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Dr Michael Mavrommatis

Lecturer in Sociology

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Dr Michael Mavrommatis

T: 01473 338614

Michael is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex with an emphasis on Health and an MA in Sociology and Health Studies from the same University. He has also obtained an MA in Refugee Care from the University of Essex Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. He is currently teaching modules in the Sociology of Health and Illness, Applied Studies, Sociology and the Modern World, Media Crime and Deviance and supervises the research projects of a number of Dissertation students.

Additionally, Michael has undertaken lecturing and the facilitation of seminars and workshops in a range of modules at the University of Essex in the School of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Sociology. Some of the modules include Human Communication and Interaction, Health Policy and Practice, Critical Social Psychology, and Psychiatry and Mental Illness.

Research Interests

Michael s doctoral research is indicative of his interest in the intersection of lay perceptions of mental illness with mental health policy. Additionally, he is interested in the social, political, economic, health and social care issues around migration and forced migration. He is now working on two papers in the area of refugee policy and care in which he is considering the dominant biomedical approach in juxtaposition with a psychosocial approach to refugee care, as well as the effect that the recent NHS reform may have on undocumented migrants , asylum seekers , and refugees access to health care.


Conference Papers

Novak, K., and Mavrommatis, M. (February 2016) Story-Telling, Narrative Medicine, and the Early Onset of the 'Diseases of Old Age' in Prisons.  British Sociological Association Ageing, Body and Society, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mavrommatis, M. (May 2015) Discriminatory Practices faced by Undocumented Migrants in Accessing Health Care in the UK and the NHS Reform. Oxford International Health Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Mavrommatis, M. (April 2014) Undocumented Migrants' Barriers in Accessing Health Care and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. British Sociological Association Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Bastounis, M. and Mavrommatis, M. (August 2006) Media representations of mental illness and policy implications in Greece. 8th International Conference of Social Representations, Rome, Italy.

PhD title

Mavrommatis, M. (2007) Lay Ideas about Madness and Mental Health Policy in Greece, University of Essex, United Kingdom.