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Fotios Mitsakis

Fotios Mitsakis

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Dr Fotios Mitsakis is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour. Fotios teaches on a wide range of 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 further performs the role of the PG Academic Mentor for the MSc HRM students.

In line with his academic leadership and administration duties, he performs the role of the PhD Independent Assessor and/pr Internal Examiner 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 (NBS). In the past, he performed the duties of the CIPD Internal Quality Adviser for the Certificate of Human Resources Practice (CHRP) programme.

Career overview

Prior to joining NBS, 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 (UG 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, Fotios 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, and extensive teaching experience as a private tutor.

Research areas

Fotios is 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.

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

External activity

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

He is a regular member of the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD), and an active member of its Research Development Committee. He has also served as a regular member of the UFHRD Committee for Professional and Organisational Activities. Fotios is also a UK International Ambassador (as an alumni student) of ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens-Greece.

Fotios further undertakes the role of the External Examiner (EE) for two different UK universities (Programme and module EE).

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 work (e.g., research papers / posters) in several OB and HRM/HRD related conferences in the UK, Europe and US.

Fotios is member of the Global Hospitality Research Alliance (GHRA) network, comprising of more than 50 researchers from 13 countries, examining the employment challenges of hospitality and tourism sectors to suggest strategies to promote decent working conditions for the benefit of all.

Press expertise

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

Course(s) I teach on

  • Postgraduate taught | Full-time | 2023

  • Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

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    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

Inclusive and equitable teaching and research

My aim is to contribute towards transforming society through inclusive and equitable teaching and research that facilitate individuals' mindset growth towards promoting quality education, sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

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