I am a Lecturer in Biostatistics at King's College London and a Honorary Research Associate at Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London. I am interested in how the urban environment (e.g. air quality, noise, neighbourhood deprivation) affect the epidemiology of chronic diseases and common mental disorders. My work also extends on how to best implement and evaluate strategies for improving mental health services in the UK and worldwide. My methodological work involves exploring quasi experimental designs for evaluating population health interventions (e.g. Regression Discontinuity design) and Bayesian methods for spatio-temporal data. Along with my research work, I have given more than fifteen invited talks at academic departments and conferences worldwide and has organized short courses at Imperial College London, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and King’s College London.
After gaining my first degree in Mathematics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, I moved back to Athens and started a two-year MSc in Statistics. In 2006 I was awarded a Medical Research Council Scholarship to obtain a Master of Health Research, with a specialisation in Health Economics. After completing my MRes I worked as a researcher at Imperial College and at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) where I was responsible for the statistical analysis of various international projects around respiratory, nutritional, environmental, genetics and social epidemiology. During that time, I also obtained a PhD in Statistics and Epidemiology from Imperial College London under the supervision of Prof. Peter Burney and Dr. Richard Hooper.
et al., 2016, Protective Effects of Smoke-free Legislation on Birth Outcomes in England: A Regression Discontinuity Design, Epidemiology, Vol:27, ISSN:1531-5487, Pages:810-818
et al., 2015, Ventilatory function in young adults and dietary antioxidant intake, Nutrients, Vol:7, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:2879-2896
et al., 2011, Respiratory health and endotoxin – associations and modification by CD14/-260 genotype, European Respiratory Journal (ahead of Print)
et al., 2010, Dietary patterns and adult asthma: population-based case-control study, Allergy, Vol:65, ISSN:0105-4538, Pages:606-615