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Dr Maria Hadjielia Drotarova

Head of the Hospitality & Tourism Field
Coordinator, EU funding Programmes
Senior Lecturer

  

Contact details

25736501
25736629
 maria.hadjielia.drotarova@gmail.com

Brief description
Dr. Hadjielia Drotarova received her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Research of Lancaster University, UK. She is a programme coordinator and Senior Lecturer in the field of business and hospitality, CTL Eurocollege, Cyprus. Maria has substantial experience on EU-funded projects under Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Her research is found at the intersection of education and tourism, drawing on longitudinal qualitative research approach and focusing on topics such as educational research, social learning, dark tourism, and sharing economy.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Postdoc at Cyprus University of Technology (January 2019 – Jun 2020)
Working on a qualitative research study on thanatourism, nostalgia and hope.
PhD in Educational Research
Lancaster University (UK)
Thesis: “A MULTIDIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF DOCTORAL STUDY EXPERIENCE: CONSRUCTING DIVERSE ROUTES ACROSS PARALLEL REALITIES”
Master’s Degree in Andragogy (Adult education)
University of Prešov (Slovakia)
Dissertation: “Quality of working life in the public sector workplace: Evidence from the Slovak Context”
Bachelor Degree in Andragogy (Adult education)
University of Prešov (Slovakia) 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

February 2021 – present Senior Lecturer at Ctl Eurocollege in the Field of Hospitality and Tourism

Cyprus University of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Hotel and Tourism Management
"Nurturing the younger generation through heritage tourism: A family perspective."         
April 2021 – (9 months)

Cyprus University of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Communication and Internet Studies
RePast, Horizon 2020
June 2020 – Dec 2020

Cyprus University of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Hotel and Tourism Management
Coleco, Erasmus+ Project
January 2020 – Jan 2021

Cyprus University of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Hotel and Tourism Management
Dark Tourism: The Case of Mari
January 2019 – June 2020

European University Cyprus, Cyprus
Associate Lecturer in Higher Education (part-time)
School of Humanities, Social & Education Sciences
Teaching area & Specialization: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods in Educational Research, Methodology in Social Science, Action Research, for bachelor and master students, face to face and distance learning
September 2018 – Jan 2021

University of Presov, Slovakia
Visiting Researcher 
Sep 2012 – Today

PUBLISHED PAPERS, ABSTRACTS AND ARTICLES

ACADEMIC JOURNALS

Published papers

  • Hadjielias, E., Christofi, M., Christou, P., and Hadjielia Drotarova, M., (2021). Digitalization, agility, and customer value in tourism, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 121334,
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121334.
  • Farmaki, A., Miguel, C., Hadjielia Drotarova, M., Aleksić, A., Čeh Časni, A., Efthymiadou, F. (2020). Impacts of Covid-19 on Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Platforms: Host Perceptions and Responses. International Journal of Hospitality Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102663 
  • Miguel, C., Pechurina, A., Kirkulak-Uludag, B., Hadjielia Drotarova, M., Dumančić, K., Načinović Braje, I., Giglio, C. (2021). Crisis management during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of the short-term rental market sector in Europe. International Journal of Hospitality Management – under review process (minor revision). 
  • Christou, P. A., Drotarova, H. M., (2021). Emotions and tourism: A critical review and research agenda, Tourism Management. - under review process 
  • Drotarova, M. (2011). Peer reflection within the doctoral student process: A community of practice perspective. British Education Index, BERA Annual Conference 2011, September 6th-8th, Institute of Education, London, UK. 
  • Drotarova, M. (2010). Informal Relationships within the Doctoral Student Process: A Situated Learning Perspective. Proceedings, Higher Education Close Up 5, Questioning Theory-Method Relations in Higher Education Research, International Research Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, July 20th-22nd 2010, pp. 122-124. 
  • Peer Group Learning through Public Reflection: A Study of a PhD Peer Group. BERA Annual Conference 2011, September 6th-8th, Institute of Education, London, UK. 

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

Work-in-progress papers: 

  • Hadjielia Drotarova, M. and Christou, A., P., “Nurturing the next generation within dark tourism: Insights from Death Valley, Slovakia”. 
  • Hadjielias E. & Hadjielia Drotarova, M. Networking and Entrepreneurial Learning in post-soviet economies: A study of entrepreneurs in Slovakia 

CONFERENCES 

  • “Nurturing the next generation within dark tourism: Insights from Death Valley, Slovakia”, ‘Death & Culture III’ conference, September 3rd-4th 2020. 
  • “Education and Qualitative Research: The Case of Cyprus”, October 26th, 2018, European University Cyprus. 
  • “How to do qualitative research”, Seminar for academics in the Department of Adult Education, September 6th, 2018, University of Presov, Slovakia. 
  • Peer reflection within the doctoral student process: A community of practice perspective. Oxford Ethnography and Education conference 2011, September 19th-21st, New College, Oxford, UK. 
  • Peer Group Learning through Public Reflection: A Study of a PhD Peer Group. BERA Annual Conference 2011, September 6th-8th, Institute of Education, London, UK. 
  • Informal Relationships within the Doctoral Student Process: A Situated Learning Perspective. Higher Education Close Up 5, Questioning Theory-Method Relations in Higher Education Research, International Research Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, July 20th-22nd 2010. 
  • Informal Mentoring within the Doctoral Student Process: Community of Practice, ‘Work in Progress Seminar’, Educational Research Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 25th June 2010. 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS 

Member of BERA – British Educational Research Association