I am a health economist at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.
My research interests lie in applied health economics, with a particular focus on the determinants of health, disability, the economics of obesity, and socio-economic inequalities in health. My work on the economics of obesity has been used by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Washington, D.C to shape and inform policy to reduce obesity prevalence in the USA; the relevant report is available here and here. Recently, I have been appointed as one of the Program Chairs (Production of Health, Health Behaviours & Policy Interventions chair) for the iHEA Scientific Committee.
I obtained my PhD from the University of Patras (Greece) in 2014. Prior to my PhD I completed an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York, a BA (Hons) in Economics and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration at the University of Patras.
For more information regarding current research, please visit my personal website.