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Dr Antonis Vradis

Dr Antonis Vradis

Lecturer in Sustainable Development

Researcher profile



Research areas

I am a geographer with an urban focus, a migration inclination and a political urge to make sense of our turbulent times.

Over the past few years I have had the joy to work with a colleagues, friends and comrades in a number of projects including Transcapes, PURSI, Nutricities and the Welcoming City. We are now embarking on a new major international project, CUPP, that is set to start in early 2021. The St Andrews team will be looking at technology-driven transformations in the policing of urban public spaces.

What this diverse set of research endeavours holds in common is the drive to understand how cities and transient populations staying within, and traveling through them face up to the multiple crises of our times.

I am also immensely honoured to work with a fantastic group of colleagues pursuing their doctoral studies:

  • Rachel Creaney is looking at health-smart homes for older people.
  • Andreas Makris is studying the techno-logistical transformation of the port of Piraeus, Greece.
  • Rowan Milligan is looking at gender and squatting in the context of resistance to the housing crisis.
  • Evie Papada just completed her thesis on the humanitarian border, using the case of Lesbos in Greece.

(Image credit: Maria-Nefeli Tsetseri).

PhD supervision

  • Rachel Creaney

Selected publications


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