Constantia is the leading authority on EU tourism policy and has published extensively on the impact of regional trading organisations on international tourism development in highly esteemed academic journals and practitioner publications. Her main research interests lay in EU tourism policy, tourism governance and organisational structures. She is also interested on technological mediation processes in tourism and cultural/heritage tourism practices and identity.
Her project work has been funded by the EU (TEMPUS programme), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK, and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Constantia was also previously employed as qualitative social researcher on tourism-related and employability projects and held various posts in the tourism industry. She has also acted as a grant reviewer and scientific expert for Innovation Fund Denmark, the Eureka Eurostars programme, and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, among others.
Constantia holds a BA Hons in Economics from the University of Macedonia, Greece and an MSc and PhD in Tourism from University of Strathclyde, UK. She is a committee member of Tourism Society (UK), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. Constantia has acted as a scientific committee member and reviewer for several academic conferences and journals including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Geographies and Event Management.
Constantia is an experienced communicator who incorporates her research insights into her teaching and public engagement practice. Her work has been previously presented to student audiences in the UK, Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, and Russia and at practitioner conferences and symposia. She is also an experienced doctoral supervisor and examiner.