Dr. Stavros Parlalis
Dr. Parlalis K. Stavros received both his Master’s Degree in Policy Studies (2003) and his Doctorate in Social Work (2008) by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He obtained his BA in Social Work in 2003 by the ATEI of Crete, Greece. He currently works as Assistant Professor in Social Work at Frederick University and Senior Researcher at FRC. He is lecturing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Parlalis K. Stavros has published one monograph titled as “De-institutionalisation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Cyprus (Power Publishing 2012, p. 220) and he has edited the publication of the book titled as “Social Work Applications in Greece and Cyprus” (Pedio Publications 2011, p. 368). In addition, he has published papers in international journals and many chapters in books.
He has participated in middle-scale funded research projects as a researcher, research team coordinator and project manager. Some examples include the development of preventive actions against drug use between youngsters in local communities and development of supportive actions for empowering young employment. Moreover, he has been involved in research studies implemented by NGOs in Greece, Cyprus, and Scotland. Also, he is currently participating in 3 large-scale funded research projects as a researcher, responsible for preparing the socio-economic studies (LIFE-Troodos, LIFE-Kedros, and LIFE-for-birds).
He has also participated as special consultant for two major projects: 1) The preparation of the National
Youth Strategy (in Cyprus, 2016) and 2) The preparation of the first report on disability policies in
Cyprus (2010) (Reference 6). His main research interests focus on the study of organisational changes, organisational development, de-institutionalisation of persons with disabilities and issues concerning vulnerable groups of people
(mainly persons with disabilities, immigrants).