Marios Kantaris

Health Services and Social Policy Research Center, Cyprus

Marios Kantaris

Marios Kantaris holds a PhD in Health Policy and Planning of Health Services and an MBA in Health Services Management. He has been a visiting faculty at various universities and a national expert on long-term care at the European Social Policy Network. His research interests include access to healthcare for vulnerable groups, health inequalities, long-term care, social protection, and social inclusion.


Countries Cyprus;
Topics Care inequalities; Healthcare access in LTC; LTC and people with mental health conditions; LTC Policy; LTC Workforce;
Methods Expert consultations; Literature reviews and synthesis; Policy analysis; Systematic Review;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Economics of Long-Term Care; Employment Education and Family carers; Long-Term Care Policy; Migration Mobility and Care Workers;
Other 1;
Key publications

Kantaris, M., Andreou, S.N., Chrysostomou, S. and Lalioti, V. (2023) Access for children in need to the key services covered by the European Child Guarantee – Cyprus. European Social Policy Analysis Network, Brussels: European Commission.

Kantaris, Marios (2022). ESPN Thematic Report on Social protection for people with disabilities – Cyprus, European Social Policy Network (ESPN), Brussels: European Commission.

Koutsampelas, C., Lalioti, V., Andreou, S.N., Kantaris, M. (2022). ESPN Thematic Report on Making access to social protection for workers and the self-employed more transparent through information and simplification – Cyprus, European Social Policy Network (ESPN), Brussels: European Commission.

M. Kantaris and M. Theodorou, (2020), European Social Policy Network, Access to essential services for low-income people: Cyprus, European Commission.

Theodorou M., Kantaris M., Koutsampelas C., (2018), European Social Policy Network, Thematic Report on Challenges in Long-term care: Cyprus, European Commission.

Koutsampelas C., Theodorou M., Kantaris M., (2020), “Inequalities in Healthcare Provision to Third Country Nationals in Cyprus and the Prospect of a Promising Health Reform”, Migration Letters, 17(1), pg. 155-163.

Marios Kantaris, Mamas Theodorou, Daphne Kaitelidou, (2019) “Access and utilization of health services by migrant domestic helpers in Cyprus: the role of the employer”, International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care,

Ruth Waitzberg, Cristina Hernández-Quevedo, Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Francisco Estupiñán-Romero, Ester Angulo-Pueyo, Mamas Theodorou, Marios Kantaris, Chrystala Charalambous, Elena Gabriel, Charalampos Economou, Daphne Kaitelidou, Olympia Konstantakopoulou, Lilian Venetia Vildiridi, Amit Meshulam, Antonio Giulio de Belvis, Alisha Morsella, Alexia Bezzina, Karen Vincenti, Gonçalo Figueiredo Augusto, Inês Fronteira, Jorge Simões, Marina Karanikolos, Gemma Williams, Anna Maresso, ‘Early health system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean countries: A tale of successes and challenges’, Health Policy, 2021.

Josiah B.O., & Kantaris M., (2021), Perception of Covid-19 and acceptance of vaccinations in Delta State Nigeria, The Nigerian Health Journal, Vol.2(2), April-June, pg.60-86.