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 Panayiota Georgiou

Panayiota Georgiou

Research student, Cardiff Business School

Overview

I am a first year PhD candidate in Business Studies within the Management, Employment and Organisation section of Cardiff Business School.


My background is in politics, economics, and public policy, with my PhD focusing on resilience, communities, and policies. I completed my undergraduate studies in the UK, having completed a dual honours degree in Economics and Politics at Lancaster University. After my bachelor's degree, I completed a masters in conflict, development, and security at Lancaster University, where I researched about remittances and development in sub-Saharan Africa. I also graduated from the University of Bristol where I attended the master of public policy, where I researched co-production in terms of coproduced partnerships in Athens, developed as a result of austerity measures. Before starting my doctoral studies, I worked in the energy sector of my home country Cyprus (Hellenic Petroleum, BP) and completed research internships at London based think tanks.

Research

Research interests


  •   Public Policy

  •  Critical Policy Studies

  •  Co-production and Innovation

  •  Governance Networks

  • ·Sustainability

Teaching

I am a Post Graduate Tutor on the following undegraduate module:



  • Society and Economy 

Thesis

The Power of Community Resilience: a Critical Analysis of Resilience as a Policy Tool in Wales

The term resilience, has been used in several different policy areas, ranging from development to disaster studies, climate change and business management. In recent years, governments, policymakers, organisations, media all highlight the importance of community resilience. That is, the ability of communities to withstand, adapt and recover from adversity.  Existing research focuses on how governments use community resilience as a policy tool and its implications on communities. Despite gaining a lot of attention, not much has been done in terms of empirical research, particularly on how communities interact, resist and co-designed resilience policies. Therefore, the aim of the research is to fill this gap by focusing on a case study of deprived areas in Cardiff to examine how actors within communities interact to create resilience. Particularly, how communities view narratives of resilience policies and if there is space for communities to take control of this process. Adopts a qualitative approach, with both semi-structured interviews and document analysis of policy papers to examine how local actors understand resilience and how language and discourses on resilience are used to develop particular social practices around resilience. This study will contribute to a better understanding of how communities shape resilient policies during crises.  



Funding source

Cardiff Business School

Supervisors

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Dr Marcus Gomes

Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Sustainability

Rhys Andrews

Professor Rhys Andrews

Professor of Public Management