Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests lie primarily in the field of labour economics, socio-economic development and applied econometrics, with a particular emphasis on the economic and social aspects of labour migration. My research focuses on three areas: 1. undocumented labour migration; 2. precarious and atypical forms of employment; 3. migration and regional development. I am interested in both applied and theoretical research in these areas and has conducted a range of research consultancies for the Development Centre of OECD, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for International Migration (IOM) and national bodies.

In November 2019, my project proposal on 'the impact of migrant remittances on promoting small and medium-sized enterprises in home countries' was approved for funding of a PhD studentship by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership:

In October 2017, I completed a project, concerning atypical and precarious forms of employment in Greece, in support of the impact assessment on the review of the Written Statement Directive (Directive 91/533/ECC), commissioned by PPMI - Public Policy and Management Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania. The study is available at:

I sit on the coordinating committee for Bulgaria in the longitudinal SHARE study - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (

Supervisory Interests

I am particularly interested in the economic and social aspects of labour migration, focusing on three areas: undocumented migration; precarious and atypical forms of employment; and, migration, remittances and regional development.  

  • Quasirat Hasnat, 'An exploration of employee engagement and employee commitment in the London hotels: the perspectives of migrant housekeeping workers and their managers.' PhD awarded in February 2022 (lead supervisor)
  • Vlora Berbatovci-Sojeva, 'The impact of employment skills support and inequalities at work on incentives to migrate: A case study of Kosovo', PhD awarded in February 2022 (external supervisor). 
  • Christopher Monks,' Stakeholder involvement in the selection of biodiversity - focused voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards within the food/agri-business industry'. PhD awarded in July 2019 (lead supervisor)
  • George Szamuely, PhD by Prior Output,'Bombs for Peace: the war in Yugoslavia'. PhD awarded in December 2016 (lead supervisor)

  • Eda Gemi, 'Socio-economic Integration of Immigrants in Greece: The Case of the Greater Athens Area'. PhD awarded in July 2015 (lead supervisor)           

  • Maria Elfani, ‘The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on the Non-Wage Benefits of Labour Migrants – Evidence from the UK’. PhD awarded in July 2014 (lead supervisor)


Approach to teaching

Knowledge exchange

Current teaching

EC104: Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance, Level 4, Module Leader

EC201: Intermediate Microeconomics, Level 5, Module Leader

DB201 (Research Methods), Level 5, Module Leader

DB250: Cross-Cultural Research and Professional Skills, Level 5, Module Leader

FN285: Financial Modelling and Dealing, Level 5, Module Leader

Contribution to dissertation supervision in DB361: Dissertations, Level 6 and teaching, EC301: Contemporary Economic Issues.

 Previous Teaching Experience

Senior Lecturer in Economics & Quantitative Methods for Business, London Metropolitan Business School, London Metropolitan University, September 2011-August 2015.

 Undergraduate level:

  • Microeconomics (Module Leader), 4.7/5 average student satisfaction

Students' descriptions of the good features of the module: 'passionate, helpful, engaged teacher; the lecturer made it easy to understand and enjoyable for all students'.

  • Business and Economic Research, 3rd year (Module Leader), 4.8/5 average student satisfaction
  • Business Decision Making, developed and implemented new methods of teaching and assessment to reflect changes in quantitative research
  • International Business Strategy and the Global Economy
  • Managing Information and Accounting
  • Understanding Information
  • Quantitative Methods for Accountants 1
  • UG Economics dissertations supervision

 Post-graduate level:

  • Business Economics (Module Leader)
  • Business Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship (Module Leader)
  • Contribution to: Doctorate of Business Administration Research Methods Toolkit module (use of SPSS; Case Study research); Research Methods in Employment Studies and International HRM; Consultancy Change and Professional Development
  • Contribution to: Organisational Research in International and Cross-Cultural Contexts
  • Marketing Research

         Teaching Award Nominee, Students' Union Awards 2014

Excerpt from a student testimony, "Dear Eugenia, no matter how much I thank you, it won't be enough to express what you've done for myself and the other students in the class. I was there to witness all your hard work, passion to help, time and effort..."

 Staff Excellence Award, BSc International Business 2014

 External Evaluator: UG Economics & Business Economics, University of Hertfordshire, 2015

 Lecturer in Economics (HPL), London Metropolitan Business School, London Metropolitan University, September 2010 - August 2011

 Undergraduate level:

  • Empirical Methods in Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Competitive Environment
  • International Business Quantitative Report (Module co-leader, contributed to the module's design to incorporate research into teaching)
  • UG dissertations supervision
  • MA dissertations supervision

 Visiting Lecturer, Roehampton University, January 2009 - June 2010

  • Quantitative Methods for Data Collection and Analysis,

ESRC accredited MA in Research Methods (Module Leader) (very high level of

student satisfaction)

 Seminar tutor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, spring/summer 2007.

  • Greece and South-East Europe: Governance, Economy and Foreign Policy (PG level)

 Seminar tutor, Department of Economics, University of Sussex, spring/summer 2004

  • Economic Development (UG level)
  • Contribution to: Research Methods (PG level)


Education/Academic qualification

Postagraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

9 Jan 201231 Jul 2013

Award Date: 6 Nov 2013

Master, LLM: European and International Law

9 Jan 200931 Jul 2011

Award Date: 12 Mar 2012

PhD, The Economic Performance of Bulgarian Illegal and Legalised Immigrants in the Greek Labour Market , University of Athens, Department of Economics

15 Oct 199515 Dec 2000

Award Date: 5 Mar 2001

Master, The socio-economic impact of urban to rural migration in Bulgaria

5 Nov 199215 Sept 1994

Award Date: 30 Oct 1994

Bachelor, The Role of Bulgarian State Standard in Agricultural Trade (Resource Economics) , University for National and World Economy

15 Sept 198823 Jun 1992

Award Date: 7 Jul 1992

External positions

Member of the Coordinating Committee for Bulgaria in the longitudinal SHARE study - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

15 Sept 201615 Sept 2021

Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK

2013 → …


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Labour migration
  • Employment relations
  • precarious work
  • undocumented migration
  • HA Statistics
  • HB Economic Theory


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