Constantia Anastasiadou

Constantia Anastasiadou

Dr Constantia Anastasiadou

Senior Lecturer

Biography

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.

Research Groups

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of appointment panel- University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Participation as expert on Covid-19 outbreak expert survey for the UK Parliament
  • Member of appointment panel- University of Crete- Greece
  • Member of Appointment Panel- Aalborg University, Denmark

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • '20 Years of Scottish Devolution past and future – what will be driving and shaping tourism in Scotland next'
  • "Destination Organisations: Fit for Purpose and Ready for What the Future Holds?" Tourism Society
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial: Tourism Governance during Public Sector Reform and Financial Uncertainty- How can Destination Management Organisations Adapt?

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner for University of Sunderland Periodic Programme Review
  • External Examiner at Middlesex University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Enterprise
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission assessor

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer for University of Patras- K. Karatheodori scheme
  • Scientific Expert for Innovation fund Denmark (IDF)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Technology Solutions for Tourism 2015: Edinburgh Tourism Action Group
  • Scottish & Danish destinations - a comparison of evolving purposes and roles: Tourism Management Institute

 

Media Activity

  • Interview on Russian television as part of the TOULL project dissemination activities.
  • Interview, The Independent

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of Tourism Society, UK

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer for Tourist Studies
  • Journal reviewer for Annals of Tourism Research
  • Journal Reviewer for Tourism Management

 

Date


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So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain

Conference Proceeding
Anastasiadou, C., & McMillan, J. (in press)
So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain. In The Human Touch in Hospitality: 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education 2022
In existing tourism literature, there is a lack of understanding of the public values on the basis of which tourism is understood and the tourism public sphere is constructed....

Souvenir authenticity in the additive manufacturing age

Journal Article
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2021)
Souvenir authenticity in the additive manufacturing age. Annals of Tourism Research, 89, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2021.103188
The expansion of additive manufacturing or 3D printing as a novel (re)production method disrupts social consumption patterns and challenges existing conceptualisations of tour...

Tourism and the EU: Retrospect and Prospect

Book Chapter
Anastasiadou, C. (2020)
Tourism and the EU: Retrospect and Prospect. In Brexit and Tourism: Process, Impacts and Non-Policy, (30-42). Bristol: Channel View
The aim of this chapter is to consider how the EU’s approach to tourism may develop or change after the UK has left the Union. Beyond the changes and any exit agreements concl...

What next for tourism policy in the post-Brexit EU?

Conference Proceeding
Anastasiadou, C. (2019)
What next for tourism policy in the post-Brexit EU?. In Tourman 2019 Conference Proceedings (193-195
Tourism is a major socio-economic activity in the European Union that has traditionally been, cast as a means of promoting European identity and progressing the EU’s aims for...

“From souvenirs to 3D printed souvenirs”. Exploring the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies in (re)-framing tourist souvenirs

Journal Article
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2019)
“From souvenirs to 3D printed souvenirs”. Exploring the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies in (re)-framing tourist souvenirs. Tourism Management, 71, 428-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.10.032
Souvenirs, whether mass-produced commodities made elsewhere or local artisanal handicrafts, are static objects that lack the capacity to mediate or generate the co-creative, a...

AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase

Exhibition / Performance
Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C., Calder, L., Vones, K., Burton, K., & Allan, D. AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase. 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018

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Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C., Calder, L., Vones, K., Burton, K., & Allan, D. AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase. 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
No abstract available.

Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs

Book
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2018)
Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs. In J. M. Rickly, & E. S. Vidon (Eds.), Authenticity & Tourism Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences, 165-179. London: Emerald
Mass-market production of souvenirs, their disposability and their mixed up, interpretive styling may detach the tourist from the actual experience. Conversely, it is the pers...

1.5cm Unicorn Souvenirs

Physical Artefact
Vettese, S., & Anastasiadou, C. 1.5cm Unicorn Souvenirs. [Physical artefact]. Edinburgh Napier University

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Vettese, S., & Anastasiadou, C. 1.5cm Unicorn Souvenirs. [Physical artefact]. Edinburgh Napier University
This study explored the possibilities and challenges that 3D printing could generate in the production and consumption of tourist souvenirs. The team undertook a study in coll...

In Situ, 3D Printed Heritage Souvenirs: Challenging Conventional Spaces and Culture

Journal Article
Vettese, S., & Anastasiadou, C. (2018)
In Situ, 3D Printed Heritage Souvenirs: Challenging Conventional Spaces and Culture. The Journal of Peer Production, 12, 27-39
This paper outlines an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Design Innovation Development Award project titled ' Enhancing the Authenticity and Sustainability of...

The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Journal Article
Viol, M., Todd, L., Theodoraki, E., & Anastasiadou, C. (2018)
The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tourism Management, 69, 246-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.018
The role of commemorative events for event tourism has received marginal attention. Existing research primarily considers commemorative events for their social and political s...

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