Dr Ioanna Gouseti, Course Tutor, Department of Sociology LSE

Dr. Ioanna Gouseti

Ioanna Gouseti is currently a Course Tutor in the Department of Sociology at The London School of Economics and Political Science. She convenes criminology and social research methods courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her background is in Sociology, Criminology, and Social Research Methodology. Her current research lies at the intersection of criminology and research methodology. She looks at the impact of crime information processing on public attitudes to crime and justice, such as fear of crime, and adopts an integrated methodological approach to the empirical exploration of these topics. Her wider research interests include risk perception, public criminology, sexual harassment, cultural criminology, gender, and crime.



Dr. Ioannis Papadopoulos, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth

Dr. Ioannis Papadopoulos

Dr. Ioannis Papadopoulos received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. His research focuses on immigration detention; children’s rights; UNCRC; qualitative methods of analysis and crimmigration. He has participated in a plethora of international academic conferences; chaired panels; presented research papers; delivered lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as training sessions to practitioners working in the humanitarian sector, and published his work in the area of criminology and human rights with emphasis placed on children’s rights in the migration context and detention in specific. He acts as external reviewer for international peer reviewed journals focusing in the field of migration and refugee studies. He is co-chair of the European Society of Criminology (ESC) Working Group on ‘Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME)’; member of the editorial board for ‘The Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology’; member of the ‘Border Criminologies’, University of Oxford, UK, list of affiliated researchers,; and member of the ‘Leiden Children’s Rights Observatory’, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands.



Dr. Aggeliki Kardara, Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Mass Media and Communication

Dr. Aggeliki Kardara

Dr. Aggeliki Kardara has a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Mass Media and Communication.

Dr. Aggeliki Kardara has a BA in Greek literature (specialization: Byzantine and Modern Greek), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Philology. She has an MA in Politics and New Technologies and a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Mass Media and Communication.

She is the author of six books and various scholarly articles related to mass media and criminology. She is a Writer and Course Instructor in the Supplementary Distance Education Programme (E-Learning) of the Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning  (KEDIVIM) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She also provides workshops for Social Dynamo – Bodossaki Foundation on topics concerning Stigmatizing Language, Human Rights, and Research Skills.

She is a Research Assistant at the Center for the Study of Crime as well as Research Supervisor in the Crime and Media Lab Crime &Μedia Lab – KE.M.E. (e-keme.gr) Dr. Aggeliki Kardara has extensive research experience in the field of mass media and criminology and she is proficient in three foreign languages (English, French and Spanish).

Her personal blog isΚαρδαρά Αγγελική | Ζωγια να ονειρεύομαι (wordpress.com)

Weblinks: Aggeliki Kardara | Facebook Aggeliki Kardara | LinkedIn


Manos (Emmanouel) Technitis, Attorney at Law, Ph.D. in Law cand. Democritus University of Thrace

Manos Technitis

Manos Technitis is a lawyer and Ph.D. in Law cand. in Democritus University of Thrace. He holds a MSc Degree in Criminal Law & Criminology from Democritus University of Thrace, as long as LL.M. in Transnational and European Commercial Law & ADR from International Hellenic University and he is also a certified Data Protection Officer. Since 2017 he is editor in chief at the “Crime Times” scientific journal of Center for the Study of Crime and he is also a member of the editorial committee of the Dodedacenese Jurisprudence Review magazine. He has also served as a member of the Criminal and Criminological Studies Laboratory of the University of Athens, as a member of Criminological Sciences Laboratory of the Democritus University of Thrace Law School, and member of the Political Committee of the Greek Department of Amnesty International. At the same time, he is an active member of many scientific committees of the Rhodes Bar Association. He has participated in many scientific conferences in Greece, Cyprus, and abroad and his papers have been published in scientific books and journals.



Eri Ioannidou, Forensic Psychologist, MSc
Eri Ioannidou

Eri Ioannidou

Eri Ioannidou is a licensed Forensic Psychologist with a degree in Psychology from the University of Crete and a MSc in Forensic Psychology from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She is also a personal coach having a Diploma in Life coaching from Athens Coaching Institute. She is running a private practice where she works –among other issues- on cases in which a Forensic psychologist is needed, provides personal support as a coach, teaches the course of Forensic Psychology at the Hellenic American University, is a scientific associate at the Centre for the Study of Crime, conducts seminars and writes articles on topics related to her field of expertise. She has worked –indicatively- at the Cyber Crime Division of the Hellenic Police, at “Epanodos” (the Greek Official Center for the Resettlement of Ex-prisoners which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice) and is collaborating on several projects with CESC, Centre for the Study of Crime.

Academically, she has conducted research on stress and burnout of correctional officers, attitudes, and perceptions of people towards corruption, the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of Greek Psychology students towards psychopathy, she has contributed to the creation of the first Hellenic Criminology dictionary and she is now interested in mental resilience of “front-line” officers and employees. She is actively present and takes part in conferences, seminars, and professional associations and has given a Tedx talk on myths and truths about psychopathy.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/eriioannidouFP , https://www.linkedin.com/in/eriioannidou/

Email: eri.ioannidou@gmail.com


Evi Kaloutsou, Forensic Psychologist, MSc

Evi Kaloutsou

Evi Kaloutsou has graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Education & Psychology with a specialization in Psychology from the University of Ioannina in Greece. She continued her studies at Coventry University (United Kingdom) and she graduated with a 1:1 BSc in Psychology and a Merit MSc in Forensic Psychology. Currently, she works as a forensic psychologist, conducts seminars and workshops on topics related to her specialization, cooperates with the Center for the Study of Crime and she is being trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) at the Centre of Applied Psychotherapy and Counselling in Athens. She is also a recognized member of the British psychological Society (BPS).

She has worked as victim advisor at the National Stalking Helpline and as an eyewitness advisor at the Witness Service of the Citizens Advice in the UK. Moreover, she has also worked as a psychologist at a Tomatis centre of diagnosis and intervention for children and at “AKTIOS, ALZHEIMER’S UNIT”.

As a researcher, she has conducted her study at the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica Dromokaitio, where she examined the function of short-term memory in schizophrenic patients based on the existed brain atrophy and the medication taken. Moreover, she has examined the jurors’ attitudes and the perception in child sexual abuse cases and the eyewitness memory. She has been trained and specialized in the assessment and the management of victims and the preparation and the testimony of eyewitnesses. She has 3 publications in Q1 journals and an active presence and participation in conferences, workshops, and professional associations.