Dr Kyriaki Glyptou joined the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality as Senior Lecturer in October of 2016 and since then, she has been engaged in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to Destination Management, Strategic Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development. She holds the qualification of Environmental Scientist (EUR ING) from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a PhD on Tourism Destination Management and Regional Development from the Business School of the University of the Aegean in Greece.
Kyriaki gained international exposure as Senior Research Associate of the Aegean Sustainable Tourism Observatory (first European observatory under the auspices of UNWTO) as well as through her research, consulting and teaching experience in Italy, Greece, Germany and the Netherlands.
She is a reviewer for the Journal of Tourism Management (Elsevier ISSN: 0261-5177), member of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) and Fellow of the Institute of Place Management (IPM).
Kyriaki’s current research explores the role of sustainability as competitive advantage for destination branding and attractiveness. More than the entailed implications for destination management, planning and policy support, her research aims to further identify behavioural discrepancies of tourists.