I am a social scientist with research interests in the fields of political economy, economic and organizational sociology, international development, and public health. Currently, I am a research fellow in sociology and politics at the University of Oxford. Previously, I was a fellow in global social protection at Harvard University and a research associate in political economy and sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Thus far, I have written extensively on the social consequences of economic crises, austerity, and structural reforms. My current research continues to explore these issues (book under contract with Oxford University Press), but also focuses on processes of deliberation and decision-making in the international political economy. I am particularly interested in questions of governance and accountability of intergovernmental organizations, and have generated a range of new databases to explore these issues in depth.
My research has appeared in leading academic journals, including The Lancet, World Development, Review of International Political Economy, The Lancet Global Health, and Social Science & Medicine. My work has received attention by various media outlets, including the New York Times, Le Monde, El País, Reuters, Associated Press, the BBC, and Al Jazeera. In addition, it has formed the basis of parliamentary questions in the House of Lords and the European Parliament. I have also worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
I read politics and sociology at Cambridge (King's College) and Athens. My research has been funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Onassis Foundation, the Cambridge Political Economy Society, the Greek Ministry of Education, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Harvard University.