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Konstantinos Giannakou

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics


School of Sciences

Department of Health Sciences

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD in Environmental & Public Health 2018 Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health The use of meta-research in perinatal epidemiology
MSc in Epidemiology 2017 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine NA Ischaemia-modified albumin as a marker for preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
MSc in Public Health 2013 Oxford Brookes University Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development An investigative research project focusing on the research question: ‘‘Does exposure to air pollution during pregnancy affect neonatal development and/or causes obstetric complications?’’
B.Sc. in Nursing 2012 Cyprus University of Technology Department of Health The impact of breast reconstruction in women after mastectomy in relation to the quality of life.
HND in General Nursing 2010 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Cyprus NA NA

Employment History

Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
Sep 2019 date European University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus Lecturer in Public Health
Sep 2018 Dec 2019 Global Market Access Solutions NA (Distance) Epidemiologist and Health Economics consultant
Sep 2016 Sep 2019 European University Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus Scientific collaborator
Apr 2018 Aug 2019 University of South Wales NA (Distance) Academic Tutor in Public Health
Nov 2015 Nov 2016 ClinBAY LTD Limassol, Cyprus Biostatistician
Oct 2017 Aug 2018 REMEDICA LTD Limassol, Cyprus Health, Safety and Environmental Scientist


Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2019 Risk factors for gestational diabetes: An umbrella review of meta-analyses of observational studies Evangelos Evangelou, Panayiotis Yiallouros, Costas A Christophi, Nicos Middleton, Evgenia Papatheodorou, Stefania I Papatheodorou PloS one 14 e0215372
2018 Genetic and non-genetic risk factors for preeclampsia: An umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies Evangelou E and Papatheodorou S Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 27 720-730
2021 Knowledge of mothers regarding children’s vaccinations in Cyprus: A cross-sectional study Maria Kyprianidou, Eleana Tzira, Petros Galanis PloS one 16 e0257590
2021 Attitudes and Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination Among Nurses and Midwives in Cyprus: A Cross-Sectional Survey G Fakonti, M Kyprianidou, G Toumbis Frontiers in Public Health 9 656138
2021 Quarantine during COVID-19 outbreak: adherence to the Mediterranean diet in the Cypriot population Maria Kyprianidou, Costas A Christophi Nutrition 90 111313
2021 Preeclampsia and long‐term health outcomes for mother and infant: An umbrella review Theodora Pittara, Andreas Vyrides, Demetris Lamnisos BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 128 1421-1430
2021 Demographic forecasting of population aging in Greece and Cyprus: one big challenge for the Mediterranean health and social system long-term sustainability Demetris Lamnisos, Mihajlo Michael Jakovljevic Health Research Policy and Systems 19 1-8


Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
2021 Cross-cultural validity of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2: Psychometric evaluation in a sample of the general population of Cyprus International The 7th International Summit on Nutrition and Health Presentation
2021 The effect of chronic disease on food stress among the low-income population in Cyprus International The 7th International Summit on Nutrition and Health Presentation
2020 Anticholinergic burden and cognitive functions in schizophrenia: a systematic literature review International 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Presentation
2020 Integrating PET/CT unit into the NHS of a small sized EU state: A financial cost efficiency study International 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Presentation
2020 Development and validation of a social position measure in Greece International 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Presentation
2019 Preventing accidents in the offshore Oil and Gas industry: An interrupted time series analysis International 12th European Public Health Conference, Marseilles, France Presentation
2019 Demographic forecasting with uncertainty of population projection in Cyprus: a Bayesian probabilistic population projection study International ISPOR, Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark Presentation

Research Projects

Date Title Funded by Project Role*
Oct 2020 – present CA19127: Cognitive decline in Nephro-Neurology: European Cooperative Target COST action Management Committee
Jul 2021 to present HBM4EU - science and policy for a healthy future European Environment Agency and the European Commission, co-funded under Horizon 2020 Researcher

Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees

Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2020 – present European University Cyprus Member of the Pedagogical Team of Distance Learning Programs of Study Audit and evaluation of University’s quality assurance procedures/strategies related to Distance learning programs and develop strategies to improve them.

Awards/International Recognition

Date Title Awarded by:
2021 Cross-cultural validity of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2. Psychometric evaluation in a sample of the general population of Cyprus Second prize award in the scientific poster competition. Awarded by the 7th International Summit on Nutrition and Health

Other Achievements

Date Title Key Activities:
2018 – date Reviewer Reviewer in several peer-reviewed journals (Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound, BMC Public Health, BMJ Open, etc.)
2018 Cyprus Statistical Society Founder