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According to the Greek Law 4610/2019, as of 7 May 2019, the National School of Public Health has been merged with the University of West Attica (UniWA) and operates as the Department of Public Health Policy.

The Department is a designated teaching and research centre in Public Health and the Management of Health Services, offering undergraduate and post-graduate education, conducting innovative research and translating research into practice for the enhancement of the Public Health.

Team Members

Paraskevi Gikopoulou

Paraskevi Gikopoulou

PhD, Sociologist, External Research associate at the Department of Public Health Policy, University of West Attica.

Dr. Paraskevi Gikopoulou is currently employed as an external research associate at the Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health at the University of West Attica (former National School of Public Health) in Athens for the EU (AMIF) funded research project “Local Alliance for Integration” (accr. LION), which focuses on the integration of Third Country Nationals in Greece in the field of healthcare, social care, formal education, employment and intercultural coexistence. She also worked in the past at PRAKSIS NGO in the field of migration. Her main research interests lie within the borders of the Holocaust, Genocide, Migration, Nationalism, Human Rights, and the socio-political theory of Hannah Arendt. She holds a PhD (2014) in Sociology from the University of Warwick (UK), an MA (2005) in Social and Political Thought from the University of Warwick (UK), and a BA (2004) in Sociology from the American College of Greece (Deree College). She has published in the area of migration, has given lectures and presented conference papers in leading British universities and in Greece.

George Koulierakis

George Koulierakis

Associate Professor of Health Psychology - Department of Public Health Policy University of West Attica

Ass. Professor G. Koulierakis obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology (1987), a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Psychology (1990) and a Master of Science (1993) and a Ph.D. degree (2002) in Health Psychology.

From 1994 to 2019 (May), he was a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the National School of Public Health. Since May 7th 2019, he was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health Policy, of the University of West Attica.

Overall, he has more than 25 years of teaching experience in Health psychology and Research Methods on undergraduate and postgraduate programs, seminars and life-long learning programs.

He has been the scientific leader of national and EU-funded projects, related to psychological dimensions of behaviours in prisons and contemporary issues, like migration.

He has written chapters in two educational textbooks; chapters on four textbooks; peer reviewed papers on national and international journals, and project reports. He co-edited one book in Greek, regarding Health Psychology.

His academic and research interests are focused on studying, understanding and interpreting – through psychological determinants – health and illness behaviours and their determinants; studying health literacy and behavioural economics.

He is member of the Hellenic Psychological Society and the European Health Psychological Society (National Delegate, 2011-2015), President of the Executive Council of the Hellenic Society for Psychosocial Intervention in Disasters and Mass Emergencies (2013 – today) and member of the Counselling Committee of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Voluntary Blood Donor Associations.

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