Marina Efthymiou


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Assistant Professor In Aviation Management

Dublin 9
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Dr Marina Efthymiou is an assistant professor in aviation management and the course director of MSc Management (Aviation Leadership) at Dublin City University. Prior to this, she was working for the University of West London and before that for EUROCONTROL - the International Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation based in Brussels.

Marina is the Chief Editorial Officer for the Journal of Air Transport Studies, as well as an associate editor of the Journal of Airspace Technology and Management, while she also sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Sustainable Aviation. She is also a member of the German Aviation Research Society and the Hellenic Aviation Society. Marina is an advisory board member of the European Aviation Conference (EAC) which combines commercial and academic entities. She was also part of the TUD COST Action Air Transport and Regional Development (ATARD) and the CA COST Action for advancing effective institutional models towards cohesive teaching, learning, research and writing development. In 2022, she won the DCU President's Award for Distinctive Approach to Innovation in Teaching. She was also the academic advisor in the EUROCONTROL funded project  'Digitalisation of Military Aviation'. Finally, she acts as an expert evaluator for the European Commission.

Her research papers have been published in peer-reviewed prestigious academic journals including Annals of Tourism Research; Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Her research interest primarily focuses on Aviation Governance and Policy, Sustainable Development, Performance Regulation, Air Navigation Service Providers, Air Traffic Management/Control issues. In 2017, she won the distinguished accolade of ‘Best Research’ paper from the European Aviation Conference, which was sponsored by Ashgate Publishing (Taylor & Francis Group). Marina is also a regular reviewer for a number of esteemed academic journals. She is an external examiner at a number of educational institutions that offer aviation courses. 
Marina is an IATA instructor and she has delivered executive training courses on behalf of IATA, AACO, DCU or independently for various companies on a number of topics (sustainable aviation, cost reduction strategies, aviation and tourism, airline marketing, aviation fundamentals). 
In 2022, she was listed in the Top 100 females in aviation and airspace to follow on LinkedIn. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Marina, Marina,Katie, Katie,Chris, Chris,John, John (2022) 'An exploratory research on Blockchain in Aviation: The case of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Organizations'. Sustainability - Mary Ann Liebert, 14 .
2021 Warnock-Smith, D., Graham, A., O'Connell, J. F., & Efthymiou, M. (2021) 'Impact of COVID-19 on air transport passenger markets: Examining evidence from the Chinese market'. Journal of Air Transport Management, 94 .
2021 Efthymiou, M., Whiston, S., O'Connell, J. F., & Brown, G. D. (2021) 'Flight Crew evaluation of the Flight Time Limitations Regulation'. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 9 (1):280-290.
2021 Corbet, S., Efthymiou, M., Lucey, B., & O'Connell, J. F. (2021) 'When lightning strikes twice: The tragedy-induced demise and attempted corporate resuscitation of Malaysia airlines'. Annals of Tourism Research, 87 . [Link]
2021 Marina Efthymiou, David Usher, John F. O'Connell, David Warnock-Smith, Gerry Conyngham (2021) 'The factors influencing entry level airline pilot retention: An empirical study of Ryanair'. Journal of Air Transport Management, 91 .
2021 Shaw, M., Tiernan, S., O'Connell, J.F., Warnock-Smith, D. and Efthymiou, M. (2021) 'Third party ancillary revenues in the airline sector: An exploratory study'. Journal of Air Transport Management, 90 .
2021 Efthymiou, M. (2021) 'The fundamentals of environmental regulation of Aviation: A focus on EU Emissions Trading Scheme'. 5 (1):9-16. [DOI]
2021 Nimra Khan;Marina Efthymiou (2021) 'The use of biometric technology at airports: The case of customs and border protection (CBP)'. International Journal of Information Management, 1 (2). [Link]
2020 Dobruszkes,Frederic;Efthymiou,Marina (2020) 'When environmental indicators are not neutral: Assessing aircraft noise assessment in Europe'. Journal of Air Transport Management, .
2020 Akyildirim, E., Corbet, S., Efthymiou, M., Guiomard, C., O'Connell, J. F., & Sensoy, A. (2020) 'The financial market effects of international aviation disasters'. International Review of Financial Analysis, .
2020 O'Connell, F., Avellana, R., Warnock-Smith, D. and Efthymiou, M. (2020) 'Evaluating drivers of profitability for airlines in Latin America: A case study of Copa Airlines'. Journal of Air Transport Management, 84 .
2020 Renehan, D. and Efthymiou, M. (2020) 'Transatlantic Market Competition Between Hybrid Carrier and Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier Business Models'. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, 12 . [Link]
2019 Corbet,S., O'Connell,J., Efthymiou,M., Guiomard,C., Lucey,B. (2019) 'The impact of terrorism on European tourism'. Annals of Tourism Research, 75 :1-17.
2019 Efthymiou,Marina;Papatheodorou,Andreas (2019) 'EU Emissions Trading Scheme in Aviation: Policy Analysis and Suggestions'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 237 .
2019 Kelly,Damien;Efthymiou,Marina (2019) 'An Analysis of Human Factors in Fifty Controlled Flight Into Terrain Aviation Accidents from 2007 to 2017'. Journal of Safety Research, 69 :155-165. [Link]
2019 Lootens,Karel;Efthymiou,Marina (2019) 'The adoption of network-centric data sharing in Air Traffic Management'. Information Resources Management Journal, 32 (3):48-69. [DOI]
2019 Efthymiou,Marina;Fichert,Frank;Lantzsch,Olaf (2019) 'Workload perception of Air Traffic Control Officers and Pilots during Continuous Descent Operations approach procedures'. Aviation Psychology And Applied Human Factors, 9 (1):2-11. [Link]
2019 Efthymiou,Marina;Noiya,Eric;Lam Lo,Pak;Papatheodorou,Andreas;Randall,Danile (2019) 'On-time performance of British Airways at Heathrow Airport and customer satisfaction'. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, 11 .
2019 Angeline Ram, John F. O’Connell, Marina Efthymiou, Eric Tchouamou Njoya (2019) 'HOW SAFE IS SAFE? A CANADIAN AIR CARRIERS (CAC) SAFETY BEHAVIOR INVESTIGATION'. Journal Of Air Transport Studies, 10 (2). [DOI]
2018 Efthymiou M.;Papatheodorou A. (2018) 'Environmental considerations in the Single European Sky: A Delphi approach'. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 118 :556-566. [DOI]
2017 Murphy, G. & Efthymiou, M (2017) 'Aviation Safety Regulation in the Multi-Stakeholder Environment of an Airport'. Journal Of Air Transport Studies, .
2015 Efthymiou, M. and Papatheodorou, A. (2015) 'Intermodal passenger transport and destination competitiveness in Greece'. Anatolia, 26 (3):459-471.
2022 Loraine, Loraine,Marina, Marina,Caroline, Caroline (2022) 'Recovering from a Major Aviation Disaster: The Airlines' Family Assistance Centre'. Sustainability - Mary Ann Liebert, 14 . [Link]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Lootens, K. J., & Efthymiou, M. (2021) 'The Adoption of Network-Centric Data Sharing in Air Traffic Management' In: Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems, Spacecraft, and Air Transport. Hershey, PA : IGI Global. [Link]
2021 Efthymiou, M. (2021) 'Air traffic control policy framework advancements vis-a-vis regional airports' In: Air Transport and Regional Development Policies. UK : Taylor and Francis. [Link]
2021 Hiney, N., Efthymiou, M. and Morgenroth, E. (2021) 'Regional airport business models: The Shannon Group as a case study' In: Air Transport and Regional Development Case Studies. UK : Taylor and Francis.
2020 Efthymiou M., Papatheodorou A. (2020) 'Environmental Policies in European Aviation: A Stakeholder Management Perspective' In: Sustainable Aviation. Cham : Springer. [Link]
2019 A. Papatheodorou, E. Vlassi, D. Gaki, L. Papadopoulou-Kelidou, M. Efthymiou, D. Pappas, P. Paraschi (2019) 'The Airline – Airport –Destination Authority Relationship: The Case of Greece' In: Tourist Destination Management-Instruments, Products, and Case Studies. Switzerland : Springer. [DOI]
2018 Efthymiou, M. and Papatheodorou, A. (2018) 'Evolving airline and airport business models' In: The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management. UK : Routledge. [Link]
2016 Efthymiou, M., Arvanitis, P. & Papatheodorou, A. (2016) 'Institutional Changes and Dynamics in the European Aviation Sector: Implications for Tourism' In: Global Dynamics in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. Hershey Pennsylvania : IGI Global. [DOI]
2022 Marina Efthymiou;Tim Ryley (2022) 'Governance and policy developments for sustainable aviation fuels' In: Sustainable Alternatives for Aviation Fuels. London : Elservier.

Discussion Paper

Year Publication
2020 Aircrew Training Policy Group & Efthymiou, M. (2020) Environmental Awareness Training for Pilots. DP


Year Publication
2021 Efthymiou, M.; Forsyth. P. (2021) Selected papers from the European Aviation Conference and the Aviation Management and Economics Conference. ED
2019 Zou, L. and Efthymiou, M. (2019) Editorial Journal of Air Transport Studies Special Issue of Air Transport Research Society. ED [Link]


Year Publication
2019 Efthymiou, M. and Zou, Li (2019) The 21st Air Transport Research Society Conference Report. REPORT [Link]
2016 Kantareva, M., Angelova, A., Iliev, L., Efthymiou, M. (2016) ICAO Action Plan on Emissions Reduction, Republic of Bulgaria. General Directorate of Civil Aviation Administration Republic of Bulgaria. Montreal: REPORT [Link]
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Hellenic Aviation Society Member -
German Aviation Research Society (GARS) Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2021 Shortlisted Nominee - DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Individual) DCU
01/01/2021 Shortlisted Nominee - DCU President’s Award for Engagement (Individual) DCU
01/01/2021 Shortlisted Nominee - DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team) DCU
01/01/2020 Shortlisted Nominee - DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Individual) DCU
01/11/2017 Best Research paper (Sustainable Aviation) European Aviation Conference and German Aviation Research Society
01/01/2012 Rank 1st Postgraduate Scholarship Award Interdepartmental Programme of Postgraduate Studies, University of Aegean, Chios, Greece


Committee Function From / To
Athena Swan SAT -
DCU and Aviation Industry Inclusion Advisory Committee -
Teaching and Learning (DCU BS) -
Aviation Management and Economics Conference -
European Aviation Conference -

Research Interests

- Air Traffic Management and ANSPs business models
- Sustainable Aviation 
- Current issues in Air Transport Management 

I welcome applications from prospective research students interested in sustainable aviation and Air Traffic Management/Control. 

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Regional airports Research project DCU PI 01/11/2018 01/11/2022
Women in Aviation DCU PI 01/01/2022 31/05/2022

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Hiney ,Noel PhD Supervisor