Gregoris Ioannou is a political and media sociologist and a labour market expert. He holds degrees (BSc and MSc) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Warwick (PhD). He has more than ten years of professional research experience and he has conducted research which was funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, the European Commission, the Leverhulme Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Dr Ioannou is also an external Expert for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) on “Working Conditions and Sustainable Work”.
Ioannou’s research is multi-thematic and inter-disciplinary and has been published widely. His recent publications have dealt with precarious work, trade unionism, social movements and contentious politics, the hospitality industry in the UK and Greece and the impact of crisis on employment and class relations in southern Europe. He has taught social science and communication at the University of Cyprus and Frederick University. His first research monograph titled “The normalization of Cyprus’ partition among Greek Cypriots: political economy and political culture in a divided society” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) has also been published in Greek and Turkish. His co-edited book volume “Left radicalism and Populism in Europe” was published by Routledge in 2019 while his second monograph titled “Employment, Trade Unionism and Class: The Labour Market in Southern Europe since the Crisis” is currently in press to be published by Routledge in June 2021.