Dr. Christodoulou Panayiota is a social worker and a scientific teaching staff member in the Psychology and Social Sciences Department of Frederick University since 2007. She is included in the Social Work Register since its creation in 2004 but has been practicing social work since 2001 starting from a 4-year work experience at the Social Welfare Services of Cyprus. Dr. Christodoulou owns a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work and a minor in Gerontology from Central Michigan University (USA) and an MA in Social Research from the University of Warwick (UK).
In November of 2018, Dr. Christodoulou was awarded a Ph.D. title in Social Policy and Social Work by the School of Policy Studies of the University of Bristol (UK). The title of her thesis is: “Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation in Cyprus: Social Policies and Social Work Practice”. Furthermore, since February 2016, Dr. Christodoulou has been
collaborating with the Cyprus Anticancer Association by supervising its social workers working in all districts of Cyprus.
In addition, Dr. Christodoulou is a Guest Editor on a Special Issue for Chronic Illnesses and Death in Childhood. She has participated in EU and Cyprus Ombudsman’s funded research concerning vulnerable population issues participated in seminars/conferences which referred to human trafficking and has conducted workshops concerning issues of human trafficking, work stress, self-knowledge, and communications skills to various groups including business company employees, volunteers and minority groups. Closing, Dr. Christodoulou’s research interests include gender issues, social work supervision, palliative care, work stress, and self-knowledge.