Dr. Socrates Karidis

Dr. Socrates Karidis

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Acting CEO, London Campus

Executive Assistant:

Pamela Ferreira
+44 (0) 20 4776 51062

Dr. Socrates Karidis joined Coventry University London in 2017 as Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics, and was appointed Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor and Deputy Chief Executive Officer in May 2018 and Acting Chief Executive Officer in July 2019, at an exciting time for Coventry University London as it continues to grow and expand into a second building in the heart of the City of London.

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 was offered a position at Business College Athens and went on to become Head of the Business Department.

In 2013, Socrates joined the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Leeds Beckett University and later that year he moved to the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bedfordshire Business School with the responsibility to develop Economics as a new subject area. 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, and institutional trust whilst he has also analysed the provision scheme of private and public transfers in the United States. He is currently investigating the effect of austerity policies on crime and the role of shadow economy across the EU.

He has participated in a number of academic conferences, workshops and other events as presenter, discussant or panel member and has a number of PhD completions and examinations.

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021