Dr Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira

Senior Research Fellow

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Research interests

With over 25 year of experience, Dr. Krassimira Paskaleva's international research has been sponsored by the European Union and US agencies. Recently, she was a Co-PI of two projects on Smart Cities, Future of Internet, and Internet of Things: SMARTiP and Peripheria of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. Currently, she is a Co-PI of the Light House Smart City project Triangulum of the European Smart Cities and Communities programme and is a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on Assessing Social Impact of European Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. Starting in 2018, Dr. Paskaleva will be supevising a new EU Marie Curie Fellow on adopting open innovation 2.0 by integrating responsible innovation for sustainability. Earlier, Dr. Paskaleva directed EU FP6 IST ISAAC research project on advanced e-services, management and governance of cultural tourism cities and the EU FP5 City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage Programme SUT-Governance project on benchmarking sustainable urban destinations. Dr. Paskaleva has also served as a Co-PI in several other EU research and policy projects, including leading the city e-governance policy track of the EU FP6 IST Integrated project IntelCities; the urban governance management theme of the FP6 PICTURE project on integrated urban tourism management; and the role of ICT for sustainable cities road mapping of the FP5 IST Project INTELCITY: Towards Sustainable Intelligent Cities. At the Georgia Tech Research Institute (USA), Dr. Paskaleva directed international projects funded by US Environmental Protection Agency, the MacArthur Foundation and the US National Science Foundation on urban revitalisation and renovation; sustainability; stakeholder participation; decision-making and policy impacts of economic and environmental risk perceptions in environmentally endangered localities.

Paskaleva's cross-disciplinary research has been published in various peer reviewed journals, amongst which the International Journal of Services Technology and Management, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Innovation-European Journal of Social Science Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Travel Research, Intelligent Buildings International Journal, Building Research and Information, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, Journal of Urban Design and Business Economic Review. Paskaleva is a lead editor of an up-coming special issue on Service Innovation in the Smart City, International Journal of Service Technology and Management. She has co-authored books on Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: Transparency, Efficiency and Organisational Issues, Transforming City Government for Successful Smart Cities, From Intelligent to Smart Cities, Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation and Sustainable Urban Development: The Toolkit for Assessment and is the lead editor of a book on Bulgaria in Transition: Environmental Consequences of Political and Economic Transformation. Paskaleva serves as a reviewer of a large number of peer reviewed research and policy journals, such as the International Journal of Service Management, International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Urban Technology, and Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.

Currently, Paskaleva is involved in the following European Commission-sponsored projects:

  • Triangulum: The Three Point Project (Demonstrate. Disseminate. Replicate,  a €25 million Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission H2020: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, mobility, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration – first of the kind). Innovation action project, involving  23 partners from UK, Germany, Netherland, Norway and the Chez Republic; Manchester.  The University involvement is cross-faculty collaboration between SEED, Manchester Energy (with Computer Science involvement) and MBS/MIoIR. Local Manchester Partnership is formed by Manchester City Council, Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan, Siemens, and Clicks and Links, LTD. MIoIR Staff – K. Paskaleva (PI).
  • EU Expert Group on evaluation methodologies for the interim and ex-post evaluations of Horizon 2020, funded by European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation (May 15 2016 - November 15, 2017). Paskaleva is an invited expert, among 25 other experts from EU member states.
  • Adopting open innovation 2.0 by integrating responsible innovation for sustainability,  a new EU MARIE SkŁodowska-CURIE Individual Fellowship (Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016, Topic “OPEN INNOVATION IMPACT) starting Autumn  2017, for 2 years, Paskaleva is the Fellow’s Supervisor.




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