Dr. Kostas Dikeos was born in Athens. He studied politics at the Panteion University of Athens (BA 1982-87), and continued his studies at the Department of Politics Edinburgh University (PhD in Social Sciences 1987-92). During his stay in Britain he taught political theory and British politics as a tutor (Edinburgh University) and health politics and policies, sociology of health as guest lecturer (Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh). He then worked as consultant and assistant administrative manager in various EU funded projects concerning social welfare and health services reform, and as key expert in projects concerning poverty and social exclusion in Greece between 1995 and 2003. Dr. Dikeos worked as teaching fellow at the Department of Social Administration of the Democritus University of Thrace since 1998, while for approximately two years he also taught at the Department of Political Science, University of Crete. He was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Social Administration of the Democritus University in the summer of 2004. His teaching experience and interests cover Health Policies and Policies, Comparative Analysis of Health Care, Health Care and Social Policy Management, and History of Welfare.