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Dr Antonios Kaniadakis
Reader - Education


I am a Reader in Education and the Digital Economy and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Prior to joining Brunel, I was Senior Lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. I have also worked at the London School of Economics & Political Science (Information Systems & Innovation), the University of Edinburgh (Business School) and the Open University (Economics). 

My background is in the Social Sciences. I was trained as a Sociologist and I hold a PhD in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies from Edinburgh University.

I have an interest in socio-economic analyses of digital technology innovation. I specialise in qualitative and experimental research methodologies and I am an experienced ethnographer.

Keywords: Digital economy, social informatics, innovation, fintech, organisational change, technology and society, higher education pedagogy, degree apprenticeships, HCI


PhD - Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - The University of Edinburgh, UK

MRes - Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - The University of Edinburgh, UK

MA - Sociology of ICT - Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

BA - Sociology - University of Crete, Greece

PGCAP - Queen Mary University of London, UK


Programme Director for MSc Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) Degree Apprenticeship

Newest selected publications

Kaniadakis, A. and Farmaki, A. (2022) 'Responsibilisation of participants in sharing economy platforms: The case of Airbnb and the hotelisation of hosting practice'. New Media and Society, 0 (in press). pp. 146144482211416 - 146144482211416. ISSN: 1461-4448 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kaniadakis, A. and Linturn, L. (2022) 'Organizational adoption of Robotic Process Automation: managing the performativity of hype'. International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management, 10 (4). pp. 20 - 36. ISSN: 2182-7796 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kaniadakis, A. and Padumadasa, EU. (2022) 'Can e-Learning Enable the Transition to University for Computing and Electronic Engineering Students from Low Socio-Economic Status? A Socio-Cultural Approach'. Journal of Information Systems Education, 33 (1). pp. 87 - 97. ISSN: 1055-3096 Open Access Link

Journal article

Theocharis, Y. and Kaniadakis, A. (2022) 'The new digital surveillance'. Athens Greece: Papazisis. ISSN 13: 9789600239027


Park, S., Healey, PGT. and Kaniadakis, A. (2021) 'Should Robots Blush?'.CHI '21: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Yokohama, Japan. 6 - 13 May. ACM. pp. 1 - 14.Open Access Link

Conference paper
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