Dr Maria Papadaki obtained her first
degree in Business Economics from Salford University. Part of her undergraduate
study was carried out in IPAG University in Nice (France). Maria completed her
MSc in Management of Projects from The University of Manchester (UoM) in 2005.
As an internship, Maria undertook an economic study into the viability of
establishing Formula 1 racing in Crete. In 2006, she joined the UoM PhD
programme and also worked as a research associate and teaching assistant for
the school of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). In 2008, she
conducted an internship with the Risk Function in Rolls-Royce plc.. In 2009 was
appointed as an Enterprise Risk Management Professional at Rolls-Royce’s. In
2011 she joined Rolls-Royce plc. Supply Chain Function as a Risk Manager in
order to work cross functionally and across all Rolls-Royce plc sectors (Civil,
Defense, Energy, Nuclear and Marine) to design, develop and implement
integrated and standardised tools and processes to enable the business to
proactively identify, manage and mitigate delivery risks across the global
supply chain. In 2013, she completed her doctoral studies in the field of risk
from The University of Manchester.
In 2013, Dr Maria Papadaki was
seconded as an Interim Head of Risk, leading the risk management for the UK
Nuclear Restoration (UKNR), a joint venture between AMEC, Atkins and
Rolls-Royce plc bidding for the largest nuclear decommissioning project in UK.
In 2014, Maria initiated the idea and led the development of the first
innovation Hub (H2B) in Crete, Greece on behalf of the Heraklion Chamber of
Commerce. In 2015 Dr Papadaki joined the University of Manchester working as a
Senior Relationship Manager for the British University in Dubai and the UK
Alliance Universities and also acted as the Head of the Programme Management
office and the DCRI (Dubai Centre for Risk and Innovation). She is now working
as the Managing Director for the DCRI and an Assistant Professor for BUiD.
Under this profile, she has been leading the development of digital
certificates for BUiD’s graduates which made the university 1st in the Middle
East and 3rd in the world implementing Blockchain technology in education. Her
research and work is now focused on Innovation, Blockchain, Artificial
Intelligence, Enterprise Risk Management and Cyber Security. Finally, in 2018
she was appointed as a Board of Directors for the Institute of Risk Management
(irm) in London. Under this profile she is leading the global education and
training standards strategy for the institute (irm). Dr Maria Papadaki is a
visiting lecturer in The University of Manchester and her research is now
focused on innovation, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Enteprise Risk
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