Anna Gkiouleka
PhD Student



  • BA - Psychology, Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences
  • MSc - Migration, Ethnic Relation & Multiculturalism, Utrecht University
  • Phd- Sociology (in progress), University of York

Born and raised in Athens, Anna is a PhD student at the Sociology Department of the University of York in the frame of the project 'Health inequalities in European welfare states (HiNEWS)' funded by the NORFACE Network. In her research, she focuses on integrating intersectionality theory in the study of health inequalities in Europe and she is concerned both with the intersections of different dimensions of individual social positioning and with intersections at the contextual level and institutional imbrication. She has also worked for a side project on health inequalities among patients with motor neurone disease living in East London. Beyond her academic interests, Anna has been involved with the non-governmental sector in Greece, Egypt and the Netherlands with a special focus on tackling discrimination against immigrants and LGBT communities.

Supervisors: Tim Huijts, Ellen Annandale


Selected publications

Selected publications: 

  • Huijts, T., Gkiouleka, A., Reibling, N., Thomson, K. H., Eikemo, T. A., & Bambra, C. (2017). Educational inequalities in risky health behaviours in 21 European countries: findings from the European social survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. European journal of public health27(Suppl 1), 63-72.

  • Gkiouleka, A., Huijts, T., Beckfield, J., & Bambra, C. (2018). Understanding the micro and macro politics of health: Inequalities, intersectionality & institutions-A research agenda. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 92-98.


Conference Papers:

  • Health Inequalities among Europeans: An Intersectional Comparative Approach. Presented at the 16th ESHMS Conference, June 2016, Geneva



I have taught seminars for the modules 'Health Inequalities & the Social Determinants of Health" and "Advanced Social Determinants of Health" at the  Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

I have also supervised Master's theses on intersectionality and health inequalities.


Contact details

Ms Anna Giouleka
PhD Student
Department of Sociology
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD