Dr Theocharis Kromydas
- Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR
Theocharis (Harry) Kromydas joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit on September 2018. He is a Research Associate working on the Causal Effects of Alcohol and Mental Health Problems on Employment Outcomes project, funded by the Health Foundation. Before that he was working at the Adam Smith Business School for the PROFIT project http://projectprofit.eu/. He started working at the University of Glasgow on October 2014, when he joined the Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) as a Research Assistant. Harry also worked in the private sector as a freelance business consultant implementing various business plans as well as submitting and managing bids concerning business funding and especially SME start-ups. Harry holds a PhD in Economics, which was studied under a full-funded scholarship awarded from the Economics Department of the University of Strathclyde (2015). His PhD research area revolved around the interaction of Higher Education and Labour Market in the European Union, particularly focusing on the most recent economic crisis. He also holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Macedonia (Greece), an Executive’s MBA from the Hellenic Management Association (Greece), a PGCert in Social Science Research Methods from Nottingham Trent University as well as a PGCert in Business Research Methods from the University of Strathclyde. Harry is an experienced quantitative researcher in projects that required a rigorous data checking, linkage and management, as well as econometric modelling techniques and he is a competent user of various statistical software. However, he is also keen to utilise qualitative and mixed-methods research where applicable, as this can shed more light and inform a more in-depth understanding of research process. His main research interests lie in the quantitative analysis of social phenomena related to health and social inequalities, work trajectories, social inclusion and economic development.
His key skills include the following:
- A strong knowledge and command of cross-sectional and panel data-sets in relation to health and social inequalities, labour market, skills and finance;
- Competency in analysing complex data-sets as well as identifying patterns in quantitative and/or qualitative data, especially in very large data sets;
- Competency in summarising key research findings in a way that can be disseminated to a broader audience.
- Good knowledge of qualitative analysis including in-depth interviewing, survey design and analysis and focus group sessions.
Academic Research Work In Progress:
- Aldo, E. Thomson R, Katikereddi, V., Popham, F., Kromydas, T. and Graig, P. (2020) Evaluating the health impacts of welfare reforms in the UK using “natural policy experiments”: Protocol Working Paper
- Minton, J. , Leyland, A., Hunt, K., Kromydas, T. and Katikerredi, V. (2020) Gender inequalities in health: A systematic analysis of the 2017 Global Burden of Disease Study, Working Paper I
- Katikereddi, V., Kromydas, T., Demou, E., Green, M., Popham, F., Cederstrom, A. and Rostila, M (2020) Assessing the causal effect of employment transitions on mortality using marginal structural models: A protocol for a register based study of the Swedish population, Working Paper III
- Panos, A., G., Kromydas, T., Osborne. & Wright, E., R (2020) Literacy gender gaps in the era of awareness, Working Paper V
- Kromydas, T. (2020) Higher Education and Wage Dynamics In Crisis: A European Comparative Study Working Paper VI.
- Kromydas, T. (2020) Educational Mismatch Dynamics and Economic Crisis in Europe. A Gender Analysis Working Paper VII.
Areas of expertise:
- Social Inequalities
- Health Inequalities
- Statistical modelling
- Labour Market
- Economic Development
- Employability and Skills
- Financial Capability
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Social Inclusion
1. Delivery of workshops and writing of relevant teaching materials to MSc in Local Economic Development for the following courses
- Environmental Quality
- Stimulating Business Start-ups
- Promoting Innovation, Technology and Economic Development
2. Delivery of CPD sessions as part of EDAS (Economic Development Association Scotland) courses in the following themes:
- Supporting Key Sectors
- Tomorrow's Economy
3. Drafting of lectures slides, videos and other teaching materials for the design, construction and articulation of PROFIT's financial education toolkit.