Dr Athina Ioannou

Research Fellow in Privacy and Data Management
BSc, MSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 686317
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My qualifications

PhD in Computer Science
Brunel University London
MSc Business Information Systems
City University London
BSc Finance & Accounting
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Affiliations and memberships

British Academy of Management (BAM)
Member of British Academy of Management (BAM)


Research interests

Research projects

Indicators of esteem

  • 2017, August. Best Paper Award in SIGADIT Track.Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, USA. Title 'Using IT Mindfulness to mitigate the negative consequences of technostress' (with Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou).

My publications


Lu, Y., Li, S., Ioannou, A. and Tussyadiah, I. (2019). From Data Disclosure to Privacy Nudges: A Privacy-Aware and User-Centric Personal Data Management Framework. In: Wang G., Bhuiyan M., De Capitani di Vimercati S., Ren Y. (eds) Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications. DependSys 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1123. Springer, Singapore
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Although there are many privacy-enhancing tools designed to protect users’ online privacy, it is surprising to see a lack of user-centric solutions allowing privacy control based on the joint assessment of privacy risks and benefits, due to data disclosure to multiple platforms. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework to fill the gap: aiming at user-centric privacy protection, we show that the framework can assess not only privacy risks in using online services but also the added values earned from data disclosure. Through following a human-in-the-loop approach, it is expected that the framework can provide a personalized solution via preference learning, continuous privacy assessment, behavioral monitoring and nudging. Finally, we describe a case study about “leisure travelers” and some areas for further research.
Fakhimi, M, Ioannou, A, Spanaki, K (2018). Redesigning Mindfully ES Modules. In OR60 Annual Conference, Lancaster University, UK.

Athina Ioannou, Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou (2017). Using IT Mindfulness to Mitigate the Negative Consequences of Technostress. Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017).
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Research in the IS field has been focusing on investigating the adverse effects of ICT usage such as technostress. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated mechanisms for the alleviation of this phenomenon. This study contributes to the technostress literature by adopting a mindfulness perspective that has not been investigated before. In this paper, we aim to explore the role of IT mindfulness as a buffer to technostress stressors as well as a mechanism that can mitigate the negative consequences arising from extended ICT usage within organizational settings. By following a survey based approach and exploring a sample of 440 working individuals, our SEM analysis revealed that IT mindfulness constitutes a potential further mechanism that can effectively reduce technostress conditions, enhance user satisfaction while utilizing ICT’s for work tasks and improve task performance. Further research is proposed into expanding the proposed model, exploring the influence of IT mindfulness on additional organizational outcomes.