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Dr Dionysios Demetis

Lecturer in Management Systems

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


+44 (0) 1482 463679

Dr Dionysios Demetis is a lecturer in management systems at the Hull University Business School.

He is also Vice-Chair of the Humber Business Resilience Forum which promotes a secure Humber region by enhancing the cybersecurity of its businesses.

Dr Demetis holds a PhD on anti-money laundering and information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He is the author of two books and numerous other publications while his research on anti-money laundering has been featured in the United Nations bibliography and received funding from the European Commission.


Research Interests

  • Anti-money laundering
  • Information systems (focus on cybersecurity from a management/social science perspective)
  • Systems theory (second-order cybernetics)
  • Social theory of risk

Research groups

  • Centre for Systems Studies
  • Institute of Applied Ethics


Demetis D, Technology and Anti-Money Laundering: A Systems Theory and Risk-Based Approach, Edward Elgar Publishing (2010)

Angell I and Demetis D, Science’s First Mistake: Delusions in Pursuit of Theory, Bloomsbury Academic (2010)

Hazy J, Demetis D, Lichtenstein B B, Dooley K, Backstrom T, 'Notes on the Complexity of Corruption', Academy of Management Proceedings, 1, 13073 (2017)

Demetis D and Lee A, 'Taking the First Step with Systems Theorising in Information Systems: a Response', Information and Organisation, 27, 3, pp 163-170 (2017)

Demetis D and Lee A, Crafting Theory to Satisfy the Requirements of Systems ScienceInformation and Organisation, 26, 4, pp 116-126 (2016)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Information Systems
  • Internet & e-Commerce
  • e-Business in Supply Chain Management

Research PhDs

Dr Demetis welcomes applications in

  • Anti-money laundering
  • Information systems (including cybersecurity from a social science perspective)

Current PhD supervisions

  • Mohammad Al Shammari
  • Nadia K. Samara
  • Noemi Tambe

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (London School of Economics)
  • MSc (London School of Economics)
  • BSc in Physics (University of Crete)

External roles

  • Vice-Chair of the Humber Business Resilience Forum (on cybersecurity)
  • Member of the Scientific Board, Geolab Institute, Ionian University, Corfu (Greece)
  • Adjunct Professor, Henley Putnam University (United States)

Awards and accolades

  • Departmental Teaching Assistant award for Outstanding Contribution (Information Systems Department, London School of Economics)
  • Emerald Award from the Journal of Money Laundering Control
  • Research Scholarships over three years (London School of Economics)
  • Featured in the United Nations IMOLIN select-bibliography

Professional highlights

  • Contributed to three major EU-funded research projects, two on the intersection between information systems and anti-money laundering, and one on information society.
  • Featured in the select bibliography of the United Nations for his research on anti-money laundering and risk.
  • Won the Emerald Highly Commended Award from the Journal of Money Laundering Control for 'Data Growth and the Consequences to Anti-Money Laundering’.
  • Co-authored a large number of research deliverables for the European Commission.
  • Steering group convenor for the Future of Identity for the Information Society (FIDIS), a large-scale six-year EU-funded project with 25 academic /industry participants across the EU.
  • His book, Technology and Anti-Money Laundering, was the first to provide a coherent theoretical structure for anti-money laundering research and practice based on systems theory, and the first to provide an information systems perspective on the subject.
  • Received £1.1 million from the European Commission for the GATE (Next Generation Anti-Terrorist Financing Methods) project which developed best-practice guidelines for international anti-money laundering.