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Eleni Athanasiou
Lecturer, Child Protection & Social Policy
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
PhD 2017 London School of Economics (LSE) Department of Social Policy
MSc Health and Social Services 2001 London School of Economics (LSE) Department of Social Policy
Diploma in Social Work 1998 Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens, School of Health and Welfare Professions Department of Social Work
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
Sep 2009 present European University Cyprus Cyprus Lecturer in Social Work
July 2008 July 2009 LSE - Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) London Part-time Research Assistant Elderly people
Jan 2008- 2010 Brikbeck College, Faculty of Lifelong Learning London Part-time Research Assistant/                        Module coordinator/                      Sessional Lecturer
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2018 “The challenges of cross-sectoral, interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration: the role of the State and the third sector” Interdisciplinary Conference Sociology Association Cyprus EUC
2018 «Interdisciplinary and interagency approaches to child abuse, the role of the multidisciplinary team.” Hellenic Association of Social Workers and Cypriot Association of Social Workers Conference  
2017 “Training fieldwork supervisors of social work students at a South European University: evaluation of the effectiveness of a relational psychodynamic model” Karpetis, G. Journal of Social Work Practice 31(1) 37-49
2014 Οδηγός καλής πρακτικής για επαγγελματίες και φορείς παροχής υπηρεσιών προς οικογένειας με ανήλικα παιδιά, (Best Practice Guide for servicesto children and families) Neocleous, G. , Apris, N. EUC Research Centre
2017 “Young people in Cyprus portraying happiness and unhappiness” 32nd CIF International Conference, Workshop 18-23 September 2017, Kalamata
2017 “Dementia and Music” Kitromilides, E. 16th Panhellenic Conference in Psychology Research, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2015 “Children’s responses to the crisis in Cyprus as narrated by their parents” Neocleous, G. and Aspris, N. 3rd International Conference of the International Children and Youth Research Network Conference
2015 “Presssures excercised on families with children living in the area of Strovolos Municipality” Neocleous, G. and Aspris, N. 15th Panhellenic Conference in Psychology Research, University of Cyprus
2013 “Working together to protect children; a case study of policy implementation in Greece” 13th European Regional Conference, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Conference
2013 “Older people, information technology and happiness” Katzis, K., Sozos, N. and Chouchourelou, A. 14th Panhellenic Conference in Psychology Research Alexandroupoli, Greece
2012 “Introducing technology to adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s to promote happiness” Katzis K., Sozos N., Chouchourelou A. European Social SurveyConference
2011 “Older people and Information Technology; Inclusion and participation” Katzis, K. and Sozos, N. Aging & Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2010-2012 Older people and Information Technology: Inclusion and participation EUC (partly) Research Team Member
April 2012- April 2014 The pressures exercised on families with children in the municipality of Strovolos and ways of intervening to support and protect Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus and EU Research Team Member
Nov 2012-Nov 2013 A study to map legislation, policy and practice on child participation in the 27 Member States of the EU and Croatia European Commission Directorate-General Justice Directorate C: Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship Research Team Member for Cyprus
April 2019-April 2021 Optimization of community resources and systems of support to enhance the process of living with Parkinson’s Disease: a multisectoral intervention EU Joint Programme- Neurodegenerative Disease Research External Collaborator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Jan 2019-Jan 2020 Hope for Children Social Workers’Supervisor Group supervision to social workers who handle child abuse cases Individual supervision to social workers when required
Oct 2016-Oct 2018 National Advisory Committee for the EU Erasmus+ project titled “Junior Citizens through Volunteerism” Cyprus Labour Institute Member
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2003 Scholarship to obtain a PhD abroad Greek State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.)
Other Achievements