Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer



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Filippos Filippidis is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the School of Public Health and the School's Director of Education.

He has studied Medicine at the University of Athens, in Greece, and has earned an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on Quantitative Methods. He has also pursued a Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education and a PhD at the University of Athens. His doctoral thesis explored the effects of the recent economic crisis in the epidemiology of risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, diet and physical activity.

He has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Health Services Research and as a Health Promotion specialist at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in Greece. He has also served for one year as the deputy delegate of Greece at the Health Committee of OECD and is currently a member of the Tobacco Control Committee of the European Respiratory Society.

His current research is focused on the epidemiology of tobacco use and the evaluation of tobacco control policies in Europe and other countries, but his research interests also include social and economic determinants of health, health services and health-related behaviours. He has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

He has a strong interest in education and has designed and taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, face-to-face and online, across multiple programmes and institutions. He holds a PG Diploma in University Learning and Teaching from Imperial and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Within the School of Public Health he has served as Course Organiser and Course co-Director of the Master of Public Health and, since 2021, he is the Director of Education for the whole School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, Hone T, et al., 2017, Association of Cigarette Price Differentials With Infant Mortality in 23 European Union Countries., Jama Pediatr, Vol:171, Pages:1100-1106

Filippidis FT, Gerovasili V, Millett C, et al., 2017, Medium-term impact of the economic crisis on mortality, health-related behaviours and access to healthcare in Greece, Scientific Reports, Vol:7, ISSN:2045-2322

Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, Gerovasili V, et al., 2016, Two year trends and predictors of e-cigarette use in 27 European Union member states, Tobacco Control, Vol:26, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:98-104

Filippidis FT, Schoretsaniti S, Dimitrakaki C, et al., 2014, Trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Greece before and during the financial crisis: the impact of social disparities, European Journal of Public Health, Vol:24, ISSN:1101-1262, Pages:974-979

Alpert HR, Vardavas CI, Chaloupka FJ, et al., 2014, The recent and projected public health and economic benefits of cigarette taxation in Greece, Tobacco Control, Vol:23, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:452-454

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