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Cambridge Public Health

Research Associate

Anna has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences in Greece and a MSc Degree in Migration, Ethnic Relations & Multiculturalism from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 2020, she completed her doctoral research in health inequalities and was awarded a PhD in Sociology from the University of York in the UK. Her research suggests an intersectionality informed analytical framework for the study of health inequalities in Europe accounting for the co-constituting roles of socio-economic position, gender and migration status.

She has been involved in research focusing on social inequalities in health in the UK and Greece but also in relevant studies with a European and global scope. She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and she is interested in multi-methods and mixed-methods research designs. She joined the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in January 2021 where she works on the EQUALISE study and the development of health inequalities research.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles


  • Gkiouleka, A., Wong, G., Sowden, S., Bambra, C., Siersbaek, R., Manji, S., Moseley, A., Harmston, R., Kuhn, I. and Ford, J., 2023. Reducing health inequalities through general practice. Lancet Public Health, v. 8
  • 2022

  • Davey, F., McGowan, V., Birch, J., Kuhn, I., Lahiri, A., Gkiouleka, A., Arora, A., Sowden, S., Bambra, C. and Ford, J., 2022. Levelling up health: A practical, evidence-based framework for reducing health inequalities. Public Health Pract (Oxf), v. 4
  • Gkiouleka, A., Aquino, MRJ., Ojo-Aromokudu, O., van Daalen, KR., Kuhn, IL., Turner-Moss, E., Thomas, K., Barnard, R., Strudwick, R. and Ford, J., 2022. Allied health professionals: A promising ally in the work against health inequalities- A rapid review. Public Health Pract (Oxf), v. 3
  • 2021

  • Ford, JA., Gkiouleka, A., Kuhn, I., Sowden, S., Head, F., Siersbaek, R., Bambra, C., Harmston, RR., Manji, S., Moseley, A. and Wong, G., 2021. Reducing health inequalities through general practice: protocol for a realist review (EQUALISE). BMJ Open, v. 11
  • Lemola, S., Gkiouleka, A., Read, B., Realo, A., Walasek, L., Tang, NKY. and Elliott, MT., 2021. Can a 'rewards-for-exercise app' increase physical activity, subjective well-being and sleep quality? An open-label single-arm trial among university staff with low to moderate physical activity levels. BMC Public Health, v. 21
  • Franklin, P. and Gkiouleka, A., 2021. A Scoping Review of Psychosocial Risks to Health Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health, v. 18
  • 2018

  • Gkiouleka, A., Huijts, T., Beckfield, J. and Bambra, C., 2018. Understanding the micro and macro politics of health: Inequalities, intersectionality & institutions - A research agenda. Soc Sci Med, v. 200
  • Conference proceedings


  • Gkiouleka, A., Wong, G., Kuhn, I., Sowden, S., Head, F., Bambra, C., Harmston, R., Manji, S., Moseley, A. and Ford, J., 2022. Reducing health inequalities through general practice in the UK: a realist review (EQUALISE) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 32
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