Anna has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences in Greece and a MSc Degree in Migration, Ethnic Relations & Multiculturalism from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 2020, she completed her doctoral research in health inequalities and was awarded a PhD in Sociology from the University of York in the UK. Her research suggests an intersectionality informed analytical framework for the study of health inequalities in Europe accounting for the co-constituting roles of socio-economic position, gender and migration status. She has been involved in research focusing on social inequalities in health in the UK and Greece but also in relevant studies with a European and global scope. She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and she is interested in multi-methods and mixed-methods research designs. She joined the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in January 2021 where she works on the EQUALISE study and the development of health inequalities research.
Health Inequalities, Intersectionality, Politics of Health, Social Determinants of Health, Migrants’ Health, Minorities’ Health, Health Policy, Health Services.
Franklin, P., & Gkiouleka, A. (2021). A Scoping Review of Psychosocial Risks to Health Workers During the Covid-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(5), 2453.
Gkiouleka, A., Huijts, T., Beckfield, J., & Bambra, C. (2018). Understanding the micro and macro politics of health: Inequalities, intersectionality & institutions-A research agenda. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 92-98.
Gkiouleka, A., & Huijts, T. (2020). Intersectional migration-related health inequalities in Europe: Exploring the role of migrant generation, occupational status & gender. Social Science & Medicine, 267, 113218.
Gkiouleka, A., Avrami, L., Kostaki, A., Huijts, T., Eikemo, T. A., & Stathopoulou, T. (2018). Depressive symptoms among migrants and non-migrants in Europe: documenting and explaining inequalities in times of socio-economic instability. European journal of public health, 28(suppl_5), 54-60.
Huijts, T., Gkiouleka, A., Reibling, N., Thomson, K. H., Eikemo, T. A., & Bambra, C. (2017). Educational inequalities in risky health behaviours in 21 European countries: findings from the European social survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. The European Journal of Public Health, 27(suppl_1), 63-72.
Eikemo, T. A., Gkiouleka, A., Rapp, C., Utvei, S. S., Huijts, T., & Stathopoulou, T. (2018). Non-communicable diseases in Greece: inequality, gender and migration. European journal of public health, 28(suppl_5), 38-47.
Iqbal, N., Gkiouleka, A., Milner, A., Montag, D., & Gallo, V. (2018). Girls’ hidden penalty: analysis of gender inequality in child mortality with data from 195 countries. BMJ global health, 3(5), e001028.
Lemola, S., Gkiouleka, A., Urfer-Maurer, N., Grob, A., Schwarz, K. T., & Meyer-Leu, Y. (2020). Midwives’ engagement in smoking-and alcohol-prevention in prenatal care before and after the introduction of practice guidelines in Switzerland: comparison of survey findings from 2008 and 2018. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 20(1), 31.
Das-Friebel, A., Gkiouleka, A., Grob, A., & Lemola, S. (2020). Effects of a 20 minutes delay in school start time on bed and wake up times, daytime tiredness, behavioral persistence, and positive attitude towards life in adolescents. Sleep Medicine, 66, 103-109.
Eikemo, T. A., Avrami, L., Cavounidis, J., Mouriki, A., Gkiouleka, A., McNamara, C. L., & Stathopoulou, T. (2018). Health in crises. Migration, austerity and inequalities in Greece and Europe: introduction to the supplement. European journal of public health, 28(suppl_5), 1-4.