Fotios Mitsakis

Fotis Mitsakis

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Dr Fotios Mitsakis is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour. He joined Nottingham Business School in September 2016, and since then he is involved in lecturing and tutoring (seminars/workshops) in a wide range of modules, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He is the module leader for the Human Resource Development (HRD) module offered to level 5 UG students of the BA (Hons) in Business Management and Human Resources programme. In addition, Fotios is the co-module leader of the Learning and Talent Development (L&TD) module offered to postgraduate students for the MSc in Human Resource Management (FT) programme.

Fotios is also a research active academic within the field of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Strategic HRD.

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) course, along with undertaking 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) committee to ensure that academic integrity represents a guiding principle amongst students undertaking 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, and Career Development.

Fotios 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.

External activity

Fotios is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), and an Academic Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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 in various HRD-related conferences either through a poster or through a paper presentation.

Press expertise

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