Department of Political Science


Mr Vassilis Karokis-Mavrikos

Vassillis looks relaxed and wears a white shirt
Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Public Policy
Room: 3.07, 29/30 Tavistock Square
Email: v.karokis-mavrikos@ucl.ac.uk


I joined the UCL as an Associate Lecturer in Public Policy in 2023. 

Since 2020, I have been a PhD Candidate in European Public Policy at the University of Surrey (UoS) as a Doctoral College full-scholarship recipient. My thesis studies agenda setting and policy formulation dynamics at the EU level, focusing on pharmaceutical policymaking. I have received fieldwork funding from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and from the UK Political Studies Association (PSA). I hold an MSc in Public Policy and Administration (with Distinction) and a BSc in Government and Economics from LSE. 

I have teaching experience in political science, research methods and public policy. In 2022 I received the UoS prize for Innovative Teaching and in 2023 I was named the Postgraduate Researcher of the Year across the UoS Faculty of Arts and Sciences. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 


My research interests centre around policy process dynamics at the national and EU-level, public health, digital governance and crisis management. I explore the interactions of actors and institutions across policymaking stages and levels of government, which shape public policy change. I am keen on building and refining public policy frameworks through application-driven contextual adaptations. I engage in both qualitative and quantitative designs, and I have developed multiple original datasets through interactions with policy stakeholders. 


Book chapters
Journal articles
  • Zahariadis, N., Karokis-Mavrikos, V., Exadaktylos, T., Kyriakidis, A., Sparf, J., & Petridou, E. (2023). Advancing the operationalization of national policy styles. European Policy Analysis, 9, 200–218. https://doi.org/10.1002/epa2.1172

  • Mavrikou, M., Zahariadis, N. & Karokis-Mavrikos, V. (2023). The strategy of venue creation: Explaining health policy change in GreeceInternational Review of Public Policy, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.4000/irpp.3018

  • Karokis-Mavrikos, V., Mavrikou, M., & Yfantopoulos, J. (2022). Stakeholder perceptions and public health system performance evaluation: Evidence from Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Political Science, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2022.1067250

  • LSE GV314 Group. (2020). UK parliamentary select committees: crowdsourcing for evidence-based policy or grandstanding?. The Journal of Legislative Studies, 26(2), 223-247. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2020.1765546

  • Karokis-Mavrikos, V. (2023). Crisis as a window of opportunity for digital governance transformation: the case of Greece during the Covid-19 pandemic. PSA Greek Politics Specialist Group Working Paper, 37. https://gpsg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/vassilis-karokis-mavrikos-_digital-governance-.pdf



I teach PUBL0040 - Theories & Actors of the Policy Process, PUBL0017 - Making Policy Work and POLS0082 - Policy Making