Nikos is an early career Research Associate in Wales Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School. His current research focuses on structural issues of the Welsh economy, the role of SMEs and their access to finance, under the project Economic Intelligence Wales, operated by Cardiff Business School, Office for National Statistics and Development Bank of Wales. He is also engaged with the GCRF Catalyst Project seeking environmentally, socially and economically resilient solutions to the environmental issue of eutrophication in the HaLong Bay area of Vietnam. Nikos is also teaching at Undergraduate on various programmes across the Business School. Nikos is an economic geographer with a background in political economy approach to uneven geographical development, geographies of production and globalisation, capital mobility, local development and finance, and macroeconomics. He holds a BSc in Planning and Regional Development from the University of Thessaly, an MSc in European Regional Development Studies from the University of Thessaly, and an MRes in Regional Studies from the University of Groningen. He was awarded his PhD in Economic Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Nikos’ work has been published in international top-ranked journals, such as Geoforum and European Planning Studies. He is a Regional Studies Association Fellow and received the commendation for the Best Young Scientist Paper in the 4th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Urbanism, Spatial Planning and Regional Development in 2015.