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Fotios Mitsakis

Fotios Mitsakis

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management

Role

Dr Fotios Mitsakis is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour. Fotios joined Nottingham Business School in September 2016, and since then he is involved in lecturing and tutoring in a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules by undertaking either the role of the module leader, co-module leader or being part of the teaching team. He also supervises a number of DBA and PhD students.

Fotios is also a research active academic within the field of Human Resource Development (HRD), Strategic HRD, Training and Development, Diversity Training, Career Development, HRD in Small Firms etc. He is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for the category of Human Resource Management from the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), Emerald Publishing and Personnel Review journal (https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/archived/research/awards/odra_winners_2018.htm

In line with his academic leadership and administration duties, he performs the duties of the CIPD Internal Verifier for the Certificate of Human Resources Practice (CHRP) programme. In addition, he performs the role of the PhD Independent Assessor for Research Degrees within the NBS Doctoral School. He is also member of the School Academic Irregularities Panel (SAIP) to ensure that academic integrity represents a guiding principle amongst students who undertake a degree at Nottingham Business School.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Fotios completed his PhD in Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He also holds an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management with distinction (ALBA Graduate Business School-Greece), a PgCert in Research Methodology in Business and Management (University of Strathclyde), and a BSc in Business Administration (University of Piraeus-Greece).

Fotios worked as a Senior Tutor at the University of Strathclyde for three years (undergraduate modules), and as a Teaching Assistant (external) at the University of Stirling for almost a year (MSc in International HRM). Prior to his career shift to academia, he also worked for two multinational companies (beverages & cosmetics industries) for a number of years within their sales departments. Additionally, he holds experience from a marketing and financial department of two different firms, along with tutoring young adults in Mathematics, Business Administration as a private tutor.

Research areas

Fotios scholarly interests lie within the field of Human Resource Development (HRD), Strategic HRD (SHRD), SHRD Maturity, Training and Development, Diversity Training, Career Development, HRD in Small Firms etc.

Fotios has published a number of research papers in various academic journals. His research strategy focuses on the submission of individual and collaborative research papers to high quality research journals.

Recently, he was awarded with the 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for the category of Human Resource Management from the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), Emerald Publishing and Personnel Review journal.

External activity

Fotios is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (AMCIPD).

He is also a regular member of the Hellenic Academics Association of Great Britain (HAAGB), and member of the University and College Union (UCC). Finally, he performs the role of the International Ambassador in UK (as an alumni student) of ALBA Graduate Business School.

Sponsors and collaborators

Fotios aims to work with both internal and external collaborators. As a research active academic, he aims to produce high quality research outcomes not only to enhance his research portfolio, but also to assist NBS in achieving its research strategy objectives.

He actively participates and presents his research papers / posters in several OB and HRM/HRD related conferences in the UK, Europe and US.

Press expertise

Dr Fotios Mitsakis can offer comment on human resource development issues; strategic human resource development challenges in the banking sector; training and career development within the challenging context of an economic crisis etc.