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Last updated: 15/09/08

Dr Anna Paraskevopoulou


Senior Research Fellow


  • PGcertificate, (London Metropolitan University)
  • PhD, (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • MA, (University of Bradford)
  • BA (Hons), (University of Reading)



Anna started her career at Lambrakis Research Foundation in Greece working in the area of technology and education before moving to the UK to continue with her studies. After completing her PhD at LSE, she worked as a consultant researcher on a GLA funded project on Anti social behaviour. Anna then joined Working Lives Research Institute in 2005 as a Research Fellow on an ESF funded project researching disadvantage and discrimination in the London labour market. 

Research Interests and Expertise

Anna is a sociologist working in the area of work and employment. Main research and teaching interests include disadvantage and discrimination in the labour market, precarious work, equality and diversity, social divisions and migration, including undocumented migration. Anna is Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.





Three Professional Doctorate students at thesis level and two second year Professional Doctorate students

Previous module leadership

MA module on Equalities and Diversities, Business School

MA module on Equality & Diversity: Policy & Implementation, Business School, 

Undergraduate module on Social Divisions, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanity (with Dr. Svetlana Stevenson)

Undergraduate module on Women in the Labour Movement, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanity (with Dr. Cilla Ross)



2012 - 2015 - Arts Award Longitudinal Impact Study, funded by the Arts Council England and Trinity College London: the focus of this research is on young people in the arts – partner (PI, London South Bank University)

2014 – 2015 Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour, funder by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - researcher

2015 - Working Conditions, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in the EU, funder by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - researcher

2014-2015 – UNIVERSITARIA Project - school of university didactics and advanced scientific research, funded through an ESF fund – Coordinating partner



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Media Exposure

Professional Activities

Anna has been on the editorial team of Synthesis, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, an active member and former chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and currently a member of ASEN’s Advisory Board. Anna is also a member of British Sociological Association and a Member of Council of European Studies Research Network - Industrial Relations, Skill Formation and Welfare State Policies and acts as a reviewer in the following academic journals: Mobilities; Ethnic and Racial Studies; International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy; Nations and Nationalisms.

Contact details

London Metropolitan University

Room: TM1-56, Tower Building

166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB

Ext: 0207 133 2927

Email: a.paraskevopoulou@londonmet.ac.uk


Dr. Anna Paraskevopoulou
Disadvantage and Discrimination Research Fellow
Working Lives Research Institute
London Metropolitan University
Room no: TM 1-56
Ext: 2927

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