Assistant professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Vassilis Barkoukis graduated from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a specialty in Coaching Track and Field. He earned his MSc in Coaching from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace.Vassilis finished his PhD at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on Human Performance and Health. His dissertation focused on the evaluation of the effectiveness of an intervention promoting mastery-oriented motivational climate in school physical education.
Vassilis worked as track and field coach for almost 20 years at grassroots and elite level. In parallel he worked as a physical education teacher for 11 years in primary and secondary education.
In 2013, he was appointed Lecturer at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with emphasis on Teaching Physical Education. In 2014 he became Assistant Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has published over 120 national (Greek) and international articles and book chapters (Google scholar h-index = 24; citations = 1725) and served as the lead editor of the first book on the Psychology of Doping in Sport (Routledge) and as co-author of the first meta-analysis on the predictors of doping use in sport.
Dr Barkoukis has participated in 6 WADA funded projects and a major multinational grant funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+) aimed to develop an anti-doping educational tool. At the moment, Dr Barkoukis is participating in three ongoing projects funded by IOC and three research grants funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+) aiming to further understand doping behavior in competitive and recreational sports and developing effective anti-doping education interventions.
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