Dr Gregoris Ioannou

BSc, MSc, PhD

Management School

Lecturer in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management

Dr Gregoris Ioannou
g.ioannou@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3265

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Dr Gregoris Ioannou
Management School
B030
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Gregoris joined the Management School in September 2021 from the University of Glasgow where he was a Research Fellow. In the past he taught at the University of Cyprus and Frederick University. His research interests include precariousness at work, trade unionism and class composition, contentious politics, and social movements. Gregoris’ work has been published in numerous academic journals including ‘Industrial Relations Journal’ and 'Industrial Law Journal’, in collective volumes and a wide range of non-academic media. He has co-edited a book volume on ‘left radicalism and populism in Europe’ while his first monograph on ‘the normalisation of Cyprus’ partition’ was published in 4 editions and 3 languages. His second monograph on ‘the labour market in Southern Europe since the crisis’ was published by Routledge in 2021. In 2020 he won a prestigious Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship at the University of Glasgow but declined it to move to the University of Sheffield instead.

Qualifications
  • PhD Sociology - University of Warwick
  • MSc Political Sociology - LSE
  • BSc International History - LSE
Research interests

Gregoris’ research utilises political sociology and political economy frameworks to examine power dynamics in employment relations as well as their cultural and communicational forms. He is interested in labour markets and their regulation at the macro level and how these interact with workplace dynamics at the micro level. He is especially interested in the intersection between ideology and subjectivity and the fields of employment and class. His work addresses this through the interconnecting themes of:

  • Precariousness in employment relations
  • Trade unionism and class composition
  • Contentious politics and mobilisations

His recent monograph on the economic crisis in Southern Europe assessed how the liberalization and deregulation processes and the promotion of market-enhancing reforms progressed in three different national settings, identifying the forces, agents, contexts, and mechanisms shaping the employment relations systems. His previous research on precarious, young workers in Greece and the UK examined their understandings, ideas, and beliefs about their work in relation to the prevailing market values and the axioms of neoliberalism.

Publications

Books

  • Ioannou G (2021) Employment, Trade Unionism and Class: The Labour Market in Southern Europe since the Crisis. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2020) Denktaş Güneyde - Kıbrıs Rum Tarafında Bölünmenin Normalleşmesi. Nicosia: Baranga Publications. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2020) The Normalisation of Cyprus’ Partition Among Greek Cypriots. Springer International Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2020) Ο Ντενκτάς στο νότο: η κανονικοποίηση της διχοτόμησης στην ελληνοκυπριακή πλευρά. Thessaloniki: Psifides. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Charalambous G & Ioannou G (2019) Introducing the topic and the concepts, Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe (pp. 1-30). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Charalambous G & Ioannou G (2019) Conclusions: populism and left radicalism in Europe across time and space In Charalambous G & Ioannou G (Ed.), Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe (pp. 257-265). London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G & Charalambous G (2019) West European trade unions, labour and ‘the people’: from the golden era to the times of austerity In Charalambous G & Ioannou G (Ed.), Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe (pp. 204-222). London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G & Sonan S (2019) Cyprus: a divided island – state with diverging collective bargaining patterns, weakened yet still standing In Müller T, Vandaele K & Waddington J (Ed.), Collective Bargaining in Europe: Towards an Endgame, Vol. I (pp. 109-129). Brussels: ETUI. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G & Charalambous G (2016) The left and the crisis in Cyprus: ‘In the midst of change they were not changing’ In March L & Keith D (Ed.), Europe’s Radical Left: From Marginality to Mainstream? (pp. 273-288). London: Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd.. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2016) Employment in crisis: Cyprus and the extension of precarity In Jørgensen MB & Schierup C-U (Ed.), Politics of Precarity: Migrant Conditions, Struggles and Experiences (pp. 138-159). Leiden ; Boston: Brill. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Karatzogianni A, Morgunova O, Kambouri N, Lafazani O, Trimikliniotis N, Ioannou G & Nguyen D (2016) Intercultural Conflict and Dialogue in the Transnational Digital Public Sphere: Findings from the Mig@Net Research Project (2010–2013), The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere (pp. 235-257). Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2016) The connection between trade unions and political parties in Cyprus, Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus: Political and Societal Strategies (pp. 110-128). RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

Conference proceedings papers

  • Ioannou G & Stavrou S (2017) The Deterioration of Employment and Working Conditions in the Academia RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Ioannou G & Sonan S (2019) Inter-Communal Contact and Exchange in Cyprus? Higher Education Institutions: Their Potential to Build Trust and Cooperation RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2018) Social Dialogue: International Best Practices and Recommendations for United Cyprus RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2018) Labour Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the Greek Cypriot Community RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G (2018) Social Dialogue Environment in the Greek Cypriot Community RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G & Charalambous G (2017) The social and political impact of the Cyprus economic crisis (2010-2017) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G & Sonan S (2016) Youth Unemployment in Cyprus: an Examination of the "Lost Generation" RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ioannou G & Sonan S (2014) Trade Unions in Cyprus: History of Division, Common Challenges Ahead RIS download Bibtex download
  • Karatzogianni A, Morgunova O, Kambouri N, Lafazani O, Trimikliniotis N & Ioannou G (2012) Intercultural Conflict and Dialogue RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

Research group

Centre for Decent Work

Teaching interests

Gregoris' approach to teaching seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills and their interest in the study of labour. His teaching is theoretically informed and guided by his research utilising contemporary empirical examples.

Gregoris’ teaching perspective involves the consideration and exploration of the students’ own positionality and evolving experiences and develops learning objectives that understand teaching as a dynamic and collaborative process.

Gregoris’s long experience of educational interactions with diverse groups of students has made him sensitive to identifying differing abilities, aims and ambitions of students and acting in ways that could help them achieve their potential.

He engages students in discussion and aims to both motivate and inspire them through being open and addressing their wider intellectual concerns.

Teaching activities
  • MGT219 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGT226 Human Resource Management
  • MGT309 Industrial Relations
  • MGT670 International Human Resource Studies
Professional activities

Gregoris is an external Expert for the European Commission, European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment, and labour market policies, an external Expert for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) on Working Conditions and Sustainable Work and has also been consultant for labour relations and trade union issues in Cyprus for the European Trade Union Institute, (ETUI) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).

PhD supervision

Gregoris would be interested in supervising PhD students on topics related to South European countries and more generally on any area relevant to his research interests and expertise.