My research interests lie in applied microeconomics, with a focus on using micro-econometric techniques to conduct research in health economics and public economics, while part of my research is also relevant to the economics of the household and behavioural economics. Specifically, my research focuses on the determinants of health and the health production function, health care demand and the public health care costs, the economics of obesity, disability, as well as socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care.
My research has been published in the Journal of Health Economics (2 papers), Health Economics, Social Science & Medicine, Economics & Human Biology (2 papers), and 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 and Newsweek 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,
2019 iHEA World Congress, Basel, Switzerland.
I worked as a Research Fellow (and, previously, Senior Resaerch Officer) at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (2013-2019). I am also affiliated to the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), University of York.
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.