Dr. Apostolos Davillas joined UEA as a Lecturer in Health Economics in 2020. Before this, he worked as a tenured Research Fellow (and, previously, as a postdoctoral researcher) at the Institute for Social & Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex (2013-2019).

He leads the Health Economics theme and he is the Course Director of the MSc in Health Economics (2021-).  

Currently, Apostolos is the Principal Investigator for a large scale ESRC grant on the survey measurement of health. This is scheduled to begin in June 2021. 

Overall, Apostolos has been awarded research funding that exceeds £1.5 million as a Principal Investigator, Co-investigator (or Fellow). 

Dr. Apostolos Davillas obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Patras, Greece in March 2014. He also holds an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, U.K., a BA (Hons) in Economics and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Patras, Greece. 

Academic Background

Research Interests:

  • Health economics
  • Applied Health (micro)Econometrics
  • Biosocial research
  • Public Economics

Apostolos research covers a range of topics such as the demand for health care, health services utilisation and healthcare costs, the economics of obesity, disability research, the economics of disease prevention, and socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care. 

On this research topics, Apostolos has published papers in the Journal of Health Economics (3 papers), Health Economics (4 papers), Social Science & Medicine, Economics & Human Biology (4 papers), and in high impact interdisciplinary journals. 


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