Dr Papageorgiou holds a BA in Psychology from the American College in Greece, an MSc in Health Psychology from City University London and a PhD in Psychiatry from UCL London University.
She is currently holding a number of teaching, research and administrative roles in MBBS4, MD6 and MScFM. Previously Dr Papageorgiou was a lecturer at the University of East Anglia (2003-2011), a part-time research fellow at UCL (2000-2003) and a part-time lecturer at Birkbeck College (2000-2003).
Her research covers the areas of clinical communication, medical education, health psychology (how to motivate people to engage in health behaviours and maintain behaviour change) and advance statements of people who can no longer make decisions in medicine and psychiatry. Her research work has been published in international conference proceedings and refereed academic journals, plus books and book chapters.
He subsequently joined the faculty of the University of Nicosia Medical School, where he is now an Associate Professor. He also holds an honorary appointment with St George’s, University of London. He currently is the Academic Lead for Assessment for the Masters in Family Medicine Programme and also for the Medical Doctor Programme. He is also the Lead for the Research and Critical Appraisal Skills Curriculum subtheme of the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School.
His main research focus lies in developing an understanding of noninvasively-measured brain signals in the human (such as MEG/EEG) in terms of the physiology of the underlying network. Areas of particular interest involve the network generation of ongoing brain rhythms and their role in cortical function (particularly in visual perception) and dysfunction (epilepsy). He has studied gamma rhythms in human MEG and EEG and monkey unit activity and LFP in terms of their relationship to stimulus parameters, visual perception and evoked responses with the ultimate aim to use gamma rhythms as a vehicle to bridge the gap between human brain signals and neurophysiology in the animal. To this end he uses a combination of theoretical modelling approaches such as networks of coupled oscillators, neuronal network models and advanced time series analysis. His research has been published in high ranking Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology journals such as Human Brain Mapping, NeuroImage, and Clinical Neurophysiology among others. He has participated in and has received funding from the Human Brain Project.
Dr Antoniou obtained a BSc (Honors) in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, which was funded by the Cyprus-America Scholarship Program of the Fulbright Commission Cyprus. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the lab of Prof. Leslie W.-M. Fung at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded a Paaren fellowship as the top student specializing in Biochemistry.
Dr Antoniou worked as a post-doctoral scholar and research lab manager in the lab of Prof Tobin Sosnick, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. From 2012-2014, she worked at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics as a Post-doctoral Fellow and at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine as a Research Faculty Associate. From 2013-2015 she held the position of Visiting Lecturer in the department of Life and Health Sciences at the University of Nicosia.
Dr Antoniou’s research interests lie in the field of protein biochemistry and biophysics. Amongst others, her work includes the structural investigations of -spectrin upon binding -spectrin and the understanding of the structural changes of the phototropin LOV2 domain upon light excitation.
She worked as a Post-doctoral research fellow at St George’s, University of London and the University of Cyprus. Dr Constantinou is a Fulbright Scholar (1993-1997) and has also been awarded scholarships from the A. G. Leventis Foundation (2001-2002), the Cancer Prevention Research Trust (2001-2004), the Overseas Research Awards Scheme (ORS) (2002-2004) and the Wellcome Trust (Value in People Award, 2005-2006). She has also received funding from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. Dr Constantinou was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus and Frederick University (2009-2010).
In September 2010 Dr Constantinou joined the University of Nicosia as an Associate Professor in the Department of Life and Health Sciences and a Director of the Research & Innovation Office of the University of Nicosia (2010-2011). Dr Constantinou joined the University of Nicosia Medical School in 2011 and is currently the Programme Director of the MD Programme. Her research focuses on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms/ signaling pathways that lead to the induction of apoptosis with a particular interest on the tumor suppressor protein p53. She is also interested in the development on natural and synthetic derivatives for chemopreventive/ chemotherapeutic therapies and has a special interest on vitamin E. Her research work has been published in refereed academic journals and international conference proceedings.
Dr Constantinou is the Medical Sociology Lead for MD6 and MBBS4, SSC and Projects Lead for MBBS4, and the Lead for Primary Care Research Projects for the MSc in Family Medicine. He has published in the area of illness experience and teaching medical sociology, and he is the author of the book “Applied Sociology of Health and Illness: a problem-based learning approach”.
His research interests are: illness experience, illness narratives, organ donation and transplantation, and teaching medical sociology
Dr Moissidou is a biological anthropologist. She holds a BA in History from the American College in Greece, an MSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Manchester.
She was a Postdoc Research Associate at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Department of Histology. She is specialized in the histological study of ancient mummified tissue and she is also a trained Crime Scene Investigator. She participated in many research projects, including the development of histochemical techniques for the detection of senescent cells in cancerous tissues (in collaboration with Democritus Institute, Athens), and anthropological examination of human remains for the Missing Persons Committee in Cyprus (UN bi-communal project).
She currently runs two research projects on ancient mummies, one in collaboration with the University of Madrid Medical School, Department of Forensic Medicine, and the second one with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, the Anthropological Museum. The purpose is the histological examination of mummified tissue for possible pathologies, as well as the creation of a protocol database for similar anthropological studies.
His fields of research are predominantly Neurooncology, Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases and other areas of Neuroscience. However, he has also published in various other areas of General Pathology. He has co-authored 23 original Research Articles (Pubmed; 2016) and he is a Reviewer in several International Peer Reviewed Journals such as “Cancer Growth and Metastasis”, “Clinical Anatomy”, “Clinical Medicine Insights: Pathology”, “European Journal of Dermatology”, “Hippokratia”, “Human Pathology”, “Journal of Central Nervous System Disease”, “Journal of Experimental Neuroscience”, Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine” and “Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry”. Furthermore, he is Co-author of the Chapters “Concise Interpretation of useful Data in the Histological Diagnosis of Malignant CNS-Neoplasms” and “CNS-Neoplasms in Adults: Diagnostic Algorithms, Histochemical, Immunohistochemical and Molecular Markers”, in the Book “Guidelines for the Histological Diagnosis of Malignant Neoplasms”, published by the Hellenic Society of Pathology. In addition, he published together with Prof Elmar Kirches the Chapter “PTTG (Securin) as Cancer Biomarker” in the Book “Biomarkers in Cancer” (Springer Publishers; 2015). Dr Kanakis is the editor of the book “Pituitary Adenoma: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Options” (Nova Science Publishers; 2016).
He trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Charing Cross Hospital London, Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, Hammersmith Hospital London and Manchester Royal Infirmary among others and he served as consultant in Nephrology at King’s College Hospital London. He repatriated to Cyprus and led the department of Nephrology at Larnaca General Hospital for many years, which he developed from a small satellite unit to a fully autonomous and busy department. He now works at the Aretaeion Hospital in Nicosia, where he served for some years as chairman of the board.
Since 2011 he has worked for the launch and successful delivery of the St George’s University of London medical programme delivered by the University of Nicosia Medical School, in which the Aretaeion Hospital has played a significant part. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Nicosia Medical School and holds an honorary appointment with St George’s, University of London.
Over the years, he published original research on aluminum encephalopathy, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, low molecular weight heparin (his doctorate subject), erythropoietin and other topics. His clinical interests include the management of resistant hypertension, the cardiorenal syndrome, the preservation of renal function in diabetic and non-diabetic chronic renal failure, immunosuppression in glomerulonephritis (including lupus and vasculitis) as well as the management of patients under intensive care, amongst others.
Dr Julia Hynes is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia Medical School and holds an honorary appointment with St George’s Medical School, University of London. She was awarded a BA Joint Honours in Scholastic Philosophy and Irish in 2002, an MA in Irish and Celtic Studies in 2004, a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ethics in Medicine and Education) in 2008 at The Queen’s University of Belfast, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education at St George’s, University of London in 2015. She is the lead for Medical Ethics and Law both for the St George’s MBBS 4-year programme delivered in Cyprus and for the MD 6-year programme at the University of Nicosia Medical School and is SSC and Projects lead for the MBBS 4 programme.
Dr Hynes has over 12 years of experience, working, researching, and teaching in the area of Clinical and Medical Ethics. This experience includes providing ethical advice, in the capacity of honorary Clinical Ethicist (2010-2012) and as a member of Clinical Ethics Committees, to clinical staff in hospital and hospice settings in Belfast, both in emergency and in non-urgent situations (2009-2012). In addition to Clinical Ethics her research interests include: the professional and moral development of the student within modern medical curricula, prudence and clinical decision-making, and the place of resilience and moral courage in the character of the medical student and qualified doctor.
Before taking up her current appointment in 2012, Dr Hynes taught ethics and other philosophical disciplines at The Queen’s University of Belfast, St Malachy’s Seminary, Belfast, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth, The Priory Institute, Dublin and Maryvale Institute, Birmingham. She is the author of several peer-reviewed publications and is currently a member of the Research Ethics Committee at the University of Nicosia. She is also an expert advisor for the National Bioethics Committee in Cyprus and has recently been appointed as Accreditation Panel Assessor for undergraduate medical education at the Medical Council in Ireland.
She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English Literature from NYU (New York University) and graduate degrees in Applied Educational Psychology and Child Play Therapy from NYU and the Martha K. Selig Educational Institute at the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services in NY. Presently, she is working on her PhD in Clinical Communications Skills.
Maria Perdikogianni has a total of 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, working with adults, children and families in a variety of settings. Previously she taught at Intercollege in Larnaca (2002-2004) and at the University of Nicosia (2007-2012).
Her research interests include clinical communications skills, health issues (ie, smoking and other drug abuse), child abuse, child and women trafficking, children’s emotional and social well-being, and psychotherapy.
He is a member of International Scientific Societies and a recipient of several awards for his scientific work. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals and chapters in books, which address a wide variety of clinical and basic research issues, related to Paediatric Endocrinology. He has been actively participating in numerous international meetings and he is a reviewer of several international medical journals.
His research area is focused on: Endocrinopathies in Thalassaemia, Genetics of Endocrine disorders, Disorders of sexual development, Epidemiology of Congenital Hypothyroidism, and Diabetes Mellitus type 1. He successfully supported his PhD thesis on the spectrum of molecular defects in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in the island of Cyprus.
She is also a PhD candidate at the Department of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology and is currently in the write up phase of her dissertation titled “The Epidemiology of vitamin D status in adolescents in Cyprus and its relation to the prevalence of asthma, allergic diseases, abnormal lung function and atopy”. She is also a certified lactation consultant and is a founding member of the Cyprus Breastfeeding Association “Gift for Life”.
She has recently been appointed a Member of the Bioethics Committee for Biomedical Research (Cyprus Ministry of Health). Her research interests include the environmental determinants of respiratory and allergic diseases in children (including vitamin D) and the association of early life exposures with the development of chronic diseases in adult life. Her research work has been published in peer review journals and has been presented in European and International conferences.
She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Cyprus International Institute of Management, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education from St George’s University of London. Dr Nicolaou is currently the Pharmacology Lead and the Chief Examiner (first and second year) for the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School. Previously Dr Nicolaou was a R&D scientist in Remedica Ltd. Her research work has been published in international conference proceedings and refereed academic journals.
Professor Karayiannis joined the University of Nicosia in September 2013, having previously worked at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Liverpool University (1976-1981), Department of Medicine, Royal Free Hospital Medical School (1981-1987), Department of Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (1987-1995) and the Hepatology Section, St Mary’s Campus, Imperial College London (1995-1012).
He is currently Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Module convenor for Life Protection for both CS and T years and Academic Lead for the Investigation of Disease element (IoD) of T year for the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia. In addition, he is Phase I lead responsible for the first 3 years of the MD6 program. Over the years he has taught both under-graduate (MBBS) and post-graduate (MSc) students, and supervised numerous PhD students.
His research interests are concerned with the hepatitis viruses, predominantly B and C (HBV, HCV) and include the study of the mechanisms that favour viral persistence and evasion of the immune response during chronic infection, the effect of HBV variants arising during the natural history of the infection on long term disease outcome and those arising as a result of human intervention, through vaccination or antiviral treatment, as well as new approaches to treatment. Other research interests include studies on the basic molecular biology of both HBV and HCV, the role of various viral proteins in the replication of the viruses, possible interference with cellular biosynthetic or defence pathways, as well as their role in hepatocarcinogenesis. More recently, his research work has concentrated on the role of genomic HCV mutations that have been identified in isolates from immune privileged sites such as peripheral blood mononuclear cells and brain tissue, and the effect of such mutations on the replication capacity of infectious clones of the virus. He is European Editor for the Journal of Viral Hepatitis and on the editorial board of a number of other journals. He has authored well over 215 original papers and reviews in peer reviewed journals and books.
Peter McCrorie also works on a consultancy basis for the General Medical Council. Until 2016, he was a trainer and Lay Assessor for the GMC Performance Procedures and a member of the Training Team for the National Clinical Assessment Service. He has been involved in the Quality Assurance of 8 UK Medical Schools on behalf of the GMC and has been Team Leader for two of these, including The University of Newcastle MBBS programme in Malaysia.
He has been involved in the training of general practitioners and other clinicians at a postgraduate level in Russia, Romania, Macedonia and Brunei. He led a St George’s team working with the Universiti Brunei Darussalam to establish a 3 year Bachelor in Health Science degree, which formed the basis for entry to the clinical courses run by specific partner medical schools in the UK, Australia and Canada.
He has worked in collaboration with universities in Australia, Japan, Ireland, Cyprus, Portugal, Malta and Italy. He has been part of a team from the Australian Medical Council validating the University of Queensland’s medical programmes in Australia, Brunei and New Orleans. He has also worked as an educational consultant for The Belgian Red Cross HIV/AIDS relief programme in Libya.
His interests lie in curriculum development, assessment, graduate entry, self-directed and problem based learning, community oriented medical education, interprofessional learning and staff development. He has published widely in the field of medical education.
At the University of Nicosia he taught chemistry to Pre-Medical students (1999-2007), to B.Sc. Human Biology students (2005-2014), and to MD6 medical students (2014-2015). He holds a PGCert in Higher Education from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK, since 2011. He served as Coordinator of the Pre-Medical programme (2002-2011), as Head of the Department of Life & Health Sciences (2002-2008), and as Associate Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering (2011-2014). In 2011 he coordinated the establishment of a franchised undergraduate programme in Pharmacy in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire, and held the positions of Programme Tutor (2011) and Admissions Link Tutor (2012-2013) for the programme. During 2012-2014 he served as an elected member of the University of Nicosia Senate, and has been a member of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee since its establishment in 2003. He has also served on the University of Nicosia Research Committee, the School of Sciences and Engineering Curriculum Committee, and on numerous Faculty Ranking and Faculty Evaluation Committees. He is the creator and coordinator of the University of Nicosia MCAT Preparation Course that runs yearly during the summer.
His research interests include chemical physics, diatomic molecular spectroscopy, computational chemistry, human nutrition and health, and atmospheric science. He has participated actively in funded research projects and his research work has been published in peer reviewed academic journals and presented at international conferences.
Dr Stelios Georgiades is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nicosia Medical School. He holds a BSc in Biological Sciences, University College London, a BA in Psychology, Middlesex University, an MSc in Clinical Psychology University of London and a PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey.Dr Georgiades worked at hospitals and universities in the UK for a number of years. He held positions such as Research Assistant, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer of Psychology. Since he returned to Cyprus in 2001 he has been working as a Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist in a private practice in Nicosia. At the same time, he joined Intercollege, Nicosia as part-time Lecturer in Psychology. In 2013 he was appointed Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology as well as the Coordinator of the MSc Programme in Clinical Psychology. This appointment lasted until summer 2016 just before becoming a full-time faculty member of the University of Nicosia Medical School.
He is a member of many professional organisations in Cyprus and abroad. He has been heavily involved in research and has contributed in journal publications, conference abstracts, monographs and manual writing (EUTOPA).
She is currently leading the CS, T year Clinical Communications skills, Interprofessional Learning CS and T year Lead and the CS and T year Community Visits Lead for the St George’s, University of London medical programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School. She is also the National Delegate on behalf of Cyprus at the European Health Psychology Society and she was the Chair of the Organizing Committee for the Annual European Health Psychology Conference held in Sept 2015 in Limassol Cyprus with great success.
Previously, Dr Kalavana was a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Health of the Cyprus University of Technology (2007-2012) and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Psychology University of Cyprus (2012-2013). As a Fulbright Scholar she was trained on Self-regulation at the Department of Psychology at the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and at the Wellness Institute of the Memorial Hospital of the Northwestern University in Chicago, US.
She has been awarded two research grants from Republic of Cyprus and EU Regional Development funds (300.000 euros). Her research interests include self-regulation skills in Medical Environment, Clinical Communication, patient – doctor relation, adolescents’ self-regulation and health risk behaviors, motivation and self-regulation skills for changing behaviours and mindfulness and health. Her research work has been published in international conference proceedings, refereed academic journals, and book chapters.
Panayiotis Economou is the Founder, CEO and Surgeon of Saint Anastasios Clinic / Centre for Laparoscopic Operations and General Surgery Ltd. He is Ex-President of the Cyprus Surgical Society. Panayiotis Economou joined the University of Nicosia Medical School in 2011 and teaches anatomy and surgery. He is also T-year surgical block Lead. His interests include medical education, medical computing, computer programming and engineering.
His research earned him a European patent 2010 EP2171310, PCT/WIPO WO2009/003426 and a US Patent Application Publication 2010 US2010275712.
In 1998 she was appointed to a Consultant Paediatric Neurology post at the Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust (Alder Hey Hospital) and in Jan 2004 was appointed to the post of Consultant Paediatric Neurologist / Epileptologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College Hospital, (UCL), London, UK.
In Sept 2007 she returned to Cyprus, whereby she acted as a co-founder and director of the Cyprus Paediatric Neurology Institute, (CPNI) in Nicosia. She holds a contract with the Ministry of Health in Cyprus, has an affiliation with the Makarios Hospital, Nicosia and she has a visiting scientist status at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). She currently heads the Paediatric Neurology Unit of the Neuroscience Department at the American Heart Institute, Nicosia.Dr. Nicolaides is involved in several research projects is well published and has presented her work in the UK, Europe and Cyprus.