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					                             Loizos Nikolaou
                               Anatolikis Thrakis 49
                           68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
                   tel.: 00306937091985 (GR), 4049346524 (US)
                          e-mail: nicolaouloizos@yahoo.gr


                          CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

2016          Master of Public Health – MPH
              Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
              Rollins School of Public Health
              Emory University

2010          Masters in Socio-Cultural Education and Animators' Education
              Interuniversity Interdepartmental Program of Graduate Studies
              operating in the Department of Education Sciences in Preschool
              Age of the Democritus University of Thrace and organized by the
              following Departments:
              i.     Education Sciences in Preschool Age, Democritus University
                     of Thrace.
              ii.    Philosophy–Pedagogy-Psychology, National & Kapodistrian
                     University of Athens.
              iii.   Sciences of Preschool Age and Educational Design,
                     University of the Aegean.
              Thesis: “The role of early complementary care experience in the
              formation of attitudes of young Greek women toward early
              complementary care and maternal employment”.

2005          Bachelors in Social Work – BSW
              Department of Social Administration
              Democritus University of Thrace

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

2012          Graduate Record Examination – GRE
              GRE General Test for Graduate School by ETS

2012          IELTS Academic
              British Council, IDP IELTS Australia, University of Cambridge
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              ESOL Examinations

2006          International Diploma in IT Skills
              University of Cambridge International Examinations

2005          Lifeguard EMS Diploma – Bronze Cross Level
              International Life Saving, Royal Life Saving Society, Cyprus Life
              Saving Federation

1998          Accounting - Third Level
              London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board

1997          English Language - Proficiency in English
              University of London Examinations and Assessment Council

1995          Modern Greek - Translation to and from English and Modern
              Greek
              University of London Examinations and Assessment Council

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 – 2013            Social Worker
                       Diagnostic Assessment and Support Centre for Students
                       with Special Educational Needs
                       Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious
                       Affairs
                       Municipality of Komotini, Greece

2011                   Social Worker – Animator
                       Education of the Muslim Minority Children in Thrace -
                       Priority Axis 1: Improving the Quality of Education and
                       Promoting Social Inclusion
                       National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Aristotle
                       University of Thessaloniki

2010 – 2012            Social Worker
                       Diagnostic Assessment and Support Centre for Students
                       with Special Educational Needs
                       Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious
                       Affairs
                       Municipality of Alexandroupolis, Greece



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2007 – 2008            Social Worker
                       Counseling Services to the Unemployed
                       NGO “SOLIDARITY”
                       Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare
                       Municipality of Alexandroupolis, Greece

2007 – 2008            Programs’ Director
                       Centre for Continuous Education
                       NGO “SOLIDARITY”
                       Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious
                       Affairs
                       Municipality of Traianoupolis, Greece

2007 – 2008            Social Worker
                       Social and Medical Services Department of the Special
                       Holding Facility for Illegal Migrants of Kiprinos, in
                       partnership with the Greek CDC
                       Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity
                       Municipality of Kiprinos, Greece

2006 - 2007            Social Worker
                       Program “Assistance at Home”
                       Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity
                       Municipality of Traianoupolis, Greece

VOLUNTEER WORK

2005 – 2006            NGO “Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health”
                       Municipality of Alexandroupolis, Greece

2004 – 2005            Computer Laboratory
                       Department of Social Administration
                       Democritus University of Thrace

SUPERVISED FIELDWORK IN SOCIAL WORK

2004 - 2005            Student Counseling Services
                       Department of Social Administration
                       Democritus University of Thrace

2003 – 2004            Program “Assistance at Home”
                       Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity
                       Municipality of Sapes, Greece

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SUPERVISED FIELDWORK IN SOCIO-CULTURAL EDUCATION

2009                   Children’s Summer Camp
                       Reading Animations for the Promotion of Diversity
                       Municipality of Alexandroupolis, Greece

2008 – 2009            NGO “Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health”
                       Group Animation with People with Residual Schizophrenia
                       Municipality of Alexandroupolis, Greece

ANIMATION WORKSHOPS

2011                   “Something Else” – Workshop designed for the promotion of
                       diversity. Attended by: i. a group of students of the 3rd
                       Lyceum of Alexandroupolis, ii. a group of animators
                       working in the program “Education of the Muslim Minority
                       Children in Thrace”.

2011                   “Santa’s Amnesia” – Workshops designed for children during
                       the Christmas holiday season, Komotini, Greece. Animators:
                       Nikolaou, L., Panou, M. & Tiliakos, V.

2010                   “Astronaut Training” - Workshop attended by children at the
                       2nd Pan-Hellenic Conference of Developmental Psychology,
                       Alexandroupolis, Greece. Animators: Nikolaou, L., Panou,
                       M., Tiliakos, V., Tziora, E. & Tsiakiri, D.

2010                   “Welcome!” – Workshop designed for facilitating the
                       transition of students from kindergarten to the 12th primary
                       school of Alexandroupolis, Animators: Nikolaou, L., Panou,
                       M., Tiliakos, V., Tziora, E. & Tsiakiri, D.

2009                   “Wishland” – Workshops designed for children during the
                       Christmas holiday season, Komotini, Greece. Animators:
                       Nikolaou, L., Kouyiouroukis, C., Panou, M. & Tiliakos, V.

PUBLICATIONS

Hellenic Association of Social Workers – Department of Evros Prefecture. (2013).
   Social Services Guide in Evros Prefecture – 2nd edition. Alexandroupolis:
   Prefecture of Evros. (in press)



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Nikolaou, L. (2011, November 30). The Welfare State in Greece and Abroad.
   Citizen of Thrace, p. 7.

Nikolaou, L. (2010). The role of early complementary care experience in the
   formation of attitudes of young Greek women toward early complementary
   care and maternal employment (Master’s thesis, Democritus University of
   Thrace).

Hellenic Association of Social Workers – Department of Evros Prefecture. (2007).
    Social Services Guide in Evros Prefecture. Alexandroupolis: Prefecture of Evros.

PRESENTATIONS

Nikolaou, L. (2013, June). Asperger’s Syndrome: An Ecosystemic Intervention in
   Secondary Education. Lecture given at the Conference “Social Work for
   Education and Education for Social Work in Times of Recession” organized
   by the Department of Social Administration of Democritus University of
   Thrace, Komotini, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2013, March). The Use of Nonverbal Cues in Communication.
   Presentation attended by students participating in the National Debate
   Competition, 3rd Lyceum, Komotini, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2013, February). Dyslexia: Getting Ready for the Final Exams.
   Presentation attended by students with dyslexia, 3rd Lyceum, Komotini,
   Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2012, May). Graduate Studies in Social Work and Social Policy. Lecture
   given at the Conference of the Department of Social Administration of
   Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. & Fakinos, M. (2010, May). The role of early complementary care
   experience in the formation of attitudes of young Greek women toward early
   complementary care and maternal employment. Poster presented at the 2nd Pan-
   Hellenic Conference of Developmental Psychology, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Nikolaou, L., Panou, M., Tiliakos, V., Tziora, E. & Tsiakiri, D. (2010, May).
   Astronaut Training. Animation workshop attended by children at the 2nd Pan-
   Hellenic Conference of Developmental Psychology, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2008, June). Surviving in Groups - Basic Principles of Group
   Membership. Lecture given at the meeting of the group-leaders of a children’s
   summer camp, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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Nikolaou, L. & Delegou, A. (2008, May). Alan Kouyiou - Transformation of the
   Cultural Centre into a Children's Art Workshop. Paper presented at the
   Conference of the Interuniversity Interdepartmental Program of Graduate
   Studies “Socio-Cultural Education and Animators' Education”: Proposing
   Interventions for Creating Child-friendly Man-made Environments,
   Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2008, October). Counseling Services to the Unemployed. Lecture given
   at the municipality of Traianoupolis community education program,
   Traianoupolis, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2007, December). Depression: Types and Treatment. Lecture given at
   the municipality of Traianoupolis community education program,
   Traianoupolis, Greece.

Nikolaou, L. (2006, November). Mental Health and the Attitude of the Community.
   Lecture given at the municipality of Traianoupolis community education
   program, Traianoupolis, Greece.

Nikolaou, L., Esteves Pereira, M., Van Imschoot, L., Karga, M., Luigjes, M.,
   Lundborg, L. & Péter-Contesse, A. (2004, February). Social Policy and
   Vulnerable Groups in Europe – Final Report. Paper presented at the Socrates
   Intensive Program: Social Policy and Vulnerable Groups in Europe, Umea –
   Sweden.

UNPUBLISHED WORK

Understanding the Basic Concepts of the Ecological Systems Theories of Urie
Bronfenbrenner and Richard Lerner.

Proposal for the Formation of an Animation Centre for Pre-School Aged
Children in Alexandroupolis.

The Critic Viewer and the Role of Television in Shaping the Public Opinion - A
Critical Review.

Centre for Illegal Migrants in Kiprinos - Social Report for the Period: July 2007 to
February 2008.

Group Animation with People with Residual Schizophrenia.

Reading Animations for the Promotion of Diversity in a Children’s Camp.


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Depression in the Elderly – The Role of the Social Worker.

Post-adolescence and Adaptation in the University Community - The Example of
the “Student Counseling Services”.

Planning, Organizing and Providing Primary Health Care Services in the
Community - The Role of the Social Worker.
Telework - Requirements and Applications.

Anti-racist Work with Young People: European Experiences and Approaches.
Social Policy and Vulnerable Groups in Europe – Final Report, Socrates Intensive
Program, Umea - Sweden, 2004.

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Contemporary Approaches in Social Work Theory and Practice. 06-18-11,
Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Social Policy and the Local Government. 06-16-06, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

MEMBER OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Contemporary Approaches in Social Work Theory and Practise. 06-18-11,
Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Proposing Interventions for Creating Child-friendly Man-made Environments.
05-17-08, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Social Inequalities and Education. 03-28-08 to 03-30-08, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Mental Health and the Attitude of the Community. 11-15-06, Traianoupolis,
Greece.

Social Policy and the Local Government. 06-16-06, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Multicultural Counseling Psychology - Theory and Applications in the
Community. 03-04-05 to 03-05-05, Komotini, Greece.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Social Services Guide in Evros Prefecture – 2nd edition. Research conducted by
the Hellenic Association of Social Workers - Department of Evros Prefecture (in
progress).

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The role of early complementary care experience in the formation of attitudes of
young Greek women toward early complementary care and maternal
employment. Master’s thesis research, 2010.

Social Services Guide in Evros Prefecture. Research conducted by the Hellenic
Association of Social Workers - Department of Evros Prefecture in 2007.
The concept of threat in the context of intergroup relations: a nationwide survey
with school students under the conditions of ethnic and cultural identity. 2007.

The health of Greek students – Research conducted by the University Research
Institute of Mental Health as part of the research project "Health Behavior of
School-aged Children (HBSC)" under the auspices and guidelines of the World
Health Organization (March to May 2006).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010 – 2013                Field Instructor
                           Preceptor for undergraduate students of the
                           Department of Social Administration of Democritus
                           University of Thrace undergoing their practicum at
                           the Diagnostic Assessment and Support Centre for
                           Students with Special Educational Needs.

OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Introduction to Systemic Counseling (duration: 16 hours, 11-17-07 to 11-18-07).

Seminar in Psychopathology of Children & Adolescents and Parent Counseling
(duration: 30 hours, 11-07-06 to 05-22-07).

Participation in the Hospitality Program for the Faculty of Education and Social
Work (Hochschule fur Padagogik und Soziale Arbeit Beider), University of Basel
(Switzerland) from the Department of Social Administration, Democritus
University of Thrace (03-06-06 to 03-11-06).

Participation as auditor in numerous scientific conferences about social, cultural,
medical, pedagogical and economical perspectives.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of the Hellenic Association of Social Workers. President of the
Department of Evros Prefecture from 2010 to 2012. Treasurer of the Department
of Evros Prefecture from 2006 to 2008.

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Member of the Cyprus Association of Social Workers since 2009.

Secretary of the Graduate and Doctoral Students’ Association of the Department
of Education Sciences in Pre-School Age, Democritus University of Thrace (2007
to 2008).

Member of the Greek Research Centre for Gender Equality since 2010.




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