Dr Konstantinos Roussos

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Konstantinos Roussos



I am a Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Care, where I teach in the Social Work and Social Justice Division. I am co-lead of the School's Critical Public Health and Social Policy research group and co-director of the Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis at the University of Essex. I received my PhD in Government from the University of Essex in 2020. In my research I adopt a discourse analysis approach in the study of social welfare and care, practices of commoning and solidarity, and social movements and social justice. Most of my research revolves around the broad theme of radical democratic and grassroots approaches in welfare provisioning in the context of multiple and interconnected crises. My current areas of interest and research include: • Social Work and Welfare policy and practice discourses, focusing on questions of power, critique and social justice; • Grassroots welfare movements, with a focus on social and solidarity health clinics, community food initiatives, care, and the environment; • Commons, prefigurative politics and alternative economies, with particular reference to processes of subjectivation, social organisation and relatedness; • Critical approaches in understanding democratic engagement and involvement in health and welfare services; • Participatory and creative methodologies in research with communities and people;


  • PhD in Government University of Essex,

  • MA in Political Sociology Panteion University,

  • BA in Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies University of Macedonia,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sociological and Psychological Frameworks (HS190)

  • Using Research and Evidence in Social Work Practice (HS633)

  • Foundations of Social Work Theory and Practice (HS650)

  • Legislation, Regulation and Ethics for Practice (HS292)

  • Introduction to Research Methodologies (HS290)

  • Law, Policy and Ethics (HS651)


Journal articles (5)

Howarth, D. and Roussos, K., (2023). Radical Democracy, the Commons and Everyday Struggles during the Greek Crisis. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 25 (2), 311-327

Glynos, J., Roussos, K., Voutyras, S. and Warren, R., (2023). Paradoxes in the management of timebanks in the UK’s voluntary sector: discursive bricolage and its limits. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 34 (3), 486-496

Roussos, K. and Malamidis, H., (2021). Social Movements and the Commons: A Framework for Understanding Collective Action in Crisis-Ridden Southern Europe. Mobilization: An International Quarterly. 26 (3), 359-379

Glynos, J., Howarth, D., Flitcroft, R., Love, C., Roussos, K. and Vazquez, J., (2021). Logics, discourse theory and methods Advances, challenges and ways forward. Journal of Language and Politics. 20 (1), 62-78

Book chapters (3)

Roussos, K., Malamidis, H. and Gkagkelis, V., (2024). Cooperative media and the politics of class: Exploring post-capitalist logics in the cooperative media of Ef.Syn and AlterThess. In: Class, Culture, and the Media in Greece, Volume 2: Neoliberalism(s), the Mainstream, Counter-cultures. Editors: Mylonas, Y. and Psyllakou, E., . Palgrave Macmillan. 978-3-031-55158-1

Warren, R., Steinhoff, A., Glynos, L. and Roussos, K., (2024). The Accountability Assembly as a Counter-Accounting Performance. In: Handbook of Accounting in Society. Editors: Vollmer, H., . Edward Elgar. 978-1-80392-199-0

Roussos, K., Vazquez Garcia, J. and Voutyras, S., (2023). Reflections on grassroots healthcare provisioning in Greece in times of crisis. In: Social Movements and Everyday Acts of Resistance. Editors: . Routledge. 26- 41. 9781032201887

Reports and Papers (2)

Warren, R. and Roussos, K., Mercury Theatre: A social Return on Investment of the Mercury Playwrights

Warren, R., Glynos, J., Roussos, K., Jimena, V., Steinhoff, A. and Crippa, L., Democracy in Action - Building Better Communities And Organisations Through Collective Decision Making and Action - Project Evaluation

Grants and funding


Full-length Documentary on Contemporary Cooperativism in Greece

Sustanability.Health.Environmment.Development S-H-E-D

Pursuing Independent Paths KTP

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

The case of Community Supermarkets at Essex: a Participatory Research on sustainable community assets for social support and care

UOE Participatory Research Fund

Community and Residents Experience

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Community and Residents Experience

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group


Independent research and evaluation of the Essex County Council Community Supermarkets

Essex County Council

The case of Community Supermarkets at Essex: sustainable community assets for social support and care

University of Essex (CPPE)


Creative Exchange: Using digital platforms to support peer-based exchange in the creative sector feasibility study

Hub Arts Lab CIC


Subjectivity and valuation in community economies: A pilot study of the Essex time banks

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)



Colchester Campus

More about me