Dr Demos Parapanos, PhD

  • Lecturer in Tourism Management
  • Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Enterprise and Business Development
  • Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
  • Business
Dr Demos Parapanos, PhD

Biography

My current respinsibilities for the University of Cumbria include:

Teach as a member of a team in a developing capacity mainly within an established programme of study, with the assistance of a mentor if required Act as a module leader and /or leader of some minor awards (as defined locally with the unions). 

Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking

Supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems

Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to students

Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback

Undertake examination duties

Qualifications and memberships

Jan 2015 – October 2020 PhD: “Understanding hotel visitors’ motives to use hotel gamified applications”, University of Derby, UK 

Sept 2012 – Sept 2013 MA in International Hospitality Management (distinction), University of Derby, UK

Sept 2011 – May 2012 BA in Professional Culinary Arts (first class degree), University of Derby, UK
Sept 2006 – May 2009 Diploma in Culinary Arts (very good grade), Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus, CY

Academic and research interests

My field of research is focused on gamification and understanding hotel visitors’ motives when using hotel gamified applications. My principal research interests lie in the field of tourism and hospitality, new technologies, gamified applications, e-marketing, mobile application systems in marketing, management and operations.

Publications

Book Chapters & Journals

Parapanos, D., and Michopoulou, E. (2022) Gamified Mobile Applications in Tourism, in Buhalis, D., (ed) Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing, EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING (forthcoming)

Parapanos, D., and Michopoulou, E. (2021). “Gamification, Game Mechanics, Game Thinking and Players Life Cycle”, In Xu, F., and Buhalis, D. (eds.) Gamification in Tourism, Channel View Publication

Parapanos, D., and Michopoulou, E. (2019). “Understanding Key Motivations for Using a Hotel Gamified Application”. In Pesonen, J., and Neidhardt, J. (eds.) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2019, Vienna-New York: Springer

Conference Papers & Poster Presentations:

Parapanos, D., and Michopoulou, E. (2020) ‘Value co-creation in Hospitality through Gamification’ Tourism, Hospitality and Events International Conference (THEINC), Netherlands

Parapanos, D., and Michopoulou, E. (2019). “Understanding Key Motivations for Using a Hotel Gamified Application”. Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism. ENTER 2019. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus.