Dr Eirini-Christina Saloniki PhD, MSc, Diploma, BSc, PGCHE
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My research interests lie in the area of applied microecometrics with a particular interest in disability discrimination in the labour market.
My PhD (Economics) thesis explored the reasons behind the lower position of the disabled in the UK labour market with a focus on wages and employment rates. Towards the end of my PhD I worked as a Research Assistant in PSSRU on a project relating to the substitution between health and social care.
Prior to rejoining the University of Kent in July 2016, I spent a few years at the Academic Unit of Health Economics (University of Leeds) mainly involved in NIHR-funded projects with a cost-effectiveness element.
I have taught a number of modules including Introduction to Economics, Applied Health Econometrics, Introduction to Health Economics, Principles of Health Economics and Quantitative Research Methods. I currently teach on the (HEKSS)/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme and SP583 Clinical Psychology Project.
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Kent (2018)
PhD Economics, University of Kent (2014), Thesis title: Disability, discrimination and misreporting
MSc Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (2011)
Diploma in Economics, University of Kent (2009)
BSc International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business (2009)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
International Health Economics Association (iHEA) member
Health Economists’ Study Group Member (HESG)
External Affiliate of Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG)
Visiting Academics Fund, University of Kent (2018)
Staff Mobility Scholarship - Erasmus+ Programme, University of Kent (2017)
Nominated for a teaching award, University of Kent (2013)
Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository
A three year study to develop and pilot a physiotherapy intervention for boys with haemophilia, an inherited condition (mainly in boys) affecting the blood's clotting ability. It causes bleeding into muscles and joints resulting in weakness and pain. One of the things which affects this group is being able to participate in games and activities with friends. Patients and physiotherapists are working together to design a programme of exercises to help strengthen muscles and help boys with haemophilia with their movement potential. Funder: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit via East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust £247,816
Innovate: optimising the depression pathway through novel digital assessment technology
More than a million people in the UK seek or receive treatment for depression at any given time. Finding the right treatment can be difficult and for many, can take weeks or months to work. Professor Jenny Billings leads the evaluation of a digitally-enabled precision medicine approach to diagnosing and treating depression accurately and quickly. The two year project aims to reduce referrals to scarce secondary and crisis care services, freeing up GP time. ‘Wrapping’ care from GPs, specialist professionals and charities around the patient helps them return to healthy, productive lives. Specially designed web-based App; ‘i-SPERO’ helps patients assess their response to treatment and monitor their depression. It uses validated questionnaires and assessments including facial expression recognition testing. Developed by Oxford-based P1vital Products Ltd, i-SPERO will be piloted at selected GP practices in Canterbury and Coastal CCG. An improved triage style patient pathway adopted alongside the technology, will give greater choice and quicker access to quality care. Mental health charity MIND is supporting crucial patient involvement in this project. Start date: 01/01/19 End date: 31/12/20 Funder: Innovate UK Funding: £201,599