Iakovos Makropoulos

Iakovos Makropoulos

Lecturer in Political Behaviour

University of Essex


Iakovos Makropoulos is a Lecturer in Political Behaviour at the University of Essex. His main research interests are comparative politics, political behaviour, and political methodology. He is the author of a book chapter on candidates’ personalised campaigning edited by Lieven De Winter, Rune Karlsen and Hermann Schmitt. His work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the European Political Science Review and the Journal of Election, Public Opinion and Parties.

Iakovos has been involved in the Pandemic Politics project conducting public survey on Covid-19 in the UK, the Cultural Divides and Affective Polarisation project funded by the LSE Hellenic Observatory, while he has previously worked for several projects on national and local elections in the UK.

In his latest publication What drives support for social distancing? Pandemic politics, securitization, and crisis management in Britain shows that crisis framing dynamics have the greatest impact on driving public attitudes challenging socio-economic and health considerations.


  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods


  • PhD in Politics, 2022 (expected)

    University of Strathclyde

  • Associate Fellow Status, The Higher Education Academy, 2020

    Certificate of competence in university teaching

  • MSc in Political Analysis, 2017

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • BSc in Political Sciences, 2014

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Research Assistant

on the Cultural Divides and Affective Polarisation project funded by the LSE Hellenic Observatory

Oct 2021 – Dec 2021 University of Surrey

Research Assistant

on the Representative Audit of Britain 2019 funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Feb 2020 – Sep 2021 University of Strathclyde

Grants & Awards

Strathclyde Graduate School Conference Fund £870

Research Excellence Award for the degree of Ph.D. in Politics (fully funded scholarship).

Invited Talks

A protest like any other? Opposition to the ‘Prespa Agreement’ in Greece


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