Stelios is a research fellow at the School of the Built Environment (SOBE) at the University of Salford an internationally renowned School for its excellence in research and innovation which more recently positioned at the top of the research power tables for ‘Architecture and the Built Environment.’
His current position involves the co-coordination of the research portfolio for the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) for the University of Salford. HaCIRIC is an inter and multidisciplinary centre addressing healthcare infrastructure issues. HaCIRIC is the only collaborative IMRC in the UK (funded by EPSRC), which includes the premier universities in the Built Environment (Loughborough, Reading and Imperial College). The research portfolio involves collaboration with user communities from the Department of Health, Primary Care Trusts, National Audit Office, Office of Government in Commerce, etc.
Stelios comes from a manufacturing background having studied Manufacturing in Manchester Metropolitan University and had postgraduate studies in Advanced Manufacturing Systems at the University of Salford.
His PhD Thesis was an investigation into the development of a Benefits Realisation Process for Healthcare Infrastructure Projects. His current research activity is around the development of simulation and visual analytics tools and methodologies, to support decision making for healthcare management and medical professionals. The research is focusing on the optimisation of the urgent care healthcare system and its impact on the whole healthcare economy. Other research interests include process optimisation, change management and the applications of lean theory in the healthcare sector.
During his time at the University of Salford he has developed and delivered research-led teaching material since 2006, where he supports teaching as part of his role. That includes learning packages for the MSc Built Environment for Healthcare and invited lectures in the area of Benefits Realisation and Management. Stelios has supervised and assessed final year dissertations within the school of the built environment. During his academic and industrial career he has developed and delivered a variety of training material in the areas of lean manufacturing and benefits realisation
Stelios has published in journals, books and conferences and presented to healthcare events and project management practitioners. He is a member of the scientific committee for the HaCIRIC and the International Group of Lean Construction (IGLC) conferences. He was also a reviewer for the new edition of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), benefits management section published by TSO.