Dr. Eleni Petkari

School : School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department : Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Position : Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Dr. Eleni Petkari Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

22559508 22559508

Email: E.Petkari@euc.ac.cy E.Petkari@euc.ac.cy

Profile

Dr Eleni Petkari is a full time Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the European University of Cyprus (EUC). Dr Petkari obtained her PhD in 2010 in the field of Social Psychiatry and Community Care from the University of Granada, Spain. Prior to her PhD, she obtained a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Granada, Spain (2007), and a Specialisation in Severe Mental Illness from the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain (2005). In 2004 she graduated in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr Petkari also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Middlesex University London (2015). Her research interests include psychosocial issues related to mental illness, mental health and well-being.

Degrees

  • PhD in Social Psychiatry and Community Care, University of Granada, Spain
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Granada, Spain
  • Specialisation in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Integral Assistance to Severe Mental Illness, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Middlesex University London, UK
  • B.Sc. in Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Publications

  • Petkari E., Mayoral F., & Moreno-Küstner, B. (accepted for publication). Gender matters in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Results from a healthcare users epidemiological study in Malaga, Spain. Comprehensive Psychiatry (September, 2016)
  • Mosanya M., & Petkari, E. (accepted for publication). Being Fit and Feeling Pleased: The Mediational Role of Physical Self-Efficacy in UAE Women Residents. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (October, 2016)
  • Petkari, E., & Pietschnig, J. (2015). Associations of Quality of Life with Service Satisfaction in Psychotic Patients: A Meta-Analysis. PloS one, 10(8), e0135267.
  • Petkari, E. (2015). Explanatory models of mental illness: a qualitative study with Emirati future mental health professionals. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 1-15.
  • Petkari, E. (2015). Student Management Teams as a means of communication and learning experience satisfaction. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 197, 559-564
  • Petkari, E., Salazar-Montes. A.,,Kallert, T.W, Priebe, S., Fiorillo, A., Raboch, J.,…, Cervilla, J.A. (2011). Acute psychopathology as a predictor of global functioning in patients with ICD-10 non-affective psychosis: A prospective study in 11 European countries. Schizophrenia Research, 131, 105-111.

Conferences

Oral Presentations (in peer reviewed conferences)

  •  Petkari, E., & Ortiz-Tallo, M. (2016, July). The Path From Character Strengths to Happiness and Mental Health: A study with youth in the United Arab Emirates. 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), Yokohama, Japan
  • Mosanya M., & Petkari, E. (2016, July) Physical Activity And Mood In Women UAE Residents: The Mediational Role Of Physical Self-Efficacy. 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), Yokohama, Japan
  • Petkari, E., & Pietschnig, J. (2015, October). Quality of life and service satisfaction in psychotic   patients: a meta-analysis. 11th International Conference of the ENMESH (European Network for Mental Health Services), Malaga, Spain
  • Petkari, E. (2015, November). Explanatory Models of Mental Illness: A qualitative study with Emirati Students of Psychology. 3rd International Conference ERPBSS (Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences), Dubai, UAE
  •   Petkari E. (2015, February). Student Management Teams as a means of communication and learning experience satisfaction. Oral Presentation at the 7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece
  •   Petkari, E., (2014, March). Longitudinal determinants of quality of life in schizophrenia: A prospective analysis of the EUNOMIA study. Oral presentation at the Second National Conference of Applied Psychological Research in UAE, Dubai, UAE
  •   Petkari, E., Salazar, A., Torres, F., Nonay, P. & Cervilla, J. (2011, February). Acute psychopathology as a predictor of global functioning in psychotic patients. A prospective study in 11 European countries. Oral presentation at the 1st Workshop of Mental Health, Granada, Spain
  •   Petkari, E., Kounti, F., Tsolaki, M., Kazis, A., Kiosseoglou, G., & Efklides, A. (2003, June). The administration of STROOP test in healthy elderly population and patients with dementia in Greece. Oral Presentation at the 3rd Hellenic National Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Conference and the 13th Alzheimer Europe Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  •  Κounti, F., Petkari, E., Stergiou, A., Papassotiropoulos, A., Tsolaki, M., Kazis, A., …& Efklides, A. (2003, June). The effect of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene on the cognitive performance of carriers with family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the 3rd Hellenic National Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Conference and the 13th Alzheimer Europe Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Poster Presentations (in peer reviewed conferences)

  • Moreno-Küstner, B., Petkari, E., Mayoral, F., Martin, C. & Sevilla, J.  (2015, May). Gender matters in schizophrenia spectrum disorders.  European Meeting on Women´s Mental Health, Barcelona, Spain
  • Azhar, H., & Petkari, E. (2015, November). Do you sway my emotions? Social predictors of emotional regulation: Effects of perceived social support and parenting styles. 3rd International Conference ERPBSS (Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences), Dubai, UAE
  • Petkari, E. & Caballo, V. (2008, November). The relationship between social skills and social support in schizophrenia. 2º International Symposium of Clinical and Health Psychology, Granada, Spain
  • Tsolaki, M., Kounti, F., Kazis, A., Kiosseoglou, G., Petkari, E.,… Efklides, A. (2002, October). The staging of attention disorders in Alzheimer’s Disease: Relations between aspects of attention and executive function skills in ADL. 18th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease, Barcelona, Spain.
 
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