Konstantinos Adam graduated from the Physics department of the School of Exact Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.). He received his Research M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, where he worked in the applications of quantum field theory in cold dense matter. He is active in private higher education, teaching Physics and Mathematics to students in College as well as to students of various schools of Exact Sciences and various departments of the Polytechnic School.
Neuropsychologist, scientific associate of Hygeia Hospital
Afentouli Panagiota holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and two MScs, the first in Media Psychology from Panteion University of Athens and the second in Clinical Neuroscience obtained from the Institute of Neurology, University College of London. She gained her clinical experience working with patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurodegenerative disorders at the National Hospital of London (NHNN). Since 2008, she is a scientific associate of “Hygeia” Hospital. She works in private practice with patients suffering from neurocognitive disorders and offers rehabilitation treatments. She is a member of the SEPS, while holding an active role in clinical research and a variety of scientific publications. Research interests: neurodegenerative and neurodegenerative disorders
Dr. Anastasopoulos George
Dr. George Anastasopoulos is a Mechanical Engineer. A graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Patras, he holds a PhD from the same University. Currently a Tutor in the MSc/ MEng Programme at the MC School of Engineering-University of Derby he has taught in several Higher Education Institutions (University of Patras as a Laboratory Associate, and as Lecturer at the School of Engineering, University of Peloponese, TEI Stereas Elladas, and ASPAITE) and in Professional and Vocational Education. He works as a consultant in the private sector and in the industry as project manager and energy expert. He has participated in national and international research projects in the area of monitoring of structural integrity and in the field of energy management and eco-design. He has 27 scientific publications in scientific journals and in national and international conferences. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG) and the Hellenic Society of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (PSDMH).
Dr. Angouras Vassilis
Vassilis Angouras studied Political Science and Public Administration in the University of Athens and holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Social Science from the University of Edinburgh plus an executive Master in Healthcare Administration from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers of Paris. Since 1995 he has worked in various positions in the private and public healthcare sector in Greece either as a business consultant, either as a business unit manager or as head of hospital. Over the years he has headed four NHS hospitals and now serves as a special advisor to the Minister of Health. Outside the healthcare sector, he has also worked for the Hellenic National Telecommunications and Postal commission. Teaches: Health systems management.
Dr. Apostolouda Vasiliki
Vasiliki Apostolouda holds a Bachelor degree in Linguistics from the School of Philology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master degree in Applied Linguistics from the same department. She currently completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of Philology (A.U.Th.; 2018). During her postgraduate studies, she received scholarships from Erasmus Program for studies and research in universities of France.Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of phonology, psycholinguistics and language acquisition. Part of her research activity has been presented in international conferences and workshops. In the past she has worked as a researcher at the Project Education of Foreign and Repatriated Students at the School of Philology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and shehas taught Greek as a Second Language. At present, she is working as a lecturer at the Department of Speech & Language Therapy of Mediterranean College.
Angeliki Arampatzi received his Master in Computer Science (MSc) from the University of Macedonia (UoM) following the Computer Systems and Networks Technologies profile. Her bachelor degree is in Computer Science from University of Macedonia following the Technology Management direction of study. Always working in teams, her professional experience started as a laboratory assistant at the University of Macedonia, continued with the management of an e-shop of a Greek company, then gained experience in sales and technical support working for MLS and now works as an IT teacher.
BA, MA – Clinical Psychologist
Giota Arvaniti is a clinical psychologist, graduate from Panteion University with an MA in Clinical psychology from the University of Athens. She has completed her training in Psychodrama and EMDR and is working as a therapist for the last 10 years with individual clients and groups. Her clinical experience involves working with parents, children and adults, with educators and female refugees and victims of gender-based violence. Currently, and for the last two years, she is collaborating with the Greek Network of women refugees “Melissa” as a clinical psychologist and she continues her professional and therapeutic training at the Institute of Group Analysis Foulkes.
Dr. Arvanitou Elvira-Maria
Computer Scientist, Researcher
Arvanitou Elvira-Maria has a PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Groningen (Netherlands). In February 2013, she finished her postgraduate studies in Information Systems at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). She graduated from the Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki with a degree in Computer Science in September 2011. She has published 10 articles in international conferences and 3 articles in journals. Her research interests are focused on reverse engineering, software maintainability, software quality management, open source software engineering and software design. Research interests: reverse engineering, software maintainability, software quality management, open source software engineering, software design
As a graduate from the School of Computer Science and Telecommunications in the University of Athens, he was awarded a scholarship to complete his Masters Degree in Communication Systems and Signal Processing, in the University of Bristol (with distinction). He worked for three years as a telecommunications engineer and researcher for wireless networks, at ProVision Communications. The context of research involved the enhancement of wireless network technologies regarding video applications, the enhancement of antennas and other technical issues. Role responsibilities also involved the mentoring of postgraduate students for their dissertations in collaboration with the University of Bristol. He holds a patent (shared with Prof. Andrew Nix) titled “Antenna Assembly for a Wireless Communication Device” (WO2012004602), published on 12th January 2012. He has also been awarded a runner up position at NMI (National Microelectronics Institute of UK) as Young Engineer of the Year 2009. Back to Greece, he has been working for the last three years as a software engineer at SeaSoft – Shipping Application, for shipping applications. His interest has also focused on education, teaching students on programming, computer science and telecommunications.
Mr. Konstantinos Aspiotis is a geologist, a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He completed his studies in 2013 with a specialization in Material Science and Technology, from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), focused on the “Self-healing cement mortar”. Since 2013, he is a Ph.D. candidate of NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering. His doctoral dissertation focused on the "Investigation of the parameters that affect the integration of self-healing characteristics in cementitious materials". As a researcher, he has been involved in numerous research projects, dealing with industrial minerals, materials science, smart materials (self-healing and self-cleaning cementitious materials), modeling process, soil and rock mechanics and in the petroleum industry. He teaches the modules Geology and Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics in the MEng(HONS) Civil Engineering & Construction programme at Mediterranean College.
Executive Director of The Hellenic Volleyball Federation (H.VB.F)
He graduated from the Physical Education Department of the Athens Kapodistrian University but also graduated from the Pedagogic Academy of Heraklion. He holds an MSc in Sports Organization from the University of Peloponnese, but also certificated in Sports Organization from the University of Athens. For a long period, he was teacher of Physical Education in High Schools, coach of Volleyball and as of 2000 he is the Technical and Executive Director of the Hellenic Volleyball Federation. He is a member of the European Sports Organization Commission (ESOC), of the European Confederation of Volleyball (CEV), President of the Technical Commission of the Balkan Volleyball Association (BVA) and Supervisor and Technical Delegate for international Volleyball events organized by the International and European Volleyball Federations (F.I.VB-C.E.V).
Psychologist – CBT Psychotherapist
Anastasia Benekou – Adjunct Tutor at the Undergraduate School of Education (BA) at Mediterranean College. Anastasia holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kent in Canterbury and she was awarded the Chevening Scholarship for the year 2019 -2020 from the UK Government in collaboration with the John Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Aristoteleion University in Thessaloniki and her master’s degree in Counselling Studies (Msc) from the University of Edinburgh. She is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist from the Greek Association of Behavioural Research in Thessaloniki. She has a combined background as a therapist and also in management positions both in the private and public sector in Greece. She has worked at the Greek Alzheimer’s Association as a psychologist and in various NGOs in Greece both as a therapist but also as country director, assisting in the psychosocial support, education and holistic integration of the refugees in Greece.
Vivian Benetou is an Architect Engineer, a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MBA holder from the University of Macedonia. She has collaborated with several Architectural and Construction companies and worked as Project Manager in complex construction projects such as hotels, restaurants, retail shops, offices and residences across Greece. She is as a freelance Architect engineer specializing in concept and retail Identity design of private firm spaces. Since 2011 she is an accredited lecturer at Mediterranean College School of Engineering. Her current research interests include Project Management Techniques and their implementation in medium size construction projects.
Programme Leader of School of Computing, Mathematician with MSc in Informatics and Management
Alexandros Berberis received his BSc in Mathematics (AUTh), his MSc in Computer Science, an interfaculty postgraduate programme in «Informatics and Management» (AUTh). He contains certificate of practical training in Computerized Accounting. He has worked at Informatics Department (AUTh) as a research associate in EU projects SAFEYOU+ (Collaborative Partnership) and ONLINE S3 (H2020), active participant in proposal drafting at several EU funded projects, supporting different tasks and various academic activities. He is active in private higher education as lecturer and also worked as Tutor at MSc Lesson «Web Information Systems» at Informatics Department (ΑUTh). Research interests: Information diffusion on social networks, graph theory, research methodology and business analytics.
Chief Marketing Officer GX Blocks Energy
Mr. Bilios is a senior executive with years of experience in the public and private sectors in Greece and abroad. He has worked as a Strategic and Communication Advisor, Digital Marketing Strategies and Corporate Projects, designing and formulating campaign strategies for companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi (London), The Newtons Laboratory (Greece) and others. He has also worked as a Special Adviser to the Greek Government (Minister of State 2009-2013), Project Manager for Hellenic SA. In recent years, he has been Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT). Mr. Bilios is a holder of a BSc Social Sciences, Social and Political Sciences graduate, from Royal Holloway & Kings College, holds a MSc New Media, MSc Political Sociology, and MPhil Government from the London School of Economics (LSE) and is a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the USA (www.gmfus.org).
Antonis Bozas holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a master’s degree in Pain Management and Medical Psychology from the Medical School of Ioannina University. He is a PhD candidate at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the field of Pediatric Psychology - Psychosomatics. He has been certified in use of psycho-diagnostic tools and has received a specialization in Clinical Mental Health from the First Department of Psychiatry - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is trained in Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy, in Life Long Learning and Primary Healthcare. He was a member of the scientific team in the standardization project of the WAIS-IV scale. He has worked in various contexts such as a psychologist in schools, in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a scientific associate of the First Department of Psychiatry - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Now he is working in the International Organization for Migration and he is the psychologist of the Center for Talented Youth at Anatolia College (Johns Hopkins University). His research interests are focused on health psychology, positive health psychology, applied psychotherapy and psycho-diagnostics. He is participating in national and international conferences and has published articles in scientific journals. He is a member of the Association of Greek Psychologists and the European Society of Health Psychology.
Charalampos Christoforidis has a degree in International & European Studies from University of Macedonia and an MSc in Accounting & Business from Aston University. He works as Transportation & Distribution Supervisor at Olympic Brewery. He has worked in various higher positions related to Supply Chain Management and Project Management in companies such as Aldi, Kassoudakis Bros, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Baufox. Teaches Operations Management, Project Management and Global Supply Chain Management at Mediterranean College.
Phoebe Christou holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Since 2013 she holds a Master in Social Clinical Psychology (MSc) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and was trained in Cognitive Behaviour Approach. She is also trained in Eating Disorders and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Greek Association of Behavioral Research and Therapy in Thessaloniki. Since October 2017, she is trainee psychotherapist in Systematic Family therapy at Institute of Systemic Thinking and Psychotherapy. She has been working as a psychologist in several mental health institutions, both for adults and children, such as social services, hospitals, mental health centres and psychotherapy/counselling centres. She has also been teaching in many private education institutes. Currently, she is practicing psychotherapy privately and she is teaching psychology relevant courses in Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki. Moreover, she is a speaker at international conferences and seminars, while her main field of research is eating disorders and schemata, post-traumatic stress and coping and cognitive psychotherapy.
Qualified Electrical Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and DEA of the Paris 6 University. He worked for SAGEM as telecommunications R&D engineer. With his return in Greece he has been involved in the design and support of nationwide information systems. At the same time he is an active instructor, with specialization in Data Networking and Telecommunications. He has worked in the design and implementation of Cisco-based networking infrastructure and he is also a Certified Cisco Academy Instructor.
Dr. Dagklis Antonis
Molecular Biologist, PhD
Dr. Antonis Dagklis – Adjunct Lecturer at the Undergraduate School of Early Childhood Studies (HONS) at Mediterranean College in Thessaloniki. Antonis Dagklis holds a PhD in Leukemia research from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). He also earned his BSc degree from the Molecular and Genetics Department of Democritus University in Thrace (DUTH). Most part of his PhD was conducted at the University Hospital San Raffaele in Milan (Italy). Furthermore, during his PhD he worked at the hematology clinic “STORGI” at the University Hospital Papanikolaou in Thessaloniki. More recently, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in KU Leuven University (Belgium) during which he won a three-year fellowship. He participated in numerous scientific papers which were published in international journals. During his career he also taught several students acquiring a broad teaching experience.
B.A. M.SC. PhDc. - Psychologist
Konstantinos completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, continued his postgraduate studies in Cognitive Neuropsychology (MSc, Free University of Amsterdam) and in February 2018 began his PhD at Panteion University in the field of Interpersonal Relationships. In his doctoral dissertation, the nature and impact of masculinity on straight and gay men’s romantic relationships is investigated. His research interests include both Social Psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology, as these two scientific fields can be combined, enhancing scientific knowledge about the close interpersonal relationships of straight and gay men.
Dimitrakopoulou Adamantia, MSc
Adamantia Dimitrakopoulou is a physiotherapist specialized in neurological disorders. She graduated from A.T.E.I of Athens and she continued her studies at Oxford Brookes University in UK so as to take her Master degree in neuro rehabilitation. She has taken part in 2 international conferences, presenting her work about ‘The role of physiotherapy profession in Greece’. Now is working at ‘Physio Power’ private physiotherapy clinic in Athens as well as a freelancer undertaking community visits in neurological patients. Teaches: “Physiotherapy Management I & II: Neurology”
George holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sunderland University and an MBA in Corporate Finance and Marketing, from Stirling University. He has more than 15 years of experience in management, consulting, EU funding and he is a guest lecturer for 20 years at the University of Western Attika, Cardiff University and University of Derby. He has managed complex projects involving many stakeholders and has managed to reconcile and overcome difficult, time-pressing situations. He believes that strategy and philosophy assisted by an innovative educational framework is going to help students to be able to think creative and innovative and offer new ways for breakthrough growth and development in the chosen fields of engagement.
Dr. Diomi Georgia
Dr Georgia Diomi is a graduate of the Department of English Language and Literature of the University of Athens. She holds a Master’s degree (MA) with merit in English Literature from the University of Birmingham, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Athens. She has presented papers on Victorian and late-Victorian literature in numerous symposiums, such as the Annual Symposium of English Studies and the European Symposium of Literature and Culture, while, recently, one of her papers was published in the Journal of the European Association for American Studies. She is a lecturer at a postgraduate level (MA Education - TESOL). Research interests: Victorian and Edwardian literature and culture, science, philosophy, and women’s writing
Maria Dronouda studied at the Economics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued her studies with a Master's degree in Informatics and Management (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She is also a graduate of ASPETE (School of Pedagogical and Technological Education), where she took the basic directions regarding adult education, pedagogy, teaching modern pedagogical methods and experiential teaching methods. Maria expanded her studies with an MSc in Tourism Business Administration (Hellenic Open University), showing strong interest in the tourism sector. During the last 7 years, she works at AA+Partners, specializing in human resources consulting in the tourism sector, and especially in vocational training.
Finance, Τax and Audit Manager with experience in designing, structuring and tutoring of business seminars in different sectors including finance, management & business skills. With over 14 years of working experience in multinational/multicultural companies. Coach accredited by ICF. She is also an adult educator accredited by National Kapodistrian University, member of Greek adult educators’ registers (EKPA, LAEK-OAED, EKDDA).
Dr. Efstathiou Marianna
Dr. Marianna Efstathiou is a Mechanical Engineer and she received her Ph.D. from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is a Co-founder of a start-up company that deals with 3d design, reverse engineering and 3d printing services. She has a number of publications in the fields of 3d design and the usage of innovative techniques for the investigation of ancient artifacts.
Dr. Galanis Nikolaos
Nikolaos Galanis (MEng, Dr-Ing) earned his MEng Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the School of Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2011 the School of Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) conferred his Doctorate Degree, on completion of his dissertation in “Ultra Precision Manufacturing of Artificial Biological Implants of Hip Joint”. He worked as Researcher in the Manufacturing Technology Division and CS Laboratory in the School of Mechanical Engineering at NTUA. He has several publications in refereed journals and international conferences in the fields of manufacturing, high speed machining and hard machining (ceramic materials). He taught several laboratory sessions at NTUA, was Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TEI Stereas Elladas, and taught mechanical engineering courses at ASPAITE. He currently teaches UG and PG Mechanical Design courses at Mediterranean College where he has been an accredited lecturer by the University of Derby since 2016.
Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist
Theodoros Gantinas holds the degree of BSc in Business Administration with minor in Philosophy from the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), a degree of BSc in Applied Psychology from the University of Derby, a MSc in Management of Innovation and Organizational Change from the University of Brunel and a MSc in Philosophy and History of Science from Kings College, London School of Economics (LSE) and University College London (UCL) and he is trained in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in the Hellenic Association for Behavioral Research - Macedonian Branch. He has worked as project manager in the international research programs on artificial intelligence EuCogII and EuCogIII. He also worked as tutor of Philosophy in ACT’s Bachelor Degree. He has done volunteer work in organizations such as “Arsis” and “Doctors of the World” and was external advisor to the private substance rehabilitation center “Pnoi stin Zoi”. Presently, he works privately as a psychologist-psychotherapist. Research interests: Philosophy of the cognitive sciences, the effect of corporal punishment on later development, the combination of different psychotherapeutic models.
George Gkalaitsis graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). Shortly after his graduation, he started working at “TECHNHM EPE” at Alexandria Hmathia whose main field of work was industrial refrigeration. After one year, he moved to “DOPPLER AEVE”, at Polykastro Kilkis, where his main field of workwas lift manufacturing. He continued working at DOPPLER for about 10 years at the departments of sales, production and finally RnD. For the past 1 and a half year, he’s been working at the RnD department of “BIOFIAL SA” at Kalochori Thessaloniki. He has attended several seminars and training programmes on sales and technical issues. He has been a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2003.
Georgoulopoulou – Rentzepis Cleopatra
Mrs. Cleopatra Georgoulopoulou – Rentzepis has a Bachelor Degree from the National University of Athens -Department of Economic Sciences and a Master of Sciences in Finance from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (Dean’s List). From 1992 to 1999, she served in managerial positions in two International Banking Institutions in the USA, specifically, as Relationship Manager in the Commercial Lending Division of Nations Bank, and as Assistant Vice President in the Financial Strategic Planning & Operations Division and in the Risk Management Division at the Bankcard Company of First National Bank of Chicago. From 1999 to 2016, she held managerial positions in the Retail Banking in Greek and International Banks in Greece. She was also the Fraud Risk Manager, responsible for the implementation of the Antifraud Program in Emporiki Bank / Credit Agricole Bank. She completed successfully the Management Associate Program at NationsBank receiving the “Rookie” Award and becoming certified lender& relationship manager for the Commercial Banking. She has also obtained the Bankcard Certification from ABA, USA and the Certification of Fraud Examiners (CFE) from ACFE, USA. During her college years, she worked as a tutor, and a teacher assistant at Georgia State University, as well as, as a teacher at the Greek School of the Hellenic -American Community in Atlanta. During her career, she designed, prepared and executed educational programs in the Organizations she worked for. She speaks English and Greek fluently and she has a working knowledge of French. She has been very active in volunteering and she has served as a President and a BoD member in associations in the USA and Greece. As a member of ACFE, she has been the Ambassador for “Education”. Finally, she has also been a member of the International Transparency - Hellas.
Maria Giaka is a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Piraeus. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Strategy from the University of Piraeus. She also holds a bachelor in Economics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests are in the areas of Economics, International Business, Innovation, Sustainability, Ethical Economy and Marketing. Moreover, she has teaching experience in the areas of Business Sustainability, International Business Activity, Industrial Policy, Marketing Strategies and Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Giannouli Vaitsa
Vaitsa Giannouli holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has received a PhD in Neuroscience from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her clinical and research interests focus οn the application of neuropsychological methods and advanced neuroimaging techniques for both structural and functional evaluation of the brain-behavior relationship in neurological and psychiatric diseases. She has worked for several years as a tutor and an adult educator. She has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. Her research interests are in the area of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology and quantitative/qualitative methods of research.
Special Educator, Adult Educator
Andreas Gkaranis holds a degree in Philosophy and Education specialized in Education and a Master in School Education specialized in Special Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.He has workedas a SEN language teacher in centers for special education, in special schools and integration classes of the Ministry of Education. At the same time, he worked as an instructor at Prefectural Committee for Adult Training of Thessaloniki and at public Vocational Training Institutes, teaching courses related to special education. He was a member of a scientific group for psychosocial support of immigrants and repatriated students and for training teachers in research projects of the sector of Pedagogy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Aegean University, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education and National Confederation of People with Disabilities. Research interests: Teaching methodology, adaptations and modifications in Special Education, Social integration of children with special educational needs and disabilities in school and society.
Goudosis Thanasis, PhD c.
Thanasis Goudosis has a degree on Mathematics from the University of the Aegean (1998), Master In Science in Information Security from the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway and Bedford new College, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, Egham, London (United Kingdom) (1999) and since 2015 he is a Candidate PhD student of Piraeus University, School of Information Technology and Communications, Department of Digital Systems. He has worked in the private sector as Information Security Consultant and various IT positions in public sector. He has participated in a number of European projects and has publications in conferences and journals. Areas of particular research interest are the public key encryption and the information security in basic infrastructures.
Dr. Gougousi Magdalene
Psychologist, Adult Trainer
Magdalene Gougoussi holds a BSc and a PhD in Psychology (University of Sunderland, UK in cooperation with the University of Crete, Greece). The main body of her work concerns the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies in health psychology and consumer behaviour. She has been teaching research methods and statistics and supervising projects for more than 10 years. She is currently teaching at Mediterranean College (in cooperation with Derby University). Her areas of interest include the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, work psychology and consumer behaviour. Last but not least, Magdalene Gougousi is a certified Adults’ Trainers, trained in The Principles of Adults’ Education, in Vocational Education and Training, in Designing and organization and design of teaching to adults and minors and in School and Educational Psychology. Research interests: integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, work psychology and consumer behavior, educational psychology.
Dr. Iatrou George P.
Dr. George Iatrou holds a bachelor degree in Philosophy, Education and Psychology and a master in Mental Health. He is a Phd candidate at the School of Medicine, University of Thessaly. He is specialized in family therapy and in counseling psychology.He works especially with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and as a counselor for children and families. During the past 3 years he is a certified counselor in good enough parenting and attachment parenting and he coordinates seminars for parents. He has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. His research interests are in empathy, compassion and mental health care.
Dr. Iliopoulou Triantafyllia
Triantafyllia Illiopoulou holds a PhD in Criminology, an MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a BSc in Social Work. She currently conducts a postdoctoral research on cybercrime in collaboration with the University of the Peloponnese. As a social worker she has worked in the Hellenic Police, Mental Health Centers, NGOs and at the Anticancer Society. Currently she is working at the School of Fine Arts providing psychosocial support to students while since 2018 she has been teaching at the University of West Attica. She has completed her training in Phenomenological & Existential Analysis & Psychotherapy, providing individual sessions.
Dr. Ioannou Christina
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) – Neuropsychologist
Christina Ioannou is a psychologist - trainee psychotherapist of Systemic Family and Couples Therapy and has a private practice at the centre of Athens. At the same time, she collaborates with Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, where she coordinates the EU-funded project BRING-In, which involves training social and health care professionals to better meet the needs of and ultimately combat discrimination against intersex individuals. She obtained a Doctorate (PhD) from École Normale Supérieure – Ulm. She holds a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) from the University of Reading, where she worked as an ABA therapist for young children with autism and as an academic and social mentor for university students with mental health needs. Interests: ASD, special education, inclusive education, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, gender, communication, intra- and inter- personal conflict, familial and couple’s difficulties.
Dr. Kalaitzi Christina
Early Childhood Educator
Christina Kalaitzi is an Early Years Researcher. She is specialized in English and American Children's Literature and Creative Writing in Education. Her doctoral research investigates the development of narrative skill through the combined use of narrative elements. She has published papers in the areas of children’s literature, social literacy and creative writing-based teaching approaches, creative approaches to the new curriculum and teaching interventions. Her latest published scholarly textbook approaches the development of narrative skill in the early years through a specially designed teaching intervention. She works as a Visiting Lecturer in the Master’s Programme “Science of Education: Creative Writing in Education” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Research interests: development of narrative skill, children’s literature, social literacy & creative writing-based teaching approaches, creative approaches to the new curriculum, teaching interventions
Kalogiannis Grigorios PhD c.
Electrical and Computer Engineer, Researcher
Kalogiannis Grigorios received his Diploma Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Computer Systems and Communications of the same School. From 2013 he is PhD Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the AUTh and researcher in the Computer Systems Architecture Laboratory (CSAL). In 2017 he received the HiPEAC. Mobility Award for participating in Arm (UK) Research Team in order to prototype embedded systems and SoCs using FPGA. In addition, from 2010 till 2020, he worked as Laboratory Associate in the Technological Institute of Thessaly (now University of Thessaly) while today remains as its external associate. Research interests: embedded systems architectures, brain-computer interfaces
Dr. Kalyviotis Nikolaos
Civil Engineer, Engineering Project Management Expert
A Civil Engineer with pertinent experience through tenures in North America, Europe, Australia and Middle East, specialised in Project Management. Before joining Mediterranean College, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto (Canada) and was teaching in the Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management. Nikos completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham (UK). One third of his doctorate was held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA) and a smaller part at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He is a Dipl.-Ing. Civil Engineer of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with exchange studies at the City University London (UK), at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). He is a holder of the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Strategic Project Management European (Politecnico di Milano Italy, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh UK and Umea University Sweden). Part of his research has been published in international scientific journals and conferences and he is a reviewer of international scientific journals and conferences.
Nikos Kanellos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Piraeus and Master’s Degree in Marketing and Operations Research from Polytechnic University of New York , USA. He has been Senior Manager in FMCG companies for more than 20 years ,in Greek and International Market – Balkans , USA , Africa , Arab countries- disposes a wide experience in Strategic Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and Management topics. In his 10 years of academic-training career , he has been teaching in New York City Community College and Private Educational Institutes in Greece while as a certified adult instructor with more than 3,000 teaching hours he has trained a big number of managers of all levels.
Alexandros Kanonis holds a BSc in Operations Management and an MBA (with Distinction) from Lancaster University in conjunction with an MSc in Supply Engineering & Logistics from the University of Warwick. His work experience is mainly gained in the UK working in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Consumer Electronics (CE) and Consulting industries for companies such as Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Philips and Ernst & Young (EY) respectively. His work mainly focused around operations, supply chains, commercial functions, projects but is also heavily laced with customer facing experience. He is currently working for the Operations & Strategy department for KPMG executing projects orientated towards transformation and improvement through innovative solutions for a wide range of clients and sectors. In addition he has partaken & delivered various business seminars and workshops aimed at developing new skills of management and non-management staff.
Karagiannakis Dimitrios PhDc.
Physical Education Lecturer
Graduated from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece with specialty in Fitness and Health. In 2011, he received his Master’s degree in Biology of Physical Activity, with specialty in Sport Medicine-Sport Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, from the same Department. Currently he is working as a Parttime Lecturer of Physical Conditioning at Hellenic Air Force Academy and he is conducting his research studies in the field of Sport Rehabilitation for his doctorate degree at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research interests focus on sports performance, injuries prevention and rehabilitation.
Dr. Karagianni Despoina
Despoina Karagianni holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MSc in Inclusive and Special Education from the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is a PhD candidate in the University of Macedonia at the Department of Educational and Social Policy and her research involves how we can develop leadership skills among children. She has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. She is specialized in Family Therapy and has worked as a tutor and an adult educator for the Institution of Youth and Lifelong Learning. Since 2013, she is coordinating parents’ counselling groups and has been a tutor in Lifelong Learning Centers and Institutes of Vocational Training. She has worked as a psychologist in the Greek Police, in institutions with students, parents and educators, with disabled people, refugees and psychiatric patients. She has worked as an external partner in programs from the University of Thessaly and University of Macedonia as well as in the Ministry of Education.
She has studied economics, holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in economic development and a PhD in public governance and public –private partnerships. Her research interests include health and social protection economics, public policy and regulatory evaluation and public administration management. She currently works at the greek Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction and has more than 15 years of professional experience in health and social protection (at the greek Health Ombudsman and the Central Administration of the Social Security Institute-EFKA). She was a visiting lecturer at Harokopio University of Athens and the University of Thessaly. Her papers have been published in international journals and edited books.
Maria Karalazarou is a graduate of the Tourism Department of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki and holds an MBA specializing in Tourism and Hospitality from the English-speaking program of the Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia. She speaks 5 languages and has been working in the Porto Palace Hotel & Conference Center for the last 10 years in the sales department specializing in organizing events. Maria Karalazarou has been working as a lecturer for the last 2 years with the Mediterranean College.
Dr. Karali Angeliki
Dr. Angela Karali, Coordinator of the School of Engineering at MC, has a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras, a MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester (USA) and a PhD in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University (USA). She also holds a Certificate in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of California Berkeley-Extension. As a PhD student and later as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at PSU-Shenango, she taught several undergraduate and graduate courses, in the areas of Engineering Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Karali has worked in the new product development and manufacturing business units of Cummins, Inc., a FORTUNE-500 manufacturer of diesel engines and filtration products, headquartered in Columbus, IN (USA). For more than 15 years she has worked as a consultant focusing on the development and implementation of technical and education projects in Greece and several other EU member-states.
Sofia Karapanou is an accredited lecturer at the University of Derby-Mediterranean College where she has been teaching since 2016. She is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation. She holds a MSc degree in Coastal Zone Management from the NTUA Interdisciplinary Post-graduate Programme and a MBA from the Hellenic Open University. She has worked as Researcher at NTUA in Road Safety. Since 2009 she works as an independent engineering consultant in transportation. Since 2011 she worked with engineering firms specializing in design studies of major infrastructure projects, environmental impact studies, water resources management, and anti-flood works.
Dimitra Karathanasi is a highly qualified Τourism expert. With a Diploma of the famous Hotel Management School “Les Roches”, in Switcherland, she has started her career in London with the Hilton company and returned to Greece in 1995. She worked for more than 12 years for the largest Hotel Chain in Greece, “The Daskalantonakis Group”, at all Sales and Marketing positions of the company and coached a large team of sales personnel, in Greece and abroad as the Executive Director (Commercial). Since 2008 she has her own private company and works as a Hotel Management Consultant. She also has a wider knowledge of the Greek Tourism industry.
Kardala Maria, PhD c.
Maria Kardala is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Department at the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) and holds a Master of Science degree in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She is currently working on her PhD Thesis at the School of Civil Engineering at NTUA. Her research work focuses on 3D nonlinear finite element assessment of reinforced concrete members and the strengthening of reinforced concrete structures through external confining reinforcement with high deformability fiber ropes. Her research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. She is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of German and Italian. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and works as a Civil Engineer consultant and Energy Inspector of buildings.
Mr Stavros Karpouchtsis is a psychologist, graduated from the Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a postgraduate degree “Master of science in Counselling Psychology” from the University of Sheffield. He works as a psychotherapist in private practice while teaching at the Psychology programmes of Mediterranean College (HND & Bachelor). He is trained in the person-centered psychotherapy and in the systemic psychotherapy and counselling. He cooperates with the center of Adlerian Psychology in Thessaloniki and the International center of Systemic Therapy in Heidelberg, Germany. He has numerous participations in International conferences and he has published papers in scientific journals and conferences. His research interests focus on issues which concern the areas of Clinical and Counselling Psychology especially anxiety disorders, marriage counselling and group therapy.
He studied Physics at the University of Athens and got a Master’s degree in Astrophysics with distinction from Queen Mary, University of London. During his postgraduate studies his research focused on the discovery or Earth-like exoplanets. He has been working in education for several years as an associate lecturer of the University of Derby teaching undergraduate science classes and has been awarded the “Academic Staff Recognition and Excellence Award” from Mediterranean College. He is the creator of popular astronomy channel “Astronio” and has designed a series of lessons of astronomy for children. To share his passion for astrophysics and science with a wide audience of non-specialists, he has participated in the TEDx events of the Technical Universities of Crete and Athens and has given speeches at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Athens Science Festival, The Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation and Mediterranean College.
Programme Leader, School of Education, Thessaloniki
Katsapi Rea is a PhD candidate in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the Faculty of Education and her research focuses on the relationship between child – space and the creation of educational places in the collaborative classroom of kindergarten. She is a graduate of the School of Early Childhood Education of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she holds a masters degree on Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nicosia. She won a scholarship to Institution of International Communication IIK Düsseldorf, where she attended many seminars on teaching the German language. She speaks fluent English, German and Russian. She has worked as a university teaching assistant in undergraduate courses in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at the Faculty of Education and also as a kindergarten teacher in private schools of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include space and pedagogy, educational material and its implementation, teaching foreign languages in preschool education.
Dr. Katsifaraki Maria
After graduating from the Psychology Department of Panteion University, she continued her studies at Swansea University (UK), where she completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and her PhD in Clinical and Work Psychology. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway for 2.5 years. She has worked as a psychologist at the Psychological Departments of Penteli General Hospital for Children (Athens) and Swansea Central Clinic (UK). Her articles are published in international scientific journals and she has presented her research work at international conferences. She is working both at Mediterranean College and has her private practice in Athens. Research interests: work stress, work relations, burnout & shiftwork.
Mr. Konstantinos Katsifis is an analytically minded Information Technology tutor and Data Scientist supporting Decision Making procedures. He consults, writes, speaks and teaches about BI (Business Intelligence), IT (information technology), and Advanced Algorithms. He has been working with companies to model data, visualize and deliver critical information and make informed business decisions. Mr Katsifis is an expert at translating data into easily understandable analysis and insights that in turn can drive high impact business decisions. Prior to his role as an Analyst he has a very strong background in Statistics & Data Analysis, Data Mining and because of his continuous learning style, holds an excellent level of software knowledge. Mr Katsifis studied at the Department of Physics at the University of Patras with postgraduate studies in Physics (Computational & Theoretical High Energy Physics) at the National Technical University of Athens. He is currently PhD candidate at University of West Attica, Biomedical Engineering Department. His main research activities lie in the field of Decision Support Systems, Pattern Recognition.
Dr. Katsigiannis Christos
Dr. Christos Katsigiannis was born in Halkida, Evoia in 1981. After the completion of primary and secondary education, he studied at the University of Patras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, gaining his diploma in 2004. Afterwards, he continued as a PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, being announced Doctor in 2010. While pursuing his Doctorate, he cooperated with the Research Institutions of NTUA (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems), being technical manager and software engineer in several EU funded research projects. Concurrently, he served as a teaching assistant for the modules of the director of the Intelligent Communications and Broadband Networks Laboratory. Now, he is working as a software and network engineer in the private sector, focusing on the design and implementation of high availability systems.
Dr. Katsoulakos Nikolas
Nikolas M. Katsoulakos received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2004. In 2008 he was awarded an MSc in “Environment and Development”, in the NTUA. In 2013 he completed his PhD research in the field of Energy Planning/ Optimisation in the NTUA. Since 2005 he has been working as a self-employed mechanical engineer, mainly in the field of studying/ designing electrical, mechanical and energy systems in the building sector. He is also an accredited Energy Auditor. Moreover, he has been participated as a research associate in eight national and international research programmes and he is a research/ teaching collaborator in the National Technical University of Athens. He has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Greek Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. He speaks fluently English and has basic knowledge in German.
Vasilis Kesalidis holds a B.Sc. in Physics, specialized in Theoretical Physics, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His postgraduate studies include a M.A.St. in Mathematics from University of Cambridge, under a fellowship of Trinity College, as well as a Research M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, working on applications of quantum field theory in cosmology. Since 2010 he is occupied in the field of secondary education public schools as a science teacher (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics), including the preparation of university candidates.
Eleni Kilipiri is specialized in Management & Marketing fields with teaching experience on relevant subjects such as Business Administration, Marketing, Market Research, International Management and Marketing. She holds a bachelor degree from the Department of Business Administration and Management of the University of Macedonia as well as a master degree in MSc Business Administration - International Management of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She has working and teaching experience in digital marketing with main focus on offline and online marketing strategies, data analysis and Google Analytics, digital advertising and competition analysis.
Dr. Kitonakis Nikolaos
Dr. Nikolaos Kitonakis holds a Bachelor in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the University of Athens, an M.A. (Excellent) in International & European Studies from the University of Athens, an MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business and a PhD in Investment and Economics from the University of Athens. He has extended teaching experience, professional experience in private companies and public organizations and he has also participated in a variety of research projects.
Eleni is an E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Consultant in various industries, particularly in B2B and B2C e-commerce and Customer Engagement Ninja at an innovative company with worldwide presence in the cloud distribution industry. Holder of an MSc in e-Business and Digital Marketing and Degree in Business Administration. Has worked as an IT Recruitment consultant and Digital Project Manager in a startup digital agency.
Programme Leader Undergraduate Programmes, Business School
Demetrios Kongas holds a BA and an MA in Sociology from the University of Essex. His research interests are around the area of organizational theory, ideology, labour relations, industrial conflict, culture and leadership. He has written a book on organizational theory and personnel management and is currently writing a book on sociology. Demetrios Kongas is the Programme Leader of Undergraduate Programmes in the School of Business at Mediterranean College, Athens, Greece, and responsible for teaching the modules, Understanding People in Organisations, Managing People, Developing Leadership and Management and Business Consultancy Project. He is also teaching Quality, Leadership and Management in the MA Education Leadership and Management programme.
Dr. Koutsoupidou Theano
Head, School of Education & Learning and Teaching Coordinator (Dpt Academic Affairs)
Theano Koutsoupidou is Head of the School of Education and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and the MPS Intercultural Education: Immigration and Forced Displacement. She also acts as Learning & Teaching Coordinator across all Schools of Mediterranean College. She holds a PhD in Education and a PGCert of ‘Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’, both from the University of Surrey (UK). She has also completed music studies (Integrated Master) at the University of Athens and the National Conservatory. Since 2006 she has been holding teaching posts at universities (University of the Aegean, University of Athens, European University Cyprus), for both face to face and distance learning programmes, colleges, vocational training institutes, secondary schools and early childhood centres. She also has experience in professional development and lifelong learning programmes. She has been involved in several independent and collaborative projects and her work has been published at numerous scientific journals, international conference proceedings and edited volumes. For her research she has received awards from the Greek Ministry of Education, ESCOM, SEMPRE and the Froebel Trust. She acts as examiner and academic advisor for the Institute of Educational Policy and the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance. She is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and certified adult educator by EOPPEP. Research interests: teacher initial and further training, creativity and development, arts in preschool education, integrative teaching, learning and teaching in HE, lifelong learning
Kyanides Yannis, PhD c.
Yannis is an economist – entrepreneur and a PhD candidate at the University of Macedonia. He graduated from the Department of Business Administration of the University of Macedonia, where he also completed his postgraduate studies, gaining an MBA. He has worked as a consultant in various consultancy agencies (2005-2007), as an analyst at the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (2007-2008) as well as a scientific associate to former MP Vasileios Geranidis (2008-2012). Today he is active in the area of Business Consultancy and Energy. He is the author of a number of articles that have been published on newspapers and magazines.
Nikolaos Kyriakopoulos is a PhD candidate at the Marketing Department of Athens University of Economics and Business. He studied Business Administration and Management at University of Piraeus and holds an MSc in Marketing from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. At the same university he worked as an assistant researcher. He currently works as a researcher at the Marketing Laboratory of the Athens University of Economics and Business. His academic interests include product policy, strategic and green marketing.
Vladimiros is a graduate of Aston University with a Master’s degree in Marketing Management. He specialises in primary consumer research with an emphasis in brand tracking, consumer segmentation & new product development methodologies. As a programme director in leading consumer research houses, he has consulted the most prominent multinational brands in the consumer-packaged goods industry, organising and executing large scale multinational research. His academic interests focus on information dissipation and data analysis / management with the use of modern technologies, as well as the evolution of consumer research methodologies in the digital era.
BSc, MSc DPsych - Psychotherapist
Markella Lamproukou has completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University. She has also completed a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (HUUK) and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology (City University). Lastly, she has completed a MSc in Applied Psychology (Surrey University) and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Surrey University). Within these years she has developed an interest in teaching and while in the UK and Greece she has taught different seminars. The last 8 years, she has worked in various research projects and has been counselling clients of various ages within the private and public sector, including schools and hospitals in Greece and UK. Currently, she works privately providing counselling and supervision and is an active researcher. She is registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.
Elena Lekka is a graduate of the Psychology Department of the Panteion University of Athens, and holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology of Education (MSc) from the UCL Institute of Education. She attended specialized courses in Special Education for Children with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs (2nd Pediatric Clinic of the University of Athens). She has worked as a psychologist in elementary schools being responsible for the assessment and support of students with special educational needs. She has also participated in research activities focusing on groups of uninsured cancer patients in collaboration with a cancer support non-governmental organization. She has worked at a social and psychological support centre for children and families and is responsible for the support of students with learning difficulties. Finally, she is a lecturer for the programmes of the School of Psychology and School of Education at Mediterranean College. Research Interests: learning difficulties, emotional resilience, emotional well-being and aspirations in children and adolescents, parenting styles and attachment, inclusion
Dr. Lianos Paris
Paris Lianos is Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations with thesis title: European Strategic culture; the ESDP years” from the University of Leicester, UK. He is also holder of an MBA from Alba Graduate Business School, and he has taken post graduate degrees, MA International Money and Banking, and MSc in International Studies (Security Studies) from the University of Birmingham, UK. His undergraduate degree was in Economics from the American College of Greece, Deree College. He has worked from 2007 in the investment banking sector with Citibank PLC, and as an executive within the highway services sector. Paris has also actively participated in the organisation of the Athens 2011 Special Olympic Games in the International Relations Department. Finally from 2012, he is the co-founder of the tech site www.iwant2.gr. He is the Business School coordinator since 2014. Teaches: International business, Organisational behaviour.
Dr. Louka Penelope
Health Psychologist – Head of School of Psychology, PG & UG Psychology Programme Leader
Penelope Louka holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Luton (Great Britain), and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Social and Health Psychology from the University of Westminster (Great Britain). She has worked for several years as a professor at the University of Westminster at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Dr. Louka has published an array of articles in academic and scientific journals and international conferences. She is a Chartered Member (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Research interests: social representations, addictions, quality of life, attitudes about health-illness, stages of change, bereavement.
Dr. Loupou Eleni
Child Psychologist - Psychotherapist, Programme Leader of the Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes
E. Loupou, has obtained her PhD and MA at the University of Essex in the field of Psychoanalytic Studies and her BSc in Psychology. She has been trained in observing and recording the developmental stages that an infant goes through (mother-infant observation Tavistock Clinic) as well as observing and recording the dynamics that develop in the family setting, (University of Essex, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies). Throughout her career she has been employed by private settings specializing in adult, child and adolescent therapeutic intervention. She was also employed by schools (Claydon Highschool) and a school-children’s home (The Ryes School).
Dr. Malatra Ioanna
Ioanna Malatra is a U.S.-trained Speech-Language Pathologist with expertise in the areas of voice disorders and dysphagia. She holds a Master of Science in Speech – Language Pathology, a Master of Philosophy in Speech-Language Pathology and a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, all from Columbia University, NY, USA. She has extensive clinical and research experience both in Europe and the United States. She has worked in top U.S. medical settings, including New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Ms. Malatra has been involved in several research projects at Columbia University and has worked as a research fellow at Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki Department of Neurology. She has taught several courses at Columbia University and at the Department of Speech and Language Therapy at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece in Patra. Ms. Malatra is the Programme Leader of the Speech Pathology and Therapy program at the Mediterranean College.
Agapi Manarioti is an experienced marketer with an extensive portfolio of projects, in Greece, Cyprus and the UK. As a consultant and trainer she has focused on building brands with strong values and traits both in the online and the offline world, and on developing the necessary internal skills to enhance and support those brands. This relationship between the consumer and brands and the interactivity in developing meaning and value is also the field of her academic research as a PhD candidate in the field of branding. She is the author of two books, focused on digital marketing, a blogger and a writer for business newspapers and portals.
Dr. Mandroukas Athanasios
Exercise Physiologist, Sport Scientist, Program Leader in BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Coaching, School of Health and Sport Sciences, Mediterranean College
Athanasios Mandroukas is a distinct graduate of sports science (BSc) from Charles University in Prague. He also holds a masters degree (MSc) in sports and exercise science from Leeds Beckett University (UK) and a Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague. His Masters dissertation analysed the methodology and reliability of repetitive measurements in the laboratory. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the physiological and neuromuscular changes between young football players and untrained adolescents of the same biological age. He was in charge of the laboratory based modules, in terms of supporting university students and also assessing third party test results. He holds a UEFA B’ football coaching licence and is in the evaluation process of UEFA A’. He has worked as a coach in football players of developmental ages, as well as a Fitness and Strength & Conditioning coach at the highest level. He has also worked as an administrative director in sports clubs, with the main responsibility of their proper organisation and operation as well as a Physical Education lecturer in secondary education schools in Leeds (UK). He has a plethora of publications in internationally credible journals, as well as presentations in international conferences/symposiums. His scientific record has been recognised at an international level, with numerous citations from several other scientists. Research interests: sports science, exercise science, exercise physiology, muscle function, exercise testing, physical fitness, body composition
Mr. Sotirios Manologlou is a PhD candidate in the Department of Maritime Studies of the School of Shipping and Industry, at University of Piraeus. His field of research is related to the economics of the environment and the protection of the marine environment. He holds a Master Degree (2009) in "Applied Economics and Econometrics" from the Department of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. For his postgraduate studies, he received a two-year scholarship from the΄΄ Propontis΄΄ Public Benefit Foundation of shipowner D. Diamantidis. In 2006 he was declared a graduate of the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus, having received two scholarships from the ΄΄National Scholarships Foundation’’ for excellent performance. In addition to his studies, he successfully completed a one-year academic seminar at Hellenic Shipbrokers Association. He is a member of the "Union of Maritime Economists of Greece" and a member of the "Marine Science Laboratory" of the University of Piraeus. During his studies, he has participated in many national, European and international conferences as a speaker, focusing on sustainable development, protection and improvement of the coastal zone, sustainable tourism and especially maritime and the creation and certification of 'Green' ports. Since 2017 he has taught various courses such as: Insurance, English Maritime Terminology, Maritime Law, Logistics, Chartering, and at the University of Piraeus in the context of teaching experience, Environmental Port Certification, Marine Protection, Marine Protection.
Dr. Maragkos Nikolaos
Dr. Nikolaos Maragkos is a Civil Engineer graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of Engineering Faculty in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.). He also holds a postgraduate degree "Master of Science in Antiseismic Design of Structures" from the Civil Engineering Department of A.U.Th. and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Tunnelling from the Geotechnical Engineering Division - Civil Engineering Department of A.U.Th. Dr. Maragkos has published an array of articles in academic and scientific journals and has made numerous presentations at international conferences. He works as a Public and Private Works Designer and he is a member of a Public and Private Works Construction Company. He teaches at the School of Engineering at Mediterranean College since 2011. He was a scientific associate at the Civil Engineering Department of Technological Educational Institute of Serres during the period 2006-2013.
Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Georgia Mariakaki studied Psychology at Panteion University in Athens and took her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in Leiden University in the Netherlands. She completed a 4-year training programme in CBT by the Hellenic Society for Behavioural Research. Since 2008 she has worked as a psychotherapist in various settings, such as the Institute for Adult Continuing Education, Ministry of Education, the Alcohol-and Drugs- Detoxification Centre Kompass Direkt / Drogenhilfe in Augsburg, Germany, and the Medical Centre for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy “Verhaltenstherapie Falkenried” in Hamburg, Germany.
Dr. Markaki Evangelia
Evangelia Markaki is PhD holder on Applied Statistics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Scientific Director of the Company Excellentia International. She works in the private sector in area of Human Resources Management as coordinator for managing recruitment and selection procedures, conduct interviews, planning of human resources, the training and development assessment programs. The last 5 year she realized more than 3,000 interviews with staff and candidates. She has worked in the Greek Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), the regional channel Blue Sky, during the Olympic Games of Athens 2004 Athens in Olympic Broadcasting (AOB), in consulting companies and in VPRC. Since 2008 she works in the field of vocational guidance, career development and career planning. Dr. Markaki has been scientific coordinator in planning and career development organizations providing career guidance services to adolescents, adults and to unemployed people, organizing services of career development and of outplacement services in the labor market. She has over ten years of experience in education. Since 2009 until today She teaches in higher education in the public and private sector. She graduated from the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens. In 2007 she graduated from the Master of Human Resource Management program at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She participates presenting scientific work in conferences and congresses in Greece and abroad. She has been speaker in conferences and seminars of private and public institutions. She speaks four foreign languages: French, English, Italian and German. He is a member of European and International Associations of Research, of Human Resources Management and of Data Analysis.
Ioannis Masmanidis has a Bachelor in “Information Technology Engineer” from Α.Τ.Ε.Ι. of Thessaloniki and a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems from University of Macedonia. He also attended an ERASMUS Programme for 2 academic seasons at Swedish Polytechnic of Vaasa, Finland. He works as an IT Supporter/ System Administrator for 15 years and has worked with big companies. He is a Certified Autodesk Technician and has worked with large foreign firms both as a partner and Certified Technician. As a tutor he is certified from ASPETE (School of PEdagogical and Technological Education), furthermore, he holds a Certification of Educational Adequacy Adult Trainers from EOPPEP (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance) and the “Computer Trainer Professional” Certification. Research interests: ΙοΤ, social media marketing, databases
Mavrelos Anna K.
ΒΑ Psychology, ΜΑ Education
Anna K. Mavrelos was born and raised in the United States and currently lives in Greece, where she is the head academic coordinator at a children’s center in Glyfada, Αttica. She holds a BA in Psychology, an MS in Education, and a postgraduate degree in Leadership in Education. Anna is a 21-year veteran teacher that has taught mostly elementary school in NYC public schools, where she was a kindergarten and science teacher. While being a teacher, she was also responsible for training and mentoring other teachers. Since being in Greece, she has experience teaching English in Greek private school settings. Anna is also currently finishing her Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree from Hellenic American College, which will allow her to start a new branch in her career that will combine her love for teaching and the art of psychology At Mediterranean College she teaches, since February 2021, the module Developing the Skills of the Specialist Practitioner, on the postgraduate programme MA Education.
Maznas Petros received his Master in Computer Science (MSc) from the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) following the Software Development profile. His bachelor degree is in Computer Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki following the Information Systems direction of study. His working experience is on Web developer, both Frontend and Backend. He also has good experience in Game Development while as part of a small team he was developing educational games for Edumode. His current occupation is programmer and analyst of computer systems.
Mr. Ioannis Megaloeconomou is a professor of finance, accounting and business administration at private colleges in Greek since 1999. He holds a Master Degree in Finance from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, U.S.A. (1996), and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, USA (1993). Mr. Ioannis Megaloeconomou has been working for the Business School of Athens (BCA) works as a lecturer since 2010, teaching courses in Finance and Accounting for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department. In Swiss Alpine Center (in partnership with City Unity College 2011-2016) he worked since 2004, teaching courses Finance and Accounting. Also supervised and assessed dissertations for the undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels. From 1999-2011 he worked as a draftsman in the graduate programs of Business Administration for British universities: University of Leicester, Surrey University and Heriot Watt University through ICON Training International in Athens.
Ioanna Menegatou has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with chosen pathway in Psychology. Following this she obtained a master’s degree in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs from the University of Birmingham. She attended a number of courses and seminars in relation to provision and assessment of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, ADHD, Social Emotional and Behavioral Needs (Makaton, PECS, TEACCH, Lego- based Therapy, Social Stories, ABA). Ioanna had worked in various educational settings and provisions carrying out assessments and delivering intervention programs, in Greece, Switzerland and in the UK. Ioanna has been working as an Education Health Care Coordinator in Special Educational Needs Service in London for over 6 years where she was responsible to coordinate the assessments process and issue the final statements of SEN (Education Health and Care Plans). At Mediterranean College, Ioanna leads the placement module of the postgraduate programme MA Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Dr. Mirisidis John
John Mirisidis Ioannis received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2001 and his Ph.D. in the field of Coated Tools Wear Cutting Performance in 2006. He has been Scientific Collaborator at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001-2015) and researcher for the Fraunhofer Project Center for Coatings in Manufacturing, in Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (2008-2015). Since 2007 he has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Western Macedonia. Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-2011). Since 2012, he is Assistant Professor in PPC position “Materials Manufacturing Processing for Applications in Energy Systems”. He has published 25 scientific papers in International Journals and more than 40 scientific papers in conference proceedings. Also he has participated in several international research projects. His research interests include CNC programming, material characterization and FEM simulations.
Dr. Mitsiou Maria
Dr Mitsiou Maria is an Adapted Physical Educator who graduated from the Department of the of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and also Physical Therapist from the Department of Physiotherapy of Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH). She completed successfully all of the four Greek sign language courses and is also certified in reading and writing Braille. She authored her 1st M.Sc. Thesis from the postgraduate programme «Physical activity and Quality of Life» from the Developmental Medicine and Special Education Laboratory of the DPESS of AUTh, focusing on Psychomotor Therapy. She was awarded her Ph.D. Thesis from the Sports Medicine Laboratory from the DPESS of AUTh with speciality in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Her 2nd M.Sc. is entitled «Medical Research Methodology» from the Department of Medicine of AUTh. In between her Ph.D. studies she received a training fellowship as the Best PhD student from the Research Committee (AUTH). Currently her Postdoctoral research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education. She is active in a) higher education focused on topics of Public Health, Social Care, Sport Science and Innovation b) research where she has participated in research programs and is a Research Associate at Sports Medicine Laboratory of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS, AUTh), at Developmental Medicine and Special Education Laboratory (DPESS, AUTh), and at AHEPA University General Hospital of Thessaloniki, c) technical education in themes related to paramedics d) consulting where she is driven towards research and business proposals about Medical Innovation, Medical and Sport Tourism for higher education institutions and Businesses e) Supportive Counselling and Medical and Sports Journalism. She is a Volunteer First Aid Instructor and Nurse in Red Cross Department of Thessaloniki since 2009. She has a plethora of publications and presentations in international conferences/symposiums. Dr. Maria Mitsiou is the Programme Leader and Accredited Lecturer of the School of Health Professions “BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy” and MPS “Professional Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy” & “Executive Diploma in Sports Management”
Mechanical Engineer (NTUA) specializing in RES / Energy Saving technologies applications with emphasis on the building sector. He engages in the design / implementation of projects in the private sector, and actively participates in the design & implementation of co-financed European research programs (Interreg, MED, EEA Grants, Horizon, etc.) focusing on innovative projects in public buildings and infrastructure. He has implemented over 120 energy inspections. He is a PhD Candidate in Thermal Engineering at the NTUA School of Mechanical Engineering with a view to modeling nZEBs buildings, holds two master's degrees in Energy and Business Administration and has more than 18 publications in international scientific journals and conferences. He speaks English and German. He teaches at the MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Design at the MC School of Engineering.
BA, MA – Psychologist, Psychoanalyst
Archodoula Moraki is a graduate of the department of Early childhood Studies and Psychology at Panteion University (E.K.P.A). she is an MA graduate from the Athenian Medicine department with a specialization in Interconnecting Psychiatry and for the past 5 years she is training at the Athenian Center of Psychoanalytic Studies. She is working privately as a psychologist and at a day center for people with mental retardation and psychiatric disorders and a special therapy center for children. Her research and clinical interests focus on psychoanalysis and in particular the Lacanian field.
Dr. Mylonas Chrysostomos
Chrysostomos Mylonas received his Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering from the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 2013. In 2014 he received a MSc in “Engineering Project Management” from the Civil Engineering department of the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). Since January 2016 he is a PhD candidate at the Civil Engineering department of the Engineering Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). Since March 2018 he is a PhD scholar/ research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Georgia Nasiopoulou holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is specialized in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and in Group Therapy, and she is certified as an Advanced level Schema Therapist and supervisor. Her last training on the Good Enough Parenting program has certified her as a Parenting Facilitator. She has worked for several years as a tutor and an adult educator. Since 2008, she is coordinating parents’ counseling groups for the Institution of Youth and Lifelong Learning. She also works at private practice as a psychologist and a group therapist. She is the Programme Leader of the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as of the Higher National Diploma in Counselling and Psychology, and the Advanced Professional Certificate in Counselling: Theory and Practice, at Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki. She has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. Her research interests are in the area of health psychology, psychopathology, psycholinguistics, cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy and schema therapy.
Elisavet Nikitaki holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Shipping from the University of Piraeus and a Master’s degree in Shipping from the same University. She has worked in Shipping Companies to the Crew Department and to the Legal Department. She has also worked in boat service units. Elisavet has participated in the Ministry of Transport research "Edit & statistical analysis of the gas analysis laboratory test results" in collaboration with the Department of research of the technical Institute of Piraeus. Her academic specialisation is on "Economics and Management in the maritime sector". Over the last six years, she has teaching experience of over 3200 hours at a post-high school education level. She has also attended many seminars on shipping. She holds diplomas in English, Italian, Spanish and Chinese language. Teaches: Transport Policy.
Nikolaidis Sarantis, MSc, cert.MDT, H.OMT-D
Sarantis was born in Athens in 1981. He graduated from the 4th high-school in Kallithea, he studied in the Physiotherapy Department of Charles University with scholarship and received his bachelor degree title as Physiotherapist in 2003. He continued his studies at a Master’s level at the same University, where he was awarded with scholarship, and he specialised in “Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation”. In 2005 he came back to Greece and he was licensed as a physiotherapist after attending two semesters in the A.T.E.I. of Lamia physiotherapy programme. He has attended a number of seminars and courses regarding musculoskeletal rehabilitation (lower limb biomechanics, orthotics construction, myofascial release techniques, upper limb rehabilitation, taping, explain pain). Moreover, he has been certified from the Hellenic Institute of McKenzie therapy (cert.MTD) and the Manual Therapy courses of H.OMT-D. Since 2006 until 2008 he worked in a number of physiotherapy clinics and sport clubs treating patients with musculoskeletal problems and he was a physiotherapy tutor. From 2008 until today, he is the owner of the physical therapy center of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise “Physiogen”. Teaches: “Physiotherapy Management II: Musculoskeletal”, “Physiotherapy Management I: Cardiorespiratory”, “Applied Structure & Function of the Human Body”
Health Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Eirini Oikonomou is a Health Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Eirini graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and completed her MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey. Eirini is chartered psychologist (MBPSs) accredited from the British Psychological Society (BPS). Eirini has worked as a research fellow and a teaching associate at the University of Oxford for four years. She has worked as a psychologist in psychiatric hospitals both in Athens and in the UK. Her research interests are around eating behaviour and improving health services. She has published her research in various scientific journals and has presented her work in international conferences.
Dr. Painesis Grigorios
Grigorios Painesis holds a BSc in Marketing and Communication from Athens University of Economics and Business (2005) and an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research (with Distinction) from University of Warwick (2007). He also holds a PhD in Marketing from Athens University of Economics and Business (Department of Marketing & Communication) with focus on consumer behavior and retail marketing. His research papers have been presented in International Refereed Conferences of established value. He has been awarded with scholarships and awards for consecutive years by the Greek State Scholarship’s Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Since 2009 he teaches Marketing, Data Analysis and Market Research modules in the Technological Educational Institution of Athens (Faculty of Management and Economics, Department of Marketing) and in colleges. His main academic interests lie in the fields of Consumer Research, Marketing Research, Retail Marketing, Sales Promotions and Quantitative Marketing Decision Models. He has conducted marketing research projects for the Greek Youth Institute, the Hellenic Retail Business Association (H.R.B.A.), AbbVie Pharmaceuticals S.A. and Efficient Consumer Response Hellas, while he is Specialist Advisor and Consultant of the Athens Startup Business Incubator (working under the auspices of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry) for the development of entrepreneurial and business skills in the area of marketing. Teaches: Consumer behaviour, Research methods.
Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Lida Palaka is a psychologist, has graduate from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and has a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Psychology (MSc) from the same University. She also has a four-year full-time training in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy by the Institute for Research and Behavioral Therapy, accredited by the European Society of Cognitive Behavioral Studies. She has worked in clinical settings and has gained experience in a wide range of adult psychopathology. She has been trained in psychometric tests and has participated in conferences with oral presentations. She works in private practice as a psychologist providing adult psychotherapy.
Dionysia Panagopoulou is an acknowledged professional in the hospitality industry with deep knowledge of Greek Tourism and specialisation in Hotel Business Administration. She graduated from the Technological Educational Institution of Athens with a B.A. in Business Administration. Then, she specialised in the Hotel Business. She started her career at Capsis S.A. and she has since worked as an executive in well-known hotels corporations, such as Divani Caravel S.A, Grecotel and Athenaeum Intercontinental.
Maria Panidou started her studies at the Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, where she received a degree in Tourism Management and continued with a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Human Resource Management at the University of Macedonia. She has worked in several five star hotels such as Kempinski Hotel Nikopolis Thessaloniki, Porto Sani Village Suites and Asterias Suites of Sani Resort. In recent years she has been working with the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki as a scientific associate. Since October 2016 she is the program Leader of the School of Hospitality , Tourism and Culinary Arts of Mediterranean college of Thessaloniki.
HR Director, PhDc.
PhD candidate at the University of Thessaly in the field of Human Resource Management, holder of an MSc in Business Administration from the Staffordshire University and graduate of the Department of Economics at the University of Ioannina. He has publications in international journals. At the same time, he has worked in the private sector in business consulting, banking and as a consultant for the development and implementation of vocational training programmes. His research interests focus on the areas of modern Human Resource Management practices using Information Systems, Workforce Analytics, Leadership Strategy and Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Ambidexterity and Organisational Diffusion of Knowledge and Organisational Culture.
Stelios Panoutsos has a Diploma/ MEng in Civil Engineering and a MSc Degree in Structural Design and Analysis of Structures, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is an experienced site supervisor engineer and construction project manager. Since 2008 he is an accredited lecturer at Mediterranean College (ATH), teaching in the fields of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, statics and dynamics of structures.
Rania Papadima is an Adjunct Lecturer at Mediterranean College, where she teaches Second Language Acquisition, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). She has also taught at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Dundee. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK and has extensive experience teaching in Higher Education, in addition to teaching English in Primary and Secondary Education. She holds a degree in English Language and Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign / International Language from the Hellenic Open University. She has received further training in Teaching Methodology and Educational Psychology and is currently working towards a PhD at Dublin City University. Her research interests include English Medium Instruction in Higher Education and Irish Literature and Culture.
Papageorgaki Ino, PhD c.
Ino Papageorgaki holds a MEng in Rural & Surveying Engineering and a Master of Science (M.Sc.), in Water Resources: Science and Technology, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She is currently a Ph.D. student at NTUA. Her research and work experience are in spatial information analysis by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, hydrology and natural hazards. She is a collaborator in research projects carried out by the Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources Management at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, N.T.U.A. and since 2010 has also supervised several diploma theses in surveying, hydrology and flood risk. A University of Derby accredited lecturer since 2016 she is the Module Leader for Site Surveying and Flood Risk Management at MC School of Engineering.
Ιoannis Papantoniou received his Diploma/MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and completed a MSc degree in "Materials Science and Technology" at NTUA. Since 2014 he is a PhD candidate in the Manufacturing Technology Division, School of Mechanical Engineering at NTUA. His research interests lie in the area of composite materials and specifically in the development, properties and manufacturing technologies of metal foams (mainly AL). Metal foams have extensive applications in, inter-alia, the automotive, marine and aerospace industries as they combine light weight and high strength and can absorb energy and noise. Mr. Papantoniou has published several peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Senior Project Manager & Consultant
Apostolos Pappas is a Mechanical Engineer with a master's degree at the Cranfield Institute of Technology (U.K.). He has over 29 years of experience as a consultant for major projects in the field of multinational and Greek groups (AKTOR / Mechanical Equipment in Romania, OLYMPIC AIR SERVICES / CEO, THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS / Managing Director / Project Manager Airport Transfer).
Apostolos Peltekis holds a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Cognitive Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University. He is a certified therapist in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Greek Association of Behavioral Research and Therapy in Thessaloniki and a member of the EABCT. He is also a certified adult trainer. Since 2015, he has been working at “Centre of Life”, a non government organization, providing psychological support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Part of his work is to educate the general population, opposing stigmatization, preventing HIV. During the past decade, he is teaching psychology modules at public Vocational Institutes and at Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In the past, he has worked as a facilitator/coordinator of parent’s groups for the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation, the University of Thessaly, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Municipality of Kalamaria, NGO ARSIS and other sectors providing psychosocial services. He has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences.
Dimitris Pervolarakis is a graduate of the School of Civil Engineering at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and holds a MSc degree in structural design and analysis from the same school. He is the owner of a private practice specializing in the design of conventional and special structures and an active member of a private firm for the renovation and expansion of hotels on the Greek islands. His expertise include Structural Analysis and Design Software (ETABS, SAP2000, Robot) and CAD tools (AutoCAD, CADware).
Dr. Pikrammenos Ioannis
Ioannis A. Pikrammenos, Dr. Ing., MBA, has graduated Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology at Patras University, Greece and has acquired his doctorate and his MBA from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has been employed as a lecturer and researcher in ICT for over 15 years, in numerous universities and institutions, summed up to 20 publications and more than 6000 teaching hours (EQF 7-6-5). Pioneering in the area of entrepreneurship cohesion has supervised more than 100 business plans and 1 patent. He has contributed to local, peripheral, national and European bodies as an expert and scientific advisor on ICT, as well as on energy, and on economic growth. He has 20 consecutive years of professional activity as a freelancer.
Plageras Andreas P. PhDc
Computer Scientist, Researcher
Andreas P. Plageras is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Informatics - School of Information Sciences - University of Macedonia in Greece. His main research interests include and are not limited to “Algorithms for Big Data Delivery over the Internet of Things”, “Artificial Intelligence”, and “Big Data Analytics”. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Informatics from the same University. Moreover, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Information Technology, Computer Technology, and Engineering from University of Western Macedonia (Kastoria). He is also a certified Instructor of minors and adult Instructor. Research Interests: Web Design and Development, Web & Mobile Application Development, Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things Technologies and Platforms, Cloud Computing, Big Data Technologies, 3D Graphics Design, Game Development
Counsellor & Health Psychologist
Nektaria Pouli holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Crete, an MSc in Health Psychology from Kings College/ UCL, London, and an MA in Counselling Studies from the University of Durham, UK. She worked as a lecturer in UK Universities & held the post of Research Associate at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. Nektaria has published articles in the fields of health and counselling psychology and she is a Graduate member of British Psychological Society as well as a licensed psychologist under the Greek state
Existential & Systemic Therapist
Poulopoulou Elena is a psychologist graduated from the Department of Psychology, University of Crete and holds a postgraduate degree "Master in Mental Health" for the University of Athens. She is an existential and systemic family psychotherapist. She works as a psychologist in structure and social rehabilitation of the Company of Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (APHCA). She also has a private practice as a psychotherapist conducting individual, group, family and couple sessions.
Dr. Prontzas Panagiotis
Senior Manager at a Global Audit Firm, with a sector focus on the evaluation of investment decisions and strategic management. He was a project management officer, managing mergers & acquisitions at the Public Power Corporation Renewables S.A. and an economic analyst at large private and public sector organizations (Pension Mutual Fund Management Company S.A., Council of the Accounting and Auditing Oversight Board, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Social Security Institute). He has also worked for macroeconomic policy programmes of international organizations (OECD, European Commission) and as a researcher on reform policies for the Academy of Athens. He has studied Economics and he holds an MSc in Finance as well as an MSc in Economic Development and a PhD in Applied Economics. Teaches: Financial Management.
Mechanical Engineer, a graduate of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a PhD candidate also at NTUA, in the Laboratory of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), Section of Thermal Engineering. His doctoral dissertation title is: "Development of a Semi - Empirical Two - Zone Combustion Model for the Estimation of NOx and Soot Emissions in Diesel Engines ». He has published in the Journal “Energy Conversion and Management” and presented in international conferences. Since February 2015 he is a Researcher at the University of Western Attica (former Technological Education Institute of Piraeus) in the ICE Laboratory, Thermal Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Evangelia Psarommati has a cross-cultural working experience within the Management, Marketing and Communication field, specialised in the areas of Tourism, Sports and Culture. She is a University of Athens graduate, department of Physical Education and Sports Science. She holds a Master’s Degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with concentration in Leadership from Virginia Com. University, USA. She has proven professional track record from private and public sector, corporations, institutions and non-governmental organisations in Greece and abroad. Strategic planning and implementation, partnerships and alliances development, stakeholders credibility establishment, fundraising and crisis management are some of the main responsibilities she has undertaken working on a senior level. She has worked with (indicative): Octagon - Events and Sports Marketing (Olympic Sponsorship Consultant), Bespoke (CSR Consultant), Dentsu Promoseven - Sports Marketing Agency, Asia (Sponsorships and Hospitality Consultant), SETE - Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (Public Relations Manager), GNTO - Greek National Tourism Organization (Executive Advisor).
Primary teacher, Drama educator
Katerina Ravnali is a pedagogue, school teacher and drama educator. She holds a bachelor in Primary Education and a bachelor and integrated master in Theatre and Drama Education from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Moreover, she holds a master in Lifelong Learning from University of Macedonia. Currently, she is gaining an advanced professional diploma in Special Education from Aegean University. She has published the above dissertations: ‘Emotional Intelligence in the workplace: Design, implementation and evaluation of an educational program through drama based training methods’ and ‘Personal and social competences development through theatre/drama in education: An educational intervention in a refugee camp’. She has worked for several years as an educator in a refugee camp (NGO Arsis) gaining valuable experience in intercultural education for adults and children. As a teacher and drama educator she has worked in public elementary schools (as a class teacher and in special education), in public and private KDAP (Center for recreational activities for children), in National Theatre of Northern Greece, in the organization and implementation of theatre and recreational activities for children, in summer family resorts and summer children’s camps. Her research interests include education and development of adults and of human resources, development of emotional intelligence and social competencies, theatre/ drama in education, social theatre, ensemble theatre and intercultural education.
Public Health Inspector
Elpida Roussakou is a graduate of the department of Public Hygiene, T.E.I of Athens. In 2016 she completed her studies at the MSc program "Health and Safety in the Workplace" which is organized by the Medical Department of the Democritus University of Thrace in collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Nursing of T.E.I of Athens. Since 2010, she has attended several conferences and since 2016 she has been working as a freelancer and she is the lead scientist of the company Hygioacts.
PhDc. in Ethics
Vana Rozou holds a BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of from the University of Athens and a BA in European Cultural Studies from the Hellenic Open University. She holds a Master of Education and a Master in Ethics (University of Athens) and is a PhD candidate at the same university. She specializes in teaching Greek as a foreign language and intercultural education/minority education (University of Democritus Thrace). Additionally, she has attended specialised courses in Professional Counselling (K.E.A.E.S.), at the Psychology Department of the University of Athens and has published articles in academic and scientific journals and conferences. Research interests: adult education, environmental ethics, intercultural education
Dr. Samaras Ioannis
Dr. Ioannis Samaras was born in 1983 comes and lives in Thessaloniki, has an Accounting Degree, Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southampton in Great Britain and a PhD from the University of Macedonia, department of Applied Informatics. The purpose of the PhD was the International Accounting Standards and Financial Accounting. Regarding his working career/experience, he is co-owner and co-manager of a touristic unit (bungalows) located in the 2nd leg of Halkidiki which has 26 years of operation. Since 2006 he is owner and manager of an Accounting – Taxation office. Since 2008 has been teaching in an undergraduate and postgraduate level at TEI (Technological Educational Institute) of Thessaloniki and Serres as a research associate in the departments of Tourism Administration, Accounting, Marketing and Logistics (Logistics), and also has a remarkable research activity by writing articles for international scientific conferences and for international scientific journals.
Rania Semertzian has studied and worked for seven years in the United States where she earned her MA degree from the Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce, University of KY. She has over 20 years of experience in Communications & Marketing, in both the corporate and non-profit sectors in Greece and abroad. A multicultural professional that has worked in the US, France and Greece and has held upper level managerial positions at multinational corporations and institutions such as Vodafone, Private College, Estee Lauder USA, Kentucky World Trade Center, the Council of State Governments, etc. She is an Executive Trainer in Crisis Management, Communication and Customer Care skills. She is a mentor for startups and an accredited mediator by the Greek Ministry of Justice and by ADR-ODR International. Research interests: Crisis Management, Customer Care Excellence, Team motivation, Negotiations, Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
Alexander Seremelis holds a Master of Science in Shipping from the University of Piraeus & a Degree of Hotel & Tourism Management from Higher Technological Institute of Athens. His academic expertise & area of interest is focusing on Passenger & Cruise Shipping. He has worked in Passenger Shipping Companies & represents in Greece an International Crew Management Company. He has lectured for over 3.000 hours and since 2008 he has been lecturing ‘Management of Shipping Operation’ at Mediterranean College. He is holding Shipping Certifications from German Lloyds & Bureau Veritas & he has participated in educational seminars from the Institute of Continuous Adult Education. Finally he has visited over 200 cities in Europe, Middle East & Asia for Leisure & Business purposes. Teaches: Maritime economics, chartering.
BSc – Integrative Psychotherapist
Iakovos Sianoudis is a certified Integrative Therapist. He holds a BSc in Applied Psychology from the University of Derby, UK. Since 2016 he is a member of the Hellenic Counselling Society and of the BACP (UK). He has completed individual training modules at the Plato Academy, Panteion University of Athens and the Sismanogleio Hospital. In his professional career, he has participated at numerous conferences on topics related to human existence at a relational level, while he is the author of two books on mental health and relational patterns circulated by the publishing house Angelakis. In total, he has published more than 250 signed articles and has given interviews on communication platforms on topics around relations.
Siasos Alexandros, PhD c.
Alexandros Siasos has a Diploma/ MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the same University. Since 2013 he is a Tutor and Module Leader at the School of Engineering, Mediterranean College (ATH), lecturing mainly in the areas of engineering design and manufacturing technology. His research interests lie in the improvement of repeatability and reliability of manufacturing processes, design cost reduction, and the development of textile reinforced composite products. He is an entrepreneur in the field of machine and product design and innovation, the owner of the engineering firm “Siasos R&D Studio”. He is a bicycle enthusiast and a great fan of trial biking.
Siouras Athanasios, PT, MSc
Siouras Athanasios is a graduate Physiotherapist from the School of Health and Welfare, of Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki in 2012. He completed his MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London in 2014. He has worked in private clinics in Volos, Thessaloniki and London with main focus on musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He was the 1st Team Physiotherapist of Niki Volou FC for the 15-16’ season. He has attended numerous seminars in Greece and abroad and has trained in the application of Western acupuncture. He is a former member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and current member of the ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine) .In 2016, he set up a Rehabilitation and Sports Injury centre called '' PeakPhysio '' in Thessaloniki, as a co-owner with Zoi Monogeni
Sirgkanis Aristeidis has a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from A.T.E.I. West Macedonia and his MSc in “ Welding Engineering and Non Destructive Inspection” from A.T.E.I. West Macedonia. He has International Welding Engineering (IWE) Diploma from Welding Greek institute (WGI) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) ,he is certified inspector lvl II on Non Destructive Examination (NDE) according to EN /ASNT ( ΜΤ,PΤ,RT,UT,VI, WI, PHASED ARRAY, ) and he is certified inspector lvl I on Infrared Thermography. He is finishing his second MSc in “ Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Management in Buildings “from A.T.E.I. West Macedonia. He has worked as QA/QC Mechanical Engineer in construction companies such as METKA S.A. , EKME S.A. on construction of power plants and refineries and pressure vessels and equipment’s.in Greece and in other countries From 2012 he is working as Senior Inspector and engineer to HELPE S.A. on the inspection department.
Special Education Teacher
Angeliki Skarlataki – Lecturer at the Undergraduate School of Education, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Mediterranean College. Angeliki Skarlataki holds a MSc in Special Education from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She also earned her BSc degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is an accredited instructor of adult continuing education and has extensive teaching experience in the fields of early education and special education. She is also specialized in Treatment Education of Autistic and Communication handicapped Children (TEACCH). She has worked as special educator in multiple schools and also worked in scientific research teams at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Research interests: ADHD, autism spectrum, mental disability, speech impairments, learning disabilities.
Dr. Sklavounos Nikolaos
Senior Business Consultant
Nikolaos Sklavounos holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. He also earned his BSc and MBA degrees from the University of Macedonia. He is an accredited instructor of adult continuing education and has extensive teaching experience in the fields of business and management. He has worked as International Sales Manager, International Key Account Manager and International Business Development Manager at Adtraxion Systems B.V. (Digital Signage Software – Hardware) in Oud Gastel, The Netherlands. He has also worked in numerous scientific research teams at the University of Macedonia. Research interests: international business, international strategic alliances, international joint ventures, exports and human capital.
Spanidi Katerina, MSc, OMT
Katerina Spanidi is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor, currently owning a private physiotherapy clinic in Athens. Katerina graduated from the Technological Educational Institute (A.T.E.I.) of Patras, department of Physiotherapy in 2009 and following 2 years of professional experience in a variety of physiotherapy fields, she applied for the MSc in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy in the University of Birmingham (UK) from which she graduated in 2013. She has worked in several public and private physiotherapy clinics both in Greece and the UK and her areas of expertise are mainly musculoskeletal pathologies, athletic injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. She is a full member of the HCPC, CSP, MACP, AACP and the Pan-Hellenic Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Teaches: “Physiotherapy Management I: Musculoskeletal”, “Foundation in Human Science”.
Gerasimos Spiliotis is a graduate of European and International Relations of Panteion University and holds a Master’s degree in European Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from Warwick Business School. He has been in the Human Resources sector for the last 17 years. He first started his career as a Human Resources Advisor in Crème dela Crème Human Resources and later he joined Delta Singular as a Human Resources Account Manager. From 2005 until 2010 he worked in KPMG in the People Services Department as an E-recruiting Coordinator. From 2010 to 2015, he assumed the position of Business Development Manager in the biggest e-recruiting site in Greece "Xrisi Efkeria” (xe.gr).From November 2013 until January 2015, he served as a chief editor in “Ergasia” magazine. In 2010, he cofounded “My Future Career”, a company that provides career coaching services. Teaches: Personal Development.
Stavroula Spyropoulou was employed in Hiraclis company since 2005 to 2009, where she has been the coordinator of projects, tools and performance of the Supply Chain. Her main responsibilities included project management in the Logistics Department, mathematical programming tools managing to optimise the total cost of the supply chain, as well as the establishment and monitoring of the key performance indicators (KPI'S) of the department. Previously, she worked at the Deutsche Bank in Germany, and as a consultant at PWC in Switzerland and Greece. She graduated with honors from Business Administration of the University of Piraeus and she holds an Executive MBA from the Athens University of Economics & Business. Teaches: Logistics
Giorgos Stamoulos holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from University of Piraeus and an MSc in Techno-Economical Systems awarded by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He gained a second MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Derby). He has been active in managerial positions while conducting research work in the areas of workplace psychosocial risks and personnel training in large public organizations. He also presents clinical experience focusing mainly on Couple and Divorce Counselling.
Mechanical Engineer, IT & Telecommunications Expert
Konstantinos Stampoulis, received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), has completed the MSc Machine Design in Cranfield University in 1996 as well as the MSc Advanced Computer & Telecommunication Systems in AUTh in 2010. He has worked in the field of maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment, design and production of specialized machine components, energy conservation in buildings and machinery, public works supervision, project management of large scale national projects, various IT projects as well as in the field of adult education as an accredited lecturer. His research interests are focused in Human-machine interaction, industrial automation and industrial planning & product design.
He holds an MA in Information Systems and Programming from the Greek Open University. He graduated from the Physics department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and since 1994 he has a rich teaching experience at various levels of education. His recent research interests are focused on the application of web mining techniques in news portal data. He deals with the writing of educational material in e-learning programs in the field of Web Development and Web Design. He also provides educational support for learners who participate in these programs. During the last year, he publishes articles and he participates in conferences dealing with education and its connection with the labour market.
Artemis Stratopoulou is currently a PhD Candidate in Economics at Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to her doctoral studies, Artemis received an Msc in International Economics and Finance and a BA from the Department of International and European Economic studies at Athens University of Economics and Business. Along with her PhD studies, she is a Teaching Assistant in International Economics and Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. Moreover, she briefly worked as a Research Assistant to the Research Funding Program ARISTEIA II-Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Determinants of Current Account Adjustment: The Case of Greece. Her main research interests lie in the areas of Empirical Macroeconomics and International Economics and Finance.
Maria Stratoura is a Civil Engineer, a graduate of the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and holder of two master’s degrees in “Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures” and in “Materials Science and Technology”, both from NTUA. Her professional experience includes structural design, and construction site supervision and management. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Patras School of Engineering in collaboration with NTUA. Her research interests lie on the experimental investigation of lightweight reinforced concrete structures and aims to improve their structural behaviour and durability. Her research work has been published in academic journals and presented at national and international conferences. Maria Stratoura is a member of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).
Dr. Stylianou Tasos
Computer Scientist, Researcher
Stylianou Tasos received his Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) from the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia (UoM) in Greece. He also holds an MSc from the Department of Applied informatics - “Business informatics” – and an MS in “Economic Science” - Applied Economics and Finance - from the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia. His bachelor degree is in “Applied informatics” from Macedonia University of Thessaloniki. He has many scientific articles published in international journals and he has presented his work at a number of international academic conferences and proceedings. In addition he is a reviewer in international journals and his current and past teaching activity comprises the deliverance of a wide range of teaching modules.
Dr. Stylianoudaki Persefoni
Head of School of Computing
Dr. Persefoni Stylianoudaki is the Head of the School of Computing and Programme Leader of the BSc and MSc Programmes. She has completed her BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Designing Worldwide Interactive Systems in the UK, as well as her PhD in digital games. She has worked for various UK Higher Education Institutions for the last twenty years including Warwick and Open University. Dr Stylianoudaki has taught campus based and distance learning programmes with students based in the UK and across the globe. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and certified Project Manager in Agile and PRINCE2 methodologies. She is/was involved with various UK, European and International projects and collaborations and she is a reviewer of various international conferences as well as a reviewer of a scientific journal. Her research interests include digital games, eLearning combined with educational technologies and tools as well as academic staff development.
Gerasimos Simeonidis is a BSc Business Administration holder from ATEI ATHENS and an MSc Sports Management and the Business of Football from Birkbeck, University of London receiving merit with specialization in football corporate governance. Additionally, he has completed successfully numerous on-line professional and academic certificates. He is member of Hellenic Scientific Association of Sport & Recreation Management (HSASMR), responsible for sponsorship agreements. Creating ad-hoc attractive sponsorship packages for various sports organizations packages as well as conducting detailed research on Sports Sponsorships ROI is his main professionally activity. He is also an associate of Greek Men’s Professionally Volleyball League regarding its commercial development and during the past he was involved in selling media rights for sporting events worldwide.
Andreas Theodorakopoulos holds a BSc in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA from Kingston University. He has been working for more than 20 years in the fields of Education, Communication, Advertising and Media as executive and consultant. He is a member of the Greek Institute of Sales. He has published many articles in journals and newspapers and has participated as speaker in many congresses. Teaches: Marketing, Communications.
George Thomas holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Psychology from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Essex University (Great Britain), respectively. He worked for several years as a psychologist at the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica (PS.H.A.) and 414 SNEN Psychiatric Hospital. He is a trainer in educational seminars cooperating with private and public bodies working in the field of mental health (KYPEKO, KETHI, COSMOANELIXIS). He also works privately as a psychotherapist. Research interests: social psychology, sex and human evolution, drugs and addictions, behavioural compliance and safety.
Dr. Triantafyllaki Angeliki
Programme Leader MA Education (Leadership & Management / TESOL) & ΜΑ Inclusion and SEND
Dr. Angeliki Triantafyllaki is Programme Leader for postgraduate programmes at the School of Education: MA Education (Leadership and Management / TESOL) & ΜΑ Inclusion and SEND. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (PhD, MPhil) and the Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy (BA) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. For the past twelve years she has worked as a researcher and lecturer in Universities in Greece and abroad and has participated in a series of seminars and professional development courses in child psychology, family health, as well as special educational needs, with placements in a range of SEND units in Athens. She has taken part in international and national research programmes and was awarded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and the UK British Academy for her postdoctoral research. Research Interests: Arts in Education, online teaching and learning, inclusive education and differentiated teaching, research methodologies, new technologies, adult education and lifelong learning.
BA, MA, PhDc – Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Marilia Tsachali is a self-employed psychologist, certified in systems counselling and psychotherapy. She holds a BSc in Psychology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and a MSc in Human Resources Management from Athens University of Economics and Business. She is a PhD candidate in the field of Organizational Psychology in Athens University of Economics and Business. Her academic interests focus on employee training, development, and well-being. She has several years of hands on experience in the HR sector. In 2016 she made a career transition to the sector of counselling and psychotherapy. She is a certified member of the Association for Greek Psychologists (SEPS) and specialized in Systemic Psychotherapy. In her private practice, she works with adult individuals, couples, and groups.
Psychologist tutor, Researcher, PhDc.
Evangelia Tserpeli is a BSc (Hons) graduate of the Open University (U.K.). She has a master’s degree (MSc) in Psychological Research Methods awarded by the University of Plymouth (U.K.). She is a PhD student at the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (section of Psychology), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has taken part in European research projects and has presented at national and international conferences. Research interests: family relationships with an emphasis on father role and parenting (parental acceptance-rejection), social justice, implementation/evaluation of evidence-based programs.
Dimitris Tsikerdis has graduated from the Informatics Department of the University of Piraeus and holds a postgraduate degree in Advanced Information Systems with Specialization in Decision Support Systems from the same university. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Techno – Economic Systems (MBA) from the National Technical University of Athens. He has worked in the private sector as Business Analyst/Programmer in Document/Content Management Systems (DMS/CMS) and Business Process Management Systems (BPM). At the same time he was an active certified trainer in Vocational Education with specialization in Databases and Programming Languages. Presently he works as an Information Systems Administrator in an Institution supervised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity.
Christina Tsiligkiri is general director and curator of the amateur Olympiacos, with extensive experience in sports management, marketing, public relations and organisation of major sporting events. She has a Master in Sports Management from the University of Peloponnese. Teaches: sports marketing.
A Mechanical engineer with more than four years of industrial experience on technically challenging projects, is a member of the Machine Design Laboratory at NTUA where he is currently completing his doctoral dissertation. He has worked in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control team and Superconductive Busbar team of the Large Magnets Facility at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva. His work involves the analysis and design of industrial products, power transmission systems and infrastructure. He has extensive knowledge of structural, fluid-thermal, and dynamic-vibration engineering. He teaches at the MSc and MEng(HONS) programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Design at Mediterranean College.
IT Specialist at General Hospital Of Athens "G. Gennimatas"
Nikolaos Tsolis is a graduate from the Computing School, Greek Open University (2006). He holds an MSc in Health Management, from the Greek Open University and his thesis was on «Relating computing attitude with computing systems development: The case of the General Hospital of Athens “Georgios Gennimatas” (2013)» He is a PhD candidate in the Computing Department of University of Piraeus researching on Digital Health. He has many years of professional experience in the area of Health, as he has taken over very important responsibilities during his career in Computing Project Management in Health. Since January 2015, he holds a position as an executive in Managing Digital Health Services, Department of Digital Health Services, Ministry of Health. Since 2011, he is also responsible for protecting personal data in Integrated Computing Systems in Health. Mr. Tsolis has also been a Consultant to the undersecretary of Minister of Health in Matters of Computing Technology, Telecommunications & Internet (June 2014-January 2015) and a co-operator of the Minister of Health in Matters of Computing Technology, Telecommunications & Internet (September 2013-June 2014). He speaks English & French. Teaches: Quality in Health.
Psychologist – Criminologist
Olga Tzouramani is a Psychologist-Criminologist, holding an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, an MSc in Criminology, and is a Ph.D(c) in the school of Criminology at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). She has teaching experience at the University of Nicosia, on the subject “Sexual and Violent Crimes” as part of the curriculum for the MSc program in Criminology. She has also practical experience with substance abusing individuals at a rehabilitation center as well as with patients who had experienced different types of traumas, such as sexual abuse.
Chrysopigi is an economist and marketing consultant. She has gained her Bachelor degree in Economics and her MBA degree from the University of Macedonia She practices, teach & speak about marketing, digital marketing & business. She is also a multilingual marketing manager, experienced in B2C & B2B marketing. Having worked with global automotive brands, she knows exactly how to align marketing activities with strategy.
Dr. Vasilopoulou Maroula
Dr. Maroula Vasilopoulou was born in 1984 in Athens. In 2011 she completed her Master degree at Biology of Exercise in Department of Physical Education and Sports Science with specialisation in Ergophysiology, while in 2016 she completed her PhD studies at the same department with excellent grade. Her professional career began in 2006 as Clinical Exercise Physiologist in pulmonary rehabilitation programmes for patients with chronic diseases. She has participated in several clinical research studies in patients with chronic diseases and athletes. She also has publications in international journals in the field of Ergophysiology, pulmonary rehabilitation, tele-rehabilitation and chronic care as well as numerous presentations in international conferences, where she has been awarded. Teaches: “Physiotherapy Management I&II: Cardiorespiratory theme”.
Dr. Velentza Elisavet
Sports Scientist, former Track athlete
A former professional athlete in 100 meters hurdles for more than 12 years, coaching more than 10 year athletes from various ages in Track and Field, studied at the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Sport and Exercise Science, completed 3 MSc in Sport Science, Prevention and Rehabilitation, Training Diagnosis and Intervention and Sport Psychology together with her 4 years’ PhD experience (e.g. PhD, Title: A retrospective analysis of talent selection and progression within England’s Rugby Football Union Elite Player Performance Pathway) within England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) Elite Player Performance Pathway (EPPP); brought her into contact with many high-performance athletes and coaches. Founder of the TIDDev where aims to identify and orientate talented children to a group of sports and supports their long-term developmental process. Elisavet Velentza is a goal-oriented and motivating sport scientist with holistic knowledge and understanding of the multifaceted aspects of talent identification and development; and how training process, injury prevention and sport psychology are coexisted and interact with each other. Research Interests: Talent Orientation, Talent Identification, Talent Development, Adaptability and Trainability of youth athletes.
Mr. Vasilis Vogkas has completed his BSc in Information Systems in the Computer Science of University of Calabria in Italy at 1997 and continued for his second undergraduate title BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in University of Glamorgan in the U.K at 2000. He continued with scholarship his MSc in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems in Trinity College of Dublin in Ireland in which he completed in 2001. After that he continued with one more Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in the University of Glamorgan which he completed in 2002. He has worked in INTEL Corporation as a Network Engineer and other IT companies in the area. Currently he is working as a Technical Manager in JinxSoft Company which specializes in programming applications and games for Smartphones. He has participated in various Research projects, funded by the European Union, at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). His research interests include programming of computer applications and mobile devices as well Relational Database Administration.
Dr. Vrasida Maria
Holder of a PhD in Coastal Cities Development for Tourism from the University of Thessaly, an MA in Town and Regional Planning and a Degree in Architecture from the University of Liverpool. The spatial aspect in the development of tourism and the integrated tourism and cultural development planning are major research interests. She has published several original research papers and has participated in international conferences. She has worked as a lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate courses teaching destination planning, tourism development and tourism and heritage management at Greek Universities and Technical Education Institutes. She has participated in the teams formulating strategic development and management plans for tourism for a number of destinations (Magnesia, Venice, Lebanon etc.).
Manos Yannoulakis has studied hospitality and tourism at the Higher Hotel Institute in Cyprus and the University of Luton. Since 2001 he has worked in different hotels in Greece in different departments and managerial positions (Grand Resort Lagonisi, King George Palace, Porto Rio Hotel and Casino, Civitel Hotels and Resorts et al.) He is a member of the American Hotel and Motel Association and the Dratte. Teaches: Food and Beverage management.
Menelaos Zafiridis is a graduate of the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specializing in Aeronautics and Engines. He holds an MSc degree in Powertrain Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, France. His scientific interests and activities are mainly focused on exhaust after- treatment technologies of internal combustion engines.
Mr. Zafiriou Pantelis has thirty years of international experience in the field of tourism and related education. After a long career in Hospitality, Tourism, Conferences and Events in the United States of America, he began his academic career by teaching Hospitality and Tourism professions at the Clark County Skills Center in collaboration with Clark College in Washington State (2002-2006) He returned to Greece in 2007 where he served as Course Tutor for the Event and Convention Management program, as well as a Lecturer in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Alpine Center and City Unity College. In 2014 he started working with the SWISSAM Hospitality Business School in St. Petersburg, Russia, as Lecturer in Postgraduate Programs and Head of Education until August 2016 His collaboration with the Μediterranean College began in February 2018.