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Dr Efstathios Christodoulides



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  • Ph.D., Sport Sciences – Sport and Social Sciences (Doctoral School of Sport Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 2012)
  • M.Ed., Physical Education and Sport Sciences (University of Physical Education, Budapest, 2005)
  • Coaching degree in Recreation and Swimming (University of Physical Education, IOC and Olympic Solidarity, Budapest, 2005)
  • EQF Level 4 Certification in Personal Training, International Wellness Institute (Budapest, 2005)
  • PGCert of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (HEA Associate) (UCLan, 2017)

Employment Track

  • Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (2017 – Present)
  • Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus, Sports and Exercise Science (2016 – 2017)
  • Research Associate, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Education (2015 – 2017)
  • Physical Education and Health Teacher, Kungsholmens Gymnasium Stockholm, Sweden, (2014 – 2015)
  • Associate Lecturer, University of Nicosia, Physical Education and Sports Science (2008 – 2012)



  • Member of the Scientific Committee –  Academie Internationale des Sciences et d’ Innovation du Fitness AISIF – Geneva, Switzerland
  • European College of Sport Science
  • Hungarian Society of Sports Science
  • Hungarian Sociological Association

Research Interests

Sport and Social Science: the role of sport in society, sport and social changes, physical activity and quality of life, physical education and social impact, anti-doping education, physical activity in relation to science and technology, socialization and extreme sports, generational differences and sport participation, sociocultural phenomena and their impact on sports and physical activity.

Roles and Responsibilities

Administrative Roles

  • Module leader for several Sports and Exercise Science modules


  • Throughout my academic career I have prepared and/or taught number of modules related to Physical Education and Sports and Exercise Science, such as Sociology and Pedagogy Issues in Physical Education, Health and Fitness, Careers in Sport, Advances in Fitness Training, Practical Sport Exercise and Physical Activity, Sports Science Support: Issues and Practices, Gym Instruction, and more.

Selected  Publications 

  • Christodoulides, E. 2012, “The impact of the advancements in science and technology on the Cypriots’ physical activities over time”. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 55:(1) pp. 56-62.
  • Christodoulides, E., Derri, V., Tsivitanidou, O., & Kioumourtzoglou, E. 2012, “Perceptions of different age and gender Cypriot schoolchildren of their social skills in the physical education class”.Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 12(3), pp: 371-380.
  • Christodoulides E. 2012, “Generational differences on motivational factors that drive Cypriots to participate in sporting activities” Biomedical Human Kinetics, 4, 54 – 60.

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Research Associate – Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority CyADA – Cyprus
  • Research Associate – Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW – Switzerland
  • Attaché in 2017 NatWest Island Games XVII – Gotland, Sweden