Dr Theocharis Kromydas

  • Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537602
email: Theocharis.Kromydas@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

Import to contacts

Biography

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. 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. He is a member of the Understanding Society Data User group, which comprise of data analysts already familiar with the Study and who have experience of using the data for research and teaching. 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. 

 

Research interests

Areas of expertise: 

  • Social Inequalities
  • Health Inequalities
  • Statistical modelling
  • Labour Market
  • Economic Development
  • Employability and Skills
  • Financial Capability
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Inclusion

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Number of items: 40.

2024

Wilson, J., Demou, E. and Kromydas, T. (2024) COVID-19 lockdowns and working women’s mental health: does motherhood and size of workplace matter? A comparative analysis using understanding society. Social Science and Medicine, 340, 116418. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116418) (PMID:37992613) (PMCID:PMC7615337)

2023

Rhodes, S. et al. (2023) The potential contribution of vaccination uptake to occupational differences in risk of SARS-CoV-2: Analysis of the ONS COVID-19 Infection Survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2023-108931) (Early Online Publication)

Kromydas, T., Demou, E. , Edge, R., Gittins, M., Katikireddi, S. V. , Pearce, N., van Tongeren, M., Wilkinson, J. and Rhodes, S. (2023) Occupational differences in the prevalence and severity of long-COVID: analysis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 80(10), pp. 545-552. (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2023-108930) (PMID:37770179) (PMCID:PMC7615205)

2022

Kromydas, T., Green, M. , Craig, P. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Leyland, A. H. , Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Pearce, A. , Thomson, R. M. and Demou, E. (2022) Comparing population-level mental health of UK workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal study using Understanding Society. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(6), pp. 527-536. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-218561) (PMID:35296523) (PMCID:PMC8931794)

Kromydas, T., Campbell, M. , Chambers, S. , Hilton Boon, M. , Pearce, A. , Wells, V. and Craig, P. (2022) The effects of school summer holidays on inequalities in children and young people's mental health and cognitive ability in the UK. A secondary analysis from the Millennium cohort study. BMC Public Health, 22, 154. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-12540-2) (PMID:35065629) (PMCID:PMC8782677)

2021

Kromydas, T., Thomson, R. M. , Pulford, A., Green, M. J. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Which is most important for mental health: money, poverty, or paid work? A fixed-effects analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. SSM - Population Health, 15, 100909. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100909) (PMID:34584931) (PMCID:PMC8455855)

Panos, G. A. , Kromydas, T., Osborne, M. and Wright, R. E. (2021) Is literacy a multi-dimensional concept? Some empirical evidence. In: Robinson, P. A., Williams, K. V. and Stojanovic, M. (eds.) Global Citizenship for Adult Education: Advancing Critical Literacies for Equity and Social Justice. Routledge: New York, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9780367505882 (doi: 10.4324/9781003050421-17)

2020

Burnett, D. et al. (2020) Protecting the health of the working-age population as lockdown reduces. Documentation. Public Health Scotland.

Kromydas, T. (2020) Measuring Job Quality. InGRID-2 Winter School “Four Dimensions of Work”, Brussels, Belgium, 20-24 Jan 2020.

Kromydas, T. (2020) Educational attainment and gender differences in work–life balance for couples across Europe: a contextual perspective. Social Inclusion, 8(4), pp. 8-22. (doi: 10.17645/si.v8i4.2920)

2019

Kromydas, T. (2019) Evaluating the Abolishment of the Emergency Grants and Loans System in England in Terms of Health. What Next for Natural Experiment Studies? An Expert Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland, 24-26 Nov 2019.

Kromydas, T. (2019) Educational Attainment as a Determinant of Division of Work-life Balance within Couples across Europe: A Gender Analysis in a Contextual Perspective. 4th International ESS Conference “Turbulent Times in Europe: Instability, Insecurity and Inequality”, Manheim, Germany, 15-17 Apr 2019.

2018

Chen, L., Kromydas, T. and Panos, G. (2018) Financial Institutions, Financial Literacy and Financial Capability: Insights from Interviews with Managers of Responsible Banking and Financial Institutions. IFIN 2018: 3rd International Workshop on the internet for Financial Collective Awareness and Intelligence, Glasgow, Scotland, 12 Nov 2018.

Panos, G. , Bouzanis, C. , Kromydas, T., Ravenko, A., Mireles-Chavez, V., Katmada, A. and Hanecak, P. (2018) Interactive Technologies Towards Collaborative Learning. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

2017

Kromydas, T. (2017) Rethinking higher education and its relationship with social inequalities: Past knowledge, present state and future potential. Palgrave Communications, 3, 1. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-017-0001-8)

Kromydas, T. (2017) Higher Education and Job Quality in Terms of Working Conditions across Europe before and during the Great Recession. A Gender Perspective. Academic Publication Workshop “Division of Labour within Couples in Europe", Lausanne, Switzerland, 02 Jun 2017.

Panos, G. , Bouzanis, C. , Kromydas, T., Gkrimmotsis, K. and Akubelem, N. O. (2017) Assessment of Users' Literacy Level. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Panos, G. , Kromydas, T., Bouzanis, C. , Gkrimmotsis, K., Akubelem, N. O., Satsiou, A., Katmada, A. and Sarigiannidis, P. (2017) Integrated Financial Education Toolkit. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, V., MacDougall, A. and Kromydas, T. (2017) Orkney Islands Skills Investment Plan: Final Report. Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Project Report. Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, V., McTier, A. and Kromydas, T. (2017) Outer Hebrides Skills Investment Plan: Final Report Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Project Report. Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership.

2016

Kromydas, T. (2016) The Added Value of Education on Job Quality Across Europe Before and During the Great Recession: A Contextual Perspective. In: 3rd ESS Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 13-15 July 2016,

Kromydas, T. (2016) The Added Value of Education on Job Quality Across Europe Before and During the Great Recession. A Contextual Perspective. Association for Heterodox Economics 18th Annual Conference: Alternatives to Austerity, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 July 2016.

2015

Macdougall, L., Sutherland, V. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Opportunities For Homeworking in Scotland: Final Report. Project Report. Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Glass, A., McGregor, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Investors in Young People Research to Support Roll Out of Year 2: Final Report. Project Report. Investors in People. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., McGregor, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Review of Investing in Volunteers Scotland: Final Report. Project Report. Volunteers Scotland. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., McTier, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Development of a Regional Skills Strategy for Aberdeen City and Shire: Draft Positioning Paper. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., McTier, A., Kromydas, T. and McGregor, A. (2015) Analysis of the Impact and Value of Investors in People: Final Report. Project Report. Investors in People. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, V., McGregor, A. , Kromydas, T., Macdougall, L. and McTier, A. (2015) Equalities in Scotland’s Growth Economic Sectors: Final Report. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise.

Sutherland, V., McTier, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) HIE Regional Economic Trends. Project Report. Highlands and Islands Enterprise. (Unpublished)

2013

Kromydas, T. (2013) Higher Education and Labour Market Dynamics: A Critical Approach. In: 15th Annual Conference of the AHE, London, England, 4-6 Jul 2013,

Kromydas, T. (2013) Wages, Job Satisfaction and Subjective Job Mismatch in the European Labour Market. In: PhD Away Day Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2013,

2012

Kromydas, T. and Moutsopoulos, T. (2012) The World in Transition: Towards a Holistic Humanistic Paradigm In Economics. In: Political Economy and the Outlook for Capitalism: Joint Conference AHE, IIPPE, FAPE, Paris, France, 5-8 Jul 2012,

Kromydas, T. and Moutsopoulos, T. (2012) The World in Transition: Towards a Holistic Humanistic Paradigm In Economics. In: 14th World Congress of Social Economics, Glasgow, Scotland, 20-21 Jun 2012,

Kromydas, T., Lockyer, C. and Wright, R. (2012) Ageing industries. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 36(1), pp. 89-94.

2011

Kromydas, T. (2011) Introducing Debtocracy: Plenary Session. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), Nottingham, England, 6-9 Jul 2011,

Kromydas, T. (2011) Work, Unemployment and Overqualification in UK: The measurement trap. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), Nottingham, England, 6-9 Jul 2011,

2010

Kromydas, T. (2010) Higher Education and Labour Market Dynamics: A comparative analysis of UK, Greece and the Czech Republic. In: Graduate School Winter Conference, Nottingham, England, 2010,

Kromydas, T. (2010) Unemployment and Overqualification in UK: Evidence from 2008. In: 12th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics: The Economy of Tomorrow, Bordeaux, France, 7-10 July 2010,

2009

Kromydas, T. (2009) Higher Education and Employment: Evidence from UK, Greece and Poland. In: 3rd Graduate Conference on Social Sciences and Management, Bradford, England, 8-9 Oct 2009,

Kromydas, T. (2009) The capitalistic activity in the frames of globalisation. Review of Economic Sciences, 16, pp. 37-60.

This list was generated on Sat Apr 13 04:50:24 2024 BST.
Number of items: 40.

Articles

Wilson, J., Demou, E. and Kromydas, T. (2024) COVID-19 lockdowns and working women’s mental health: does motherhood and size of workplace matter? A comparative analysis using understanding society. Social Science and Medicine, 340, 116418. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116418) (PMID:37992613) (PMCID:PMC7615337)

Rhodes, S. et al. (2023) The potential contribution of vaccination uptake to occupational differences in risk of SARS-CoV-2: Analysis of the ONS COVID-19 Infection Survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2023-108931) (Early Online Publication)

Kromydas, T., Demou, E. , Edge, R., Gittins, M., Katikireddi, S. V. , Pearce, N., van Tongeren, M., Wilkinson, J. and Rhodes, S. (2023) Occupational differences in the prevalence and severity of long-COVID: analysis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 80(10), pp. 545-552. (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2023-108930) (PMID:37770179) (PMCID:PMC7615205)

Kromydas, T., Green, M. , Craig, P. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Leyland, A. H. , Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Pearce, A. , Thomson, R. M. and Demou, E. (2022) Comparing population-level mental health of UK workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal study using Understanding Society. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(6), pp. 527-536. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-218561) (PMID:35296523) (PMCID:PMC8931794)

Kromydas, T., Campbell, M. , Chambers, S. , Hilton Boon, M. , Pearce, A. , Wells, V. and Craig, P. (2022) The effects of school summer holidays on inequalities in children and young people's mental health and cognitive ability in the UK. A secondary analysis from the Millennium cohort study. BMC Public Health, 22, 154. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-12540-2) (PMID:35065629) (PMCID:PMC8782677)

Kromydas, T., Thomson, R. M. , Pulford, A., Green, M. J. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Which is most important for mental health: money, poverty, or paid work? A fixed-effects analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. SSM - Population Health, 15, 100909. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100909) (PMID:34584931) (PMCID:PMC8455855)

Kromydas, T. (2020) Educational attainment and gender differences in work–life balance for couples across Europe: a contextual perspective. Social Inclusion, 8(4), pp. 8-22. (doi: 10.17645/si.v8i4.2920)

Kromydas, T. (2017) Rethinking higher education and its relationship with social inequalities: Past knowledge, present state and future potential. Palgrave Communications, 3, 1. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-017-0001-8)

Kromydas, T., Lockyer, C. and Wright, R. (2012) Ageing industries. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 36(1), pp. 89-94.

Kromydas, T. (2009) The capitalistic activity in the frames of globalisation. Review of Economic Sciences, 16, pp. 37-60.

Book Sections

Panos, G. A. , Kromydas, T., Osborne, M. and Wright, R. E. (2021) Is literacy a multi-dimensional concept? Some empirical evidence. In: Robinson, P. A., Williams, K. V. and Stojanovic, M. (eds.) Global Citizenship for Adult Education: Advancing Critical Literacies for Equity and Social Justice. Routledge: New York, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9780367505882 (doi: 10.4324/9781003050421-17)

Research Reports or Papers

Burnett, D. et al. (2020) Protecting the health of the working-age population as lockdown reduces. Documentation. Public Health Scotland.

Panos, G. , Bouzanis, C. , Kromydas, T., Ravenko, A., Mireles-Chavez, V., Katmada, A. and Hanecak, P. (2018) Interactive Technologies Towards Collaborative Learning. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Panos, G. , Bouzanis, C. , Kromydas, T., Gkrimmotsis, K. and Akubelem, N. O. (2017) Assessment of Users' Literacy Level. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Panos, G. , Kromydas, T., Bouzanis, C. , Gkrimmotsis, K., Akubelem, N. O., Satsiou, A., Katmada, A. and Sarigiannidis, P. (2017) Integrated Financial Education Toolkit. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, V., MacDougall, A. and Kromydas, T. (2017) Orkney Islands Skills Investment Plan: Final Report. Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Project Report. Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, V., McTier, A. and Kromydas, T. (2017) Outer Hebrides Skills Investment Plan: Final Report Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Project Report. Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership.

Macdougall, L., Sutherland, V. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Opportunities For Homeworking in Scotland: Final Report. Project Report. Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Glass, A., McGregor, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Investors in Young People Research to Support Roll Out of Year 2: Final Report. Project Report. Investors in People. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., McGregor, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Review of Investing in Volunteers Scotland: Final Report. Project Report. Volunteers Scotland. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., McTier, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) Development of a Regional Skills Strategy for Aberdeen City and Shire: Draft Positioning Paper. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., McTier, A., Kromydas, T. and McGregor, A. (2015) Analysis of the Impact and Value of Investors in People: Final Report. Project Report. Investors in People. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, V., McGregor, A. , Kromydas, T., Macdougall, L. and McTier, A. (2015) Equalities in Scotland’s Growth Economic Sectors: Final Report. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise.

Sutherland, V., McTier, A. and Kromydas, T. (2015) HIE Regional Economic Trends. Project Report. Highlands and Islands Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Kromydas, T. (2020) Measuring Job Quality. InGRID-2 Winter School “Four Dimensions of Work”, Brussels, Belgium, 20-24 Jan 2020.

Kromydas, T. (2019) Evaluating the Abolishment of the Emergency Grants and Loans System in England in Terms of Health. What Next for Natural Experiment Studies? An Expert Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland, 24-26 Nov 2019.

Kromydas, T. (2019) Educational Attainment as a Determinant of Division of Work-life Balance within Couples across Europe: A Gender Analysis in a Contextual Perspective. 4th International ESS Conference “Turbulent Times in Europe: Instability, Insecurity and Inequality”, Manheim, Germany, 15-17 Apr 2019.

Chen, L., Kromydas, T. and Panos, G. (2018) Financial Institutions, Financial Literacy and Financial Capability: Insights from Interviews with Managers of Responsible Banking and Financial Institutions. IFIN 2018: 3rd International Workshop on the internet for Financial Collective Awareness and Intelligence, Glasgow, Scotland, 12 Nov 2018.

Kromydas, T. (2017) Higher Education and Job Quality in Terms of Working Conditions across Europe before and during the Great Recession. A Gender Perspective. Academic Publication Workshop “Division of Labour within Couples in Europe", Lausanne, Switzerland, 02 Jun 2017.

Kromydas, T. (2016) The Added Value of Education on Job Quality Across Europe Before and During the Great Recession. A Contextual Perspective. Association for Heterodox Economics 18th Annual Conference: Alternatives to Austerity, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 July 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Kromydas, T. (2016) The Added Value of Education on Job Quality Across Europe Before and During the Great Recession: A Contextual Perspective. In: 3rd ESS Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 13-15 July 2016,

Kromydas, T. (2013) Higher Education and Labour Market Dynamics: A Critical Approach. In: 15th Annual Conference of the AHE, London, England, 4-6 Jul 2013,

Kromydas, T. (2013) Wages, Job Satisfaction and Subjective Job Mismatch in the European Labour Market. In: PhD Away Day Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2013,

Kromydas, T. and Moutsopoulos, T. (2012) The World in Transition: Towards a Holistic Humanistic Paradigm In Economics. In: Political Economy and the Outlook for Capitalism: Joint Conference AHE, IIPPE, FAPE, Paris, France, 5-8 Jul 2012,

Kromydas, T. and Moutsopoulos, T. (2012) The World in Transition: Towards a Holistic Humanistic Paradigm In Economics. In: 14th World Congress of Social Economics, Glasgow, Scotland, 20-21 Jun 2012,

Kromydas, T. (2011) Introducing Debtocracy: Plenary Session. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), Nottingham, England, 6-9 Jul 2011,

Kromydas, T. (2011) Work, Unemployment and Overqualification in UK: The measurement trap. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), Nottingham, England, 6-9 Jul 2011,

Kromydas, T. (2010) Higher Education and Labour Market Dynamics: A comparative analysis of UK, Greece and the Czech Republic. In: Graduate School Winter Conference, Nottingham, England, 2010,

Kromydas, T. (2010) Unemployment and Overqualification in UK: Evidence from 2008. In: 12th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics: The Economy of Tomorrow, Bordeaux, France, 7-10 July 2010,

Kromydas, T. (2009) Higher Education and Employment: Evidence from UK, Greece and Poland. In: 3rd Graduate Conference on Social Sciences and Management, Bradford, England, 8-9 Oct 2009,

This list was generated on Sat Apr 13 04:50:24 2024 BST.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Occupational differences in COVID 19 outcomes
    Office For National Statistics
    2022 - 2022
     
  • Understanding the impacts of income and welfare policy responses to COVID-19 on inequalities in mental health: A microsimulation model
    The Health Foundation
    2021 - 2022
     

Supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective research students wishing to undertake quantitative research and whose interests or proposals broadly match my own research interests and experience. Please email me to discuss your research proposals.

Current PhD students include: Katja Kraljevic. PhD Topic:Workplace wellbeing and health inequalities. A comparative analysis across EU countries. 

  • Kraljević, Katja
    Workplace wellbeing and health inequalities. A comparative analysis across EU countries
  • Dissertation Supervision for MSc in Global Health
  • Dissertation Supervision for MSc in Public Health
  • Dissertation Supervision for MSc in Management
  • Dissertation Supervision for MSc in Finance & Management
  • Dissertation Supervision for MSc in Marketing

Teaching

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.