Department of Psychology
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|Having completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Cyprus and an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Southampton, she decided to move onto doctoral studies in the field of Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus. Her research interests combine both health and clinical psychology research areas. She worked as a research assistant in a range of different research projects during the course of her studies, including areas such as anxiety disorders, psychosocial factors that influence asthma control and an online intervention directed to cancer-related fatigue. At the moment, she is interested in examining the psychophysiological mechanisms of severe health anxiety. She is also currently working on a mediating model examining the associations between alexithymia, experiential avoidance and psychological functioning and she assists with a range of other psychophysiological studies. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and yoga classes; reading novels; and meeting friends. She is also volunteering in the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family and in the Limassol Volunteer Board on an occasional basis.
Leonidou, C., Panayiotou, G., Theodorou, M., & Constantinou, E. (2013). Relating alexithymia to somatic complaints: The mediating role of experiential avoidance – Poster presented in the Annual Conference of the Centre of Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Leonidou, C., Yardley, & Foster, C. (2012). A qualitative study on cancer survivors' views about the social support components of an internet based intervention directed to cancer-related fatigue – Poster presented in Postgraduate Psychology Conference, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Leonidou, C., Georgiou, D., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2011). The relation of exercise to stress and quality of life –Poster preparation for the European Health Psychology Society in Crete.
Karekla, Μ., Pilipenko, Ν., Stavrinaki, Μ., Hanna, Ε., Siakou, Ε., Leonidou, C., & Feldman, J. (2011). Greek Language Validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-Poster presented in the European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Leonidou, C., & Karekla, M. (2011). Does self-disclosure in the work environment affect anxiety levels in asthma patients? – Oral presentation in the Day Seminar: Psychosocial factors that influence asthma control: A cross-cultural study, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus.
|Dora Georgiou is a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus, where she also received her Master's degree in Social & Developmental Psychology. She obtained a BA in Sociology & Psychology from Roosevelt University in the United States. Her research interests are in the areas of gender, sexuality, relationships and emotion which she studies from the approach of social neuropsychology. Dora is currently working on her dissertation about the effects of the reduction of Intergroup Anxiety on the Contact Hypothesis.|
Studied psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Earned a master's degree in addictions from Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London (MSc in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction. During her MSc she gained clinical experience with drug addicts as part of her practicum. At the present, she is a Ph.D. student at Clinical Psychology program at University of Cyprus. Her research interests focused on attentional biases and psychophysiology in anxiety disorders, especially in social anxiety, social anxiety and smoking, alexithymia and treatment outcome in drug addicts, alexithymia and emotion, group interventions with individuals presenting work-stress.
Profile : Marios Theodorou graduated with a Degree in Psychology in 2010 from the University of Cyprus . He received a MSc in 2011 from Leiden University in track Clinical Psychology. Since September 2011, he is a student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Cyprus. From September 2012 until December 2013 he has worked as a part time special scientist at the Centre for Applied Neuroscience (CAN) at the University of Cyprus.
Christiana Theodorou completed her bachelor studies at the University of Cyprus in 2012 and a Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods at Lancaster University in UK in 2013. Now she is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus. Her research interests are mainly in the field of clinical psychology and especially focuses on emotional and cognitive deficits. During undergraduate studies she carried out psychophysiological measurements during experiments with individuals who suffered from anxiety disorders, narcissistic personality and self-esteem problems. In her postgraduate studies she worked in the areas of personality and depressive and hypo/manic mood. Now, in her doctoral studies, she is working as a research assistant in areas relevant to anxiety disorder using virtual reality and psychophysiological measurements. Furthermore, she is interested in examining the emotion regulation in bipolar disorder using psychophysiological measurements. She is a member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Moreover, she is a volunteer in the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family and also, in the Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council, where she works as a researcher in the field of over-prescribing and synthetic drugs.