Dr Theocharis Kromydas
- Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
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.
Areas of expertise:
- Social Inequalities
- Health Inequalities
- Statistical modelling
- Labour Market
- Economic Development
- Employability and Skills
- Financial Capability
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Social Inclusion
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
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.
- 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
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.