)

Human Choice and Computing (HCC10 2014, HCC12 2016, HCC13 2018) International Conference

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015, 2017)

Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017)

Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017)

International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2011)