Dr Elpida Prasopoulou
University of Essex
Elpida holds a PhD in Public Policy and Management from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics & Business. Elpida is studying the discursive framing of socio-political imageries regarding technological innovation in public administration. She particularly focuses on semi-periphery countries such as Greece. In her doctoral thesis, she studied the way Greek political parties framed ICT innovation in their political debates over the implementation of the taxation information system (TAXIS). Elpida has worked in several IST research projects in the context of Framework Programmes V & VI. Most notably in GUIDE - Creating a European Identity Management Architecture for eGovernment (IST2003-507495) where she studied, comparatively, the introduction of identity management systems for e-Government services in the public administrations of EU member-states. Before joining the Department of Government at the University of Essex, Elpida was A.C. Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE.