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Institute of Applied Data Science


Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos

Panos Panagiotopoulos

Senior Lecturer in Information Management & Turing Fellow

Business Development
Mile End Campus, Bancroft Building Room 3.44h
+44 (0)20 7882 6611


digital governance, media research and new forms of data.


He is interested in information technology and social media research, digital engagement, public sector IT, digital governance and digital transformation of the labour movement. He is a member of the editorial board for Government Information Quarterly and New Technology, Work and Employment. He is a track chair for the British Academy of Management conference (2016, 2017), the IFIP 8.5 International Conference on eGovernment/eParticipation (2015, 2016 & 2017) and has also held various associate editorial roles for the European, American and international conferences on Information Systems.


Publications of specific relevance to Applied Data Science


Panagiotopoulos P (2021). Digital audiences of union organising: A social media analysis. New Technology, Work and Employment  10.1111/ntwe.12184


Afzal M and Panagiotopoulos P (2020). Smart Policing: A Critical Review of the Literature., Editors: Viale Pereira G, Janssen M, Lee H, Lindgren I, Rodríguez Bolívar MP, Scholl HJ and Zuiderwijk A. Springer International Publishing  10.1007/978-3-030-57599-1_5
Bowen F and Panagiotopoulos P (2020). Regulatory roles and functions in information-based regulation: a systematic review. International Review of Administrative Sciences  vol. 86, (2) 203-221. 10.1177/0020852318778775
Gupta A, Panagiotopoulos P and Bowen F (2020). An orchestration approach to smart city data ecosystems. Technological Forecasting and Social Change  vol. 153, 10.1016/j.techfore.2020.119929


Bowen F, Tang S and Panagiotopoulos P (2019). A classification of information-based environmental regulation: Voluntariness, compliance and beyond., Editors: Barcelo D. Elsevier Bv  Science of The Total Environment  135571-135571. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135571
Panagiotopoulos P, Klievink B and Cordella A (2019). Public value creation in digital government. Government Information Quarterly  vol. 36, (4) 10.1016/j.giq.2019.101421
Panagiotopoulos P, Edelmann N, Glassey O, Misuraca G, Parycek P, Lampoltshammer T and Re B (2019). Editorial. 10.1007/s12036-018-9516-7


De Widt D and Panagiotopoulos P (2018). Informal networking in the public sector: Mapping local government debates in a period of austerity. Government Information Quarterly  vol. 35, (3) 375-388. 10.1016/j.giq.2018.05.004
BOWEN F and panagiotopoulos P (2018). Information-based Regulation: New roles for regulators. Department For Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Edelmann N, Parycek P, Misuraca G, Panagiotopoulos P, Charalabidis Y and Virkar S (2018). Preface. 10.1055/b-0035-108383


Panagiotopoulos P, Bowen F and Brooker P (2017). The value of social media data: Integrating crowd capabilities in evidence-based policy. Government Information Quarterly  vol. 34, (4) 601-612. 10.1016/j.giq.2017.10.009
Edelmann N, Parycek P, Charalabidis Y, Chugunov AV, Panagiotopoulos P, Pardo TA, Sæbø Ø and Tambouris E (2017). Preface.


PANAGIOTOPOULOS P, Barnett J. , Bidgeli A. Z. and Sams S. (2016). Social Media in Emergency Management: Twitter as a Tool for Communicating Risks to the Public. Technological Forecasting and Social Change  vol. 111, 86-96. 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.06.010
Gaspar R, Pedro C, Panagiotopoulos P and Seibt B (2016). Beyond positive or negative: Qualitative sentiment analysis of social media reactions to unexpected stressful events. Computers in Human Behavior  vol. 56, 179-191. 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.040
Scholl HJ, Glassey O, Janssen M, Klievink B, Lindgren I, Parycek P, Tambouris E, Wimmer MA, Janowski T, Soares DS, Charalabidis Y, Gascó M, Gil-Garcia R, Panagiotopoulos P, Pardo T, Sæbø Ø and Zuiderwijk A (2016). Preface.


Panagiotopoulos P, Shan LC, Barnett J, Regan Á and McConnon Á (2015). A framework of social media engagement: Case studies with food and consumer organisations in the UK and Ireland. International Journal of Information Management  vol. 35, (4) 394-402. 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2015.02.006
Shan LC, Panagiotopoulos P, Regan Á, De Brún A, Barnett J, Wall P and McConnon A (2015). Interactive communication with the public: Qualitative exploration of the use of social media by food and health organizations. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior  vol. 47, (1) 104-108. 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.09.004
Panagiotopoulos P and Barnett J (2015). Social Media in Union Communications: An International Study with UNI Global Union Affiliates. British Journal of Industrial Relations  vol. 53, (3) 508-532. 10.1111/bjir.12060
Panagiotopoulos P, Ziaee Bigdeli A, Barnett J and Sams S (2015). Social media in Government: Communicating Risks to the Public during Emergency Events. Academy of Management Proceedings  vol. 2015, (1) 10.5465/ambpp.2015.13411abstract


Panagiotopoulos P, Bigdeli AZ and Sams S (2014). Citizen-government collaboration on social media: The case of Twitter in the 2011 riots in England. Government Information Quarterly  vol. 31, (3) 349-357. 10.1016/j.giq.2013.10.014
Panagiotopoulos P and Barnett J (2014). Social media in union communications: An international study with uni global union affiliates. British Journal of Industrial Relations  10.1111/bjir.12060


Panagiotopoulos P (2012). Towards unions 2.0: Rethinking the audience of social media engagement. New Technology, Work and Employment  vol. 27, (3) 178-192. 10.1111/j.1468-005X.2012.00287.x
Panagiotopoulos P, Al-Debei MM, Fitzgerald G and Elliman T (2012). A business model perspective for ICTs in public engagement. Government Information Quarterly  vol. 29, (2) 192-202. 10.1016/j.giq.2011.09.011
Panagiotopoulos P and Elliman T (2012). Online engagement from the grassroots: Reflecting on over a decade of epetitioning experience in europe and the UK. Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance: Technologies and Methods For Online Citizen Engagement in Public Policy Making  10.1007/978-3-642-27219-6_5
Panagiotopoulos P, Moody C and Elliman T (2012). Institutional Diffusion of eParticipation in the English Local Government: Is Central Policy the Way Forward? Inf. Syst. Manag.  vol. 29, 295-304. 10.1080/10580530.2012.716991
Panagiotopoulos P and Elliman T (2012). Online Engagement from the Grassroots: Reflecting on over a Decade of ePetitioning Experience in Europe and the UK. Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance , Editors: Charalabidis Y and Koussouris S. Springer  10.1007/978-3-642-27219-6_5


Panagiotopoulos P, Sams S, Elliman T and Fitzgerald G (2011). Do social networking groups support online petitions? Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy  vol. 5, (1) 20-31. 10.1108/17506161111114626
Panagiotopoulos P, Gionis G, Psarras JE and Askounis D (2011). Supporting public decision making in policy deliberations: an ontological approach. Oper. Res.  vol. 11, 281-298. 10.1007/s12351-010-0081-3


Grants of specific relevance to Applied Data Science
Understanding the value of social media monitoring and visualisation tools for government crowdsourcing
Panagiotopoulos P
£2,986 NEMODE – New Economic Models in the Digital Economy, Network+. (01-11-2014 - 30-06-2015)
Incentivising alternative approaches among policy-makers and regulators
Panagiotopoulos P
£9,570 Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (04-12-2014 - 04-04-2014)

Food Risk Communication. Perceptions and communication of food risks/benefits across Europe: development of effective communication strategies
Panagiotopoulos P
EUR2,973,855 European Commission (01-06-2010 - 31-10-2013)
Panagiotopoulos P
EUR233 European Commissions DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (01-09-2011 - 30-04-2013)