Professor, Head of Department
Campus 2, building Δ΄
Historical and Comparative Social Work
- Social Work and Social Policy
- International Social Work and the Greek Context
- Social Work in Crises Contexts
- Social Rights and Advocacy; Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Vasilios Ioakimidis is a Professor of Historical and Comparative Social Work. He is affiliated with international Universities (University of Essex and University of Johannesburg) and until 2020 was the Founding Chair of the Centre for Social Work and Social Justice at the university of Essex. Prior to this Vasilios Ioakimidis was an Associate Professor at the University of Durham.
He is currently the Global Education Comissioner at the International Federation of Social Workers and the Co-Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Social Work.
Vasilios Ioakimidis has also been a founder member and member the Steering Committee of the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) a radical social work organization which brings together social work practitioners, service users, academics and students united in their commitment to promote social justice and defend welfare rights.
Much of his research revolves around the broad theme of Social Work in Extremis, an exploration of social work practice in the context of unpredictable and extraordinary political, social, economic and environmental change.
Vasilios Ioakimidis has been invited to deliver key-note presentation in several countries including Puerto Rico, the US, Colombia, Australia, Turkey, Cyprus, the UK, Kenya, Canada, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Finland, Norway, Vietnam and Brazil.