George Nikolaidis

Psychiatrist and Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Greece


I was born in Patra, Greece in 1969; studied Medicine and Psychiatry; awarded with a PhD thesis on “Morbidity Hypodigm and Medical Care in Greece: the correlation of their parallel development”, an MSc degree in “Philosophy of Mental Disorder” from KCL, University of London and an MA degree in “Psychoanalytic Studies” from University of Sheffield.

My scientific interests include issues as Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Politics, Methodologies of Quality Assessment of Health Services, Epistemology and Philosophy of Health Sciences, Philosophy of Psychopathology, Psychoanalytic Theory, Studies on the phenomena of Violence and Death and Methodology of Research. Accordingly, I have published book chapters, monographs and articles in Hellenic or international scientific journals and delivered presentations in scientific conferences on the aforementioned topics.

I participated as trainer in various health promotion training programs regarding issues like child abuse and neglect and domestic violence, social inequalities, mental health reform and rehabilitation, epidemiology and health policies and methodology of public health sciences. I have been teaching in post graduate Master’s Degree Programs in the Hellenic National School of Public Health and University of Athens on topics including violence on children, domestic violence and the relation between gender and violence as well as the course of “Philosophy of health and related sciences”.

I was involved as Scientific Coordinator or as Main Researcher in research, training and clinical Projects related to child protection, violence and epidemiology. I have been working previously in health services of the Hellenic N.H.S. and mental health structures of psychosocial rehabilitation practicing clinical psychiatry. From September 2005 I serve as Head of Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare - Centre for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect of Institute of Child Health and since 2014 Advocacy and Networking Consultant of Lumos project in Greece.

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