Lionis Christos, MD, PhD, FRCGP(Hon), FWONCA, FESC is a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the School of Medicine, University of Crete and Head of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Crete. With a passion for the importance and the value of PHC and Family Medicine, Christos is actively involved in the development of Primary Care and General Practice in Greece. He currently co-ordinates a thriving GP network with more than 20 GPs, and is also responsible for the supervision of a number of PhD students.
Christos and his research team at the University of Crete are involved in four FP7 European funded projects (one as coordinator), in two Third Health Programme for the Union's action in the field of health 2014-2020 – CHAFEA and currently in one HORIZON 2020. Christos is involved in an editorial and advisory capacity with a number of international journals. He also is a member of the Executive Boards of various professional organisations including that of WONCA Working Party on Mental Health where he is acting as Vice Chair and the International Federation of Primary Care Research Network.