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 he has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, reports and commentaries. His recent publications have dealt with Cypriot trade unions and politics across the dividing line, the labour market in the crisis, contentious politics and social movements and media framing in southern Europe and Cyprus. He has taught social science and communication at the University of Cyprus and Frederick University. He has co-edited a book volume on populism and the radical left in Europe which is forthcoming with Routledge and he is currently working on a monograph on the labour market in southern Europe since the crisis with the same publisher.