Ilias has graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Athens. Prior to joining the Health Economics Unit at the University of Birmingham, Ilias interned at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
At the LSE, Ilias specialised in International Health Policy at a Master of Science level. He also holds an MSc from the University of Athens in the field of Health Care Management. He was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the same constitution having completed, with "Distinction", his PhD on the development of a strategy for health care reform in Greece.
His main academic interests evolve around International Health Policy (Health Care Reforms and Health Systems Analysis), Economic Evaluations in Health Care (alongside Clinical Trials and Decision Analytic Modelling) and Statistical analysis of cost-effectiveness data.
Ilias is an investigator in two (NIHR and MRC funded) international trials and lectures at graduate (MSc Health Policy and Health Economics, Master in Public Health) and undergraduate level (Economics, Medicine) on fields of his specialisation.
Research Fellow in Health Economics:
PhD in Health Care Management - Health Informatics, University of Athens, 2013
MSc in International Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 2012
MSc in Health Care Management, University of Athens, 2007
BA in Nursing (Health Management, Biostatistics and Economics stream), University of Athens, 2005
Ilias was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Care Management-Health Informatics by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Under the supervision of Professor L. Liaropoulos, Professor Em. Velonakis and As. Professor D. Kaitelidou, Ilias completed his doctoral thesis, titled “The Effect of Institutional, Political and Administrative context in Reforming the Health Care sector in Greece”, with Distinction. Drawing on political theories of change and the analysis of national and international experience on health care reforms, Ilias developed a framework for studying and analysing health care reforms, a model for their classification and a strategy for reforming health care systems like the Greek NHS and those of Southern Europe.
Ilias developed a special interest in health economics and policy while pursuing his undergraduate degree. His interests on economic evaluations and statistics were further developed at the London School of Economics and the University of Athens at a Master level. Prior to joining our unit, Ilias had the opportunity to apply, as an intern, some of his knowledge at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Ilias’ academic interests are concentrated on Economic Evaluations in Health Care (alongside Clinical Trials and Decision Analytic Modelling), Statistical methods in cost-effectiveness analysis and International Health Policy (Health Care Reforms and Health Systems Analysis).
Ilias delivers lectures for the MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy, MSc in Public Health, BA in Economics and Medicine and also, co-ordinates the Health Economics module for the MSc in Public Health. More specifically, Ilias lectures on Introduction to Health Economics, Statistics, Health Systems, Finance and Delivery of Health Care, Market Failures and Incentive Issues.
In the current academic year, Ilias is supervising four dissertation projects, three graduate and one undergraduate.
Ilias’ academic interests are:
Economic Evaluations in Health Care (alongside Clinical Trials and Decision Analytic Modelling)
Statistical methods in cost-effectiveness analysis
International Health Policy (Health Care Reforms and Health Systems Analysis)
The Effects of the Economic Crisis in Health and Health Care
Member of the Health Economists Study Group HESG
Member of the Hellenic Health Services Management Association
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