Anna Gkiouleka

Ms Anna Gkiouleka

Research Assistant/ PhD Student
Institution: University of Warwick
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

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Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
Migration health has been one of the main focuses of my PhD project. I have approached migration as a social determinant of health that intersects with additional determinants. I have explored health inequalities between migrant groups and native groups in Europe working with ESS survey data, adopting an intersectionality perspective. I have focused on self-rated health (general and chronic diseases) as well as on depressive symptoms. I am particularly interested in the intersections between immigration status, gender, and socio-economic position. Moreover, I have been recently started working on a policy analysis of the Greek asylum system as shaped by the EU directives as well as by the recent agreement between EU and Turkey from the aspect of its impact on asylum seekers’ and refugees’ health and health inequalities.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Human smuggling (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
International migrant workers (Adults)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Emergency medicine
Health and human rights
Health law
Health of detainees/ incarceration
Health policy
Health systems research
Humanitarian health interventions
Labour migration and health
Maternal and child health
Medical anthropology
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Primary health care
Public Health
Refugee health
Research ethics
Sexual and reproductive health
Substance abuse
Tobacco control
Trauma and injury
Unaccompanied children

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Health Inequalities in European Welfare States 2015 Research Staff
Health Inequalities Among Migrant Population 2015 Collaborator

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Understanding the micro and macro politics of health: Inequalities, intersectionality & institutions - A research agenda Gkiouleka, A., Huijts, T, Beckfield, J., & Bambra, C. 2018