Dr. Georgia Panayiotou
Georgia Panayiotou is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from New College of Florida, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University, Indiana. She completed her Doctoral Clinical Internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and was assistant professor at Mississippi State University before her return to Cyprus. Her primary research interests are in the domain of emotions and emotional processes in psychopathology and their interaction with cognitive processes. She studies primarily anxiety disorders, alexithymia, antisocial disorders and addictions, with the use of both self-report and psychophysiological methods. She is interested in how people experience, process and regulate their emotions and how this is related to mental health and wellbeing. In addition to examining basic processes involved in the etiology and maintenance of these disorders, she has conducted, with her students, several RCTs on preventive and therapeutic interventions for young people, which focus on various aspects of emotion dysregulation. She has co-ordinated or was co-PI on multiple nationally and internationally funded projects (including a Marie-Curie ETN, grant, an Erasmus Plus grant and others) and is a founding member of the Center for Applied Neurosciences at the University of Cyprus. She is Chair of the Board of the University Mental Health Center and the Cyprus Cancer Research Institute and has been appointed by the Government on several national boards. She sits on editorial boards of several international journals. She has served as Chair of the Department of Psychology and elected member of the University of Cyprus Senate. She is the author of 2 books, over 60 journal articles and several book chapters. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, served several terms as vice-chair of the Cyprus Psychologists Association and Cyprus Professional Psychology Licensing Board. She has supervised 9 completed and 4 ongoing PhDs and numerous MA theses.