Nikos Maniadakis presently serves as Head of the Department of Health Services Organization and Management, Director of the postgraduate program and Alternate Dean at the National School of Public Health in Greece. He also serves as coordinator of the Health Policy Unit of the European Society of Cardiology in Brussels, national representative of the expert group of Health System Performance Assessment of the European Commission and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Health Economics and Policy.
He has completed under and postgraduate studies in economics and management at the Universities of Athens, York and Warwick and has attended post doctoral seminars at Oxford, Harvard, and INSEAD. His research is mainly focused at the appraisal of healthcare services, the analysis of the economics of disease, the evaluation of healthcare technologies, and the assessment of health policy. He has contributed to over a hundred published academic papers to international peer review journals. During his academic career, he has been Research Assistant at the Health Economics Research Centre of Oxford University, Fellow at the Health Services Research Centre of Warwick Business and Invited Scholar at Harvard University.
In addition to his academic merits, Professor Maniadakis has served as a senior research officer at the European HQs of Pharmacia & Eli Lilly in the UK and as CEO&President at the university hospitals of Patras & Heraklion in GR. Moreover he is an elected board member of the European Health Management Association and has undertaken research and consulting work for a variety of multinational life science firms in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. Finally, he has recently been advisor to the Ministry of Health and coordinator of the health care reforms and has been involved in the design and the implementation of large scale national projects and policies regarding health funding and provision.