I am a health economist at the Office of Health Economics, London. Prior to this, I worked as a (tenured) Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. I am also affiliated to the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), University of York.
My research interests primarily lie in the area of microeconometrics and health economics, with particular interests in the determinants of health, the economics of obesity, disability research, health care demand and costs as well as socio-economic inequalities in health across the life course. I am also interested in the survey measurement of health, and particularly the use of blood-based and nurse-administered biomarkers as health indicators for social science research and health policy making.
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 (2 papers), and in 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 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.
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