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Dr. Chryso Panayidou | Tourism Award | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Chryso Panayidou, Cyprus Technological University, Cyprus

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Dr. Chryso Panayidou is an accomplished academic with expertise in tourism and hospitality management. Holding a PhD from Cyprus University of Technology, her research delves into the intricate dynamics of dark tourism and community perceptions. With over a decade of lecturing experience, she has contributed significantly to institutions like CTL Eurocollege and European University Cyprus. Dr. Panayidou’s dedication extends beyond teaching; she actively engages in research, presenting papers at international conferences and publishing in esteemed journals. Fluent in Greek, English, and Spanish, she brings a global perspective to her work. As a coordinator and committee member, she demonstrates leadership and commitment to advancing the field. πŸŒβœˆοΈπŸ“š

 

Publication Profile

Academic Qualifications

πŸŽ“ Dr. Chryso Panayidou’s academic journey is marked by a fervent pursuit of knowledge and expertise in tourism and hospitality management. She earned her PhD from Cyprus University of Technology, where her research focused on understanding the local community’s perceptions of dark tourism development in conventional leisure destinations. Prior to her doctoral studies, she completed a Master’s in European Leisure Studies, delving into cultural tourism marketing with a comparative analysis of Cyprus and the UK. Her educational foundation includes a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Tourism from the University of the West of England, and a Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management from the University of Plymouth. πŸŒπŸ“š

 

Employment History

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Dr. Chryso Panayidou’s professional journey reflects her dedication to the field of tourism and hospitality education and management. Since September 2019, she has served as an Expert Scientist and Teaching Assistant at the School of Tourism Management, Hospitality, and Entrepreneurship at Cyprus University of Technology. Prior to this role, she held positions as a Lecturer at CTL Eurocollege and European University Cyprus, where she imparted knowledge and expertise in tourism and hospitality to aspiring students. Her extensive experience also includes serving as a Course Coordinator at the College of Tourism and Hotel Management, where she contributed to curriculum development. Additionally, she has demonstrated her managerial skills as Assistant Manager at Lobelia Tourist Apartments since 1992. πŸŒπŸ¨πŸ“š

 

Professional Training

πŸ“š Dr. Chryso Panayidou’s commitment to professional growth is evident through a diverse range of training and development initiatives. Notably, she lectured on “Introduction to Dark Tourism and Troubled Pasts” at Cyprus University of Technology, enriching students’ understanding of complex historical narratives. She actively engaged in research projects like “Strengthening European Integration through the Analysis of Conflict Discourses” and participated in ERASMUS Staff Mobility for Teaching at the University of Murcia, Spain, where she shared insights on “Tourism in the Mediterranean.” Her educational pursuits include certifications in Spanish language proficiency, tourism training programs, and contributions to various educational institutes and associations, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning. πŸŒπŸ“πŸŽ“

 

Research Focus

πŸ” Dr. Chryso Panayidou’s research focus lies within the realm of heritage tourism and community perceptions, as evidenced by her publication “Dark tourism development in a leisure destination: the perceptions of the local community in Cyprus.” Collaborating with peers, she delves into the intricate dynamics of how dark tourism impacts local communities, shedding light on their perceptions and responses. This work contributes significantly to the field of heritage tourism, offering insights into the intersection of tourism development and community perspectives. Through her scholarly endeavors, Dr. Panayidou explores the multifaceted relationship between tourism, heritage, and societal attitudes, enriching our understanding of this evolving landscape. πŸ›οΈπŸ‘₯πŸ“Š

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Chryso Panayidou | Tourism Award | Best Researcher Award

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