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Professor Socrates Karidis

Socrates karidis

Professor Socrates Karidis

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Coventry University London


Personal Assistant:

Laura Boshell

Professor Socrates Karidis joined Coventry University Group in 2017 and was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Coventry University London in September 2020 after having served as Deputy and acting Chief Executive Officer.

Socrates holds a PhD in Economics from Clark University (Massachusetts, USA). He joined the Faculty of Economics at Bentley University in Boston in 1998 where he spent eight years as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Director of the Economics and Finance Learning Centre.

Upon his relocation to Greece, he joined the Business College Athens and went on to become Head of the Business School. In 2013, Socrates joined Leeds Beckett University and later that year he moved to the University of Bedfordshire Business School with the responsibility to develop the Economics provision. Following the successful development and launch of a number of Economics courses, Socrates became Head of Law and Finance and served on a number of committees including the Business School’s Executive Group and the University’s Strategic Planning Group.

Socrates has published in the areas of Foreign Direct Investment, economically induced migration, institutional trust, public finance and economic policy. He has participated in a number of conferences, workshops and other events as presenter, discussant or panel member and has a number of PhD completions and examinations.

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