I am a health economist (tenured Research Fellow) at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex. I am also affiliated to the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), University of York.
My research focuses in the area of microeconometrics and health economics, with particular interests in the determinants of health, disability, economics of obesity and socio-economic inequalities in health research. I am also interested in the survey measurement of health, and particularly in the use of blood-based and nurse-administered biomarkers as health indicators in social science and economics research.
My research has been published in the top health economics journals, such as the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Social Science & Medicine, Economics & Human Biology, and also in high impact interdisciplinary journals (PLOS ONE and Scientific Reports).
My work on the economics of obesity has been used by the Congressional Budget Office, Washington, D.C. to shape and inform anti-obesity policy; the relevant reports are available here and here. Media coverage of my research includes an in-depth feature article in The Guardian, an interview at Politico.com on health policy, an opinion article at the Society Now magazine (winter 2016) and several departmental press releases.
Recently, I have been appointed as one of the Program Chairs (Production of Health, Health Behaviours & Policy Interventions) for the iHEA Scientific Committee.
I obtained my PhD from the University of Patras, Greece in March 2014. Prior to my PhD I completed an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York, U.K. a BA (Hons) in Economics and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration at the University of Patras, Greece.
Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex
Phone: 01206 872134