Aris Komporozos Athanasiou

Aris Komporozos Athanasiou


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Biographical details

Aris joined the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King's College London in May 2013 as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Social Science. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Masters degrees in Organization Studies from the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. He completed his PhD at Cambridge, where he also held a post-doctoral post at the Institute of Public Health in 2012-2013.

At KCL Aris is the Theme Leader for Health Practices & Understanding at the ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC). He is also the academic co-lead for the Master's in Public Health module 'Engaging publics in health research'.

Aris is an ad hoc reviewer for Social Science & Medicine, Organization Studies, British Journal of Sociology, Health Policy, Organization and Oxford University Press, and a member of the American Sociological Association, the British Sociological Association and the European Group of Organization Studies.

Research interests (short)

Organizational and political sociology, civic and community organizing, the sociology of financial crises, sociology of emotions, health services research, concepts of citizenship and patienthood, activist movements in health, ethnographic methodologies.


Engaging publics in health research: theory, politics and practices (Module co-lead)

Sociology of Health & Illness (7MHPH007)

Developing and Delivering Primary Care (7MHPH022)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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