Maria Raikou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Piraeus, Greece, and a Guest Lecturer and Research Associate at the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to this post she had been working as a Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at LSE Health and Social Care, LSE.
She holds a Degree in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.), Greece, and an MSc and PhD in Health Economics from City University, London. She has held research posts in the area of health economics at Oxford University, City University and London School of Economics.
Maria Raikou currently is a Guest Lecturer at London School of Economics, a Tutor in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Hellenic Open University.
She has also acted as a consultant to the UK Department of Health, to the UK National Audit Office, to the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and to a number of pharmaceutical companies. Since 2015 she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, Athens, Greece.
Her research interests focus on statistical and econometric modelling of health care costs and effects as applied to economic evaluation, econometric modelling of health care technology diffusion, mathematical modelling of behaviour in the health care sector and the analysis of hospital cost and quality relations. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals and economic reports, including reports for the UK Department of Health, the UK National Audit Office and NICE, in the field of economic evaluation of health care programmes.