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Work Experience


10/02 – Present: Founder and CEO of EDO the Hellenic Bipolar Organisation
10/02 – Present: Founder and CEO of
10/02- 05/2010 Research Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Worked as a research psychologist on the following Trials/studies:
  • 2007 – May 2010: Attachment styles in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder (PIs: Professor Dinesh Bhugra / Prof. Tom Craig)
  • 2005 – May 2010: Electronic Monitoring of Symptom Variability in Bipolar Disorder (PI: Dr. Yanni Malliaris)
  • 2004/2005: Rumination Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Residual Depression (RCT) (PIs: Dr Ed Watkins / Prof. Scott)
  • 2002/2003: Inpatient evaluation of Combined Treatment in the Affective Disorders Unit (PI: Dr Anthony Cleare)
  • 2002/2003: Cognitive Behavior Therapy vs. Interpersonal Therapy for unipolar Depression (pilot) (PI: Dr Dominic Lam)
  • 10/00- 06/02: National Military Service, Centre of Aviation Medicine, 251 GNA Hospital, Greek Air force
  • 09/1999- 08/00: Honorary Research Assistant (Professor Chris Brewin), University College London
  • 1997-1998: Behaviour Therapist Trainee, Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE), UCLA


Lecturer for:

2010 – Present – Bipolar Masterclass, Bipolar disorder Simplified, and Bipolar Master Thesis (EDO the Hellenic Bipolar Organisation and

2008 – 2010 – Cultural Psychiatry (undergraduate option module for 3rd year medical trainees at King’s college)

2008 – 2009 – Movies and Madness (undergraduate option module for 3rd year medical trainees at King’s college)

2007-2008 – Diagnosis, Assessment, Phenomenology, and Psychological models of Bipolar Disorder (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry)

2007-2008 – Diagnostic Interviews and Questionnaires in Mental health (MSc in Mental Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry)

Other Academic Activities

Journal Reviewer for:

1. International Review of Psychiatry (Editor: Professor Dinesh Bhugra)

2. Behaviour Research and Therapy (Editor: Professor Paul Salkovskis)


• 8 years experience of clinical and research experience with patients with unipolar and bipolar disorders.

• 4 years of teaching experience at postgraduate level (bipolar disorders, abnormal psychology, research methods in mental health, behaviour modification, cultural psychiatry)

• primary research interest in the psychosocial and clinical factors of relapse in mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorder; behavioral therapies, measurement of symptoms, mental health informatics.

• secondary research interest in mood spectrum disorders, borderline and psychopathic personality

• semi-structured clinical diagnostic and symptom severity assessments (SCID I & II, SCAN, HAMD/YMRS, formally trained in official SCAN centre by Dr Bhruga and his team).

• life-charting methodologies (NIMH-LCM / LIFE) for tracking the course of psychiatric disorders.

• semi-structured psychosocial assessments (Brown ’s Life events interview LEDS, trained with Dr. Dominic Lam / Dr. Tirril Haris and Childhood experience of Care and Abuse Interview CECA, trained with Dr. Tirril Haris).

• good working knowledge of SPSS/ACCESS/Excel/Web design/PDA applications.

• Trained in Behaviour Modification Therapy for autism (Lovaas ABA method, trained with Professor Ivar Lovaas, UCLA 1997/98) and mood disorders.

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