Dr Aggelos Panayiotopoulos

Liverpool Business School

My research focuses on tourism development adopting a critical perspective. Drawing on Political Discourse Theory, my work unpicks the political, cultural and spatial aspects of tourism and its impact on places and people. At present, I am researching the phenomenon of overtourism in a post-socialist context, and I am involved in research on heritage consumption and memories of migration, exploring intrapersonal and interpersonal processes in the (re)construction of heritage experiences.


Greek, Modern (1453-)


2017, Department of Management and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland, PHD
2006, University of Brighton, United Kingdom, PgDip in Research Methodology
2001, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, MSc in Tourism Policy and Management
2000, School of Business Administration, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Patras, Greece, BA (Ptychion) in Tourism Business Administration

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in International Tourism Management, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Lecturer in Tourism Management, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2018 - 2020
Lecturer in Tourism and Events, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, 2018 - 2018
PT Lecturer i Tourism and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, 2012 - 2017
Lecturer in Tourism, Hotel & Tourism Management, Alpine College, The Swiss Business School for Hotel & Tourism Management Studies, 2009 - 2010
PT Lecturer in Tourism, School of Service Management, University of Brighton, 2003 - 2008

Journal article

Panayiotopoulos A, Lichrou M. 2022. From the streets to the classroom: Power Analysis as a tool for critical pedagogy Journal of Marketing Management, :1-16 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Panayiotopoulos A, Pisano C. 2019. Overtourism dystopias and socialist utopias: Towards an urban armature for dubrovnik Tourism Planning and Development, 16 :393-410 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

O'Flynn M, Panayiotopoulos A. 2015. Activism and the academy in Ireland: A bridge for social justice Studies in Social Justice, 9 :54-69 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Panayiotopoulos A, Pisano C. 2021. Overtourism Dystopias and Socialist Utopias: Toward an Urban Armature for Dubrovnik Milano C, Novelli M, Cheer JM. Travel and Tourism in the Age of Overtourism Routledge 978-0-367-69152-3 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Panayiotopoulos A, Lichrou M, O'Malley L, Patterson M. 2018. Heritage as embodied co-creation: 'Living the history' of the Titanic in Cobh Cultural Heritage :85-96 Routledge 9781138092822 Publisher Url Public Url

Lichrou M, Panayiotopoulos A. Marketing a sense of place to tourists: A critical perspective Sharpley R. Routledge Handbook of the Tourist Experience Routledge DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Panayiotopoulos A. Overtourism Dystopias and Utopias: Towards a new Urban Agenda Mobilities Transforming Destinations. Urban and Regional Policies, Digital Regulatory Mechanisms, and Place Prosperity and Sustainability. POLITUR

Lichrou M, Panayiotopoulos A. Heritage of Migration and Place: Narratives of Dispossession, Belonging and Resistance 4th Annual Conference of the International Place Branding Association, 27-29 November 2019

Panayiotopoulos A, Lichrou M. Teaching sustainability critically: a scholar activist perspective. AMI 2023 Businesses and Society – The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Exploring their relevance and application

Kanellopoulou J, Ntounis N, Panayiotopoulos A. SS16: Regional Challenges in Culture: Moving Beyond Tangible-Intangible Heritage Aggelos Panayiotopoulos

Panayiotopoulos A, Kanellopoulou J, Savvas Alexandros P. Cultural Heritage and Social transformation: A symbiotic relationship?

Media Coverage:

Panel participation on Cultural Heritage Management and Tourism. Attendance of MPs and local politicians in Rhodes, Greece 2023


Institute of Place Management Fellow, Institute of Place Management. 2023

Conference organisation:

TTCH Symposium, Co-leader of the TTHC research group, co-organiser of the symposium. 2022

Editorial boards:

Frontiers in Sustainable Tourism, Review Editor. 2022

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Leicester, PhD, European Smart City Politics: Conception, Perception and Lived Experience in the cases of the EU, Amsterdam and Barcelona. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

Academy of Marketing, Heritage Consumption and Memories of Migration, Grant value (£): 4980, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2019