Evangelia Marinakou

Dr Evangelia Marinakou

  • 01202 966304
  • emarinakou at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Hourly Paid Lecturer
  • Dorset House D117, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Lia has been teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in higher education, following a career in management in the Greek hospitality industry. She has served as head of department and dean at various academic institutions in Greece, Switzerland, Bahrain and the UK. Her research interests focus on women in hospitality management, leadership as well as teaching and learning methodologies in HE. On these research areas she has published a book, book chapters, journal articles and has presented at international conferences. She has also worked on European funded projects as project leader with focus on vocational training in hospitality and tourism. Moreover, she has trained a number of professionals in the industry in Lifelong Learning programmes. Finally, she is a reviewer in reputable academic journals such as the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM).


Retaining global talent in the service industry

Journal Articles





  • Marinakou, E., 2012. An investigation of gender influences on transformational leadership in the Greek hospitality industry. PhD Thesis. University of Strathclyde, Department of HR.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • I have taught a variety of modules at postgraduate level and at different programmes, such as Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Issues in Hotel and Food Services Management, Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Managing Self and Others, Entrepreneurship, Research Methods, Health Care Services Marketing. She has also supervised a large number of dissertations, some of which were published and presented as papers at conferences with students.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Lia has taught a variety of modules at undergraduate level such as Hospitality Principles, Hospitality Resources and Revenue Management, Investigating Hospitality, Tourism Planning and Development, Conference organisation, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Hospitality Operations Management, Managing People in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Management, Food and Beverage Management, Research methods, Tourism Data Analysis in Practice, Geography of Tourism, Hospitality Organisational Behaviour, Hospitality Consumer, Conference and Exhibition Management, Tourism Industry and Enterprise, Aspects of Law in the Tourism Industry, Employability and Entrepreneurship, Tourism Geography Field Research, Festivals and Event Management, Tourism Geography Field Research, Business Strategy, Managing Change and Challenge in Tourism


  • Networking for chefs' competencies (Acorn, Bournemouth University, 25 Jun 2018). Awarded
  • Retaining global talent in a service industry environment (QR Funding, Bournemouth University, 12 Jan 2017). Completed
  • 5 case studies of ILOs in vocational education in tourism (CEDEFOP, 31 May 2012). Awarded
  • Development of electronic educational programmes and business plan for the islands in the periphery of Cyclades (ETAP, Chamber of Cyclades, 04 Jul 2008). Awarded

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level 4 Year Tutor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Member of QAEG, Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • 5th Conference of Quality in Tourism, Rhodes
  • External examiner for Manchester Metropolitan University, MBA International Hospitality Management (
  • • Plymouth University, External Examiner for the BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • External examiner for Validation of BA Culinary Arts management, Queen Margaret University
  • External Examiner, BPP, BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management [Top-Up], BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management [Top-Up] [Online]

Conference Presentations

  • 5th Conference of Quality in Tourism, Talent management and retention for customer service quality, 14 Apr 2018, Rhode, Greece

Consultancy Activities

  • Mystery guest, Quality control at 5* hotels. GOLDAXIA


  • PhD in HRM and Hospitality (University of Strathclyde, 2012)
  • BA (Hons) in Tourism Management (ATEI Athens, 2010)
  • PGCE in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University of Hertfordshire, 2009)
  • Pg Dip in in Research Methods (University of Strathclyde, 2006)
  • MSc in International Hospitality Management (University of Strathclyde, 1996)
  • BSc in Hotel and Catering Management (ASTER, Rhodes, Greece, 1993)


  • Best paper in Hospitality (The INC Hospitality, Tourism and Events conference, 2018)
  • Best conference paper in Hospitality Award: Bakalis, M., Giousmpasoglou, C. and Marinakou, E. (2018). An investigation of the customers' choice of AirBnB over hotels: the case of Bournemouth. (THE INC 2018 Conference, 2018)
  • Research activity (Royal University for Women, 2014)


  • Higher Education Academcy, Senior Fellow (2016-),
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