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Dr Antonios Kaniadakis
Reader (Education) in 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 Foster, P. (2024) 'The role of fintech startups and big banks in shaping trust expectations from blockchain use in mainstream financial markets'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 203. pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0040-1625 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ni, Q., Kaniadakis, A. and Dong, H. (2023) 'Low-Carbon Behaviour in Older Chinese Migrants: Theoretical Models', in Goodman-Deane, J., Dong, H., Heylighen, A., Lazar, J. and Clarkson, J. (eds.) Design for Sustainable Inclusion CWUAAT 2023. Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature. pp. 22 - 30. ISBN 10: 3-031-28528-X. ISBN 13: 978-3-031-28527-1. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Kaniadakis, A. (2023) 'Understanding the Technology Agora in Banking and Financial Services'. Amplify, 36 (1). pp. 14 - 21.Open Access Link

Journal article

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 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 21. 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

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