Eleftheria provides qualitative and quantitative research and consultancy projects for a wide range of clients in the Scottish housing sector. Working with the rest of the North Star team, she uses a range of methods and techniques to develop bespoke solutions and insights to meet the needs of our clients. Eleftheria has a special interest in engaging in hard to reach groups, reflected in her experience working with young people in the asylum system, and in welfare rights in low income areas in Glasgow.Eleftheria is a recent graduate in Social Work from the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece. Research played an important part of her degree, especially research relating to the needs of vulnerable people and the services they use. While studying, Eleftheria initiated and conducted field research assessing the needs of people living in social housing in a disenfranchised region of Greece. The research focused on causes of dropping out of school among children and teenagers. As part of her placements and coursework, she has worked and consulted vulnerable groups such as people with substance misuse issues, children, refugees and Roma people. During her degree she has undertaken courses such as Social Research, Social Work with Diverse Groups, Social Policy and Interview Techniques.
As part of her post qualifying experience, she has contributed to studies assessing the housing needs of wheelchair users in social housing in Scotland; assessment of support needs of homeless households and a review of governance and board member motivations.