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Dr Georgios Alevizopoulos

VISITING PROFESSOR OF FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY


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Qualifications

Specialist postgraduate course in Forensic Psychiatry (Institute of Psychiatry of the University of London, the Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust & Broadmoor Hospital Diploma in Forensic Psychiatry, 1996)

Speciality in Adult Psychiatry (Dromokaition Psychiatric Hospital of Athens, 1988 – 1993)

PhD in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (University of Athens, Greece, 1993)

BSc Medical Doctor (University of Athens, Greece, 1986)

BSc Pharmacist (University of Athens, Greece, 1981)

 

Specialization

Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

 

Employment Track

Professional Appointments

Professor and Director, Department of Psychiatry, Agioi Anargyroi, Kifisias’ General and Cancer Hospital (2009 – Present)

Chair of the Committee for the Development of Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Affective Disorder (2014)

Deputy Chair of the National Committee of Ethics for Clinical Studies (2006 – 2008)

External Expert conducting reports and critical evaluations of clinical trials for CNS acting pharmaceutical products on behalf of the National Organization for Medicines (EOF) (2000 -2016)

 

Academic Appointments

Visiting Professor of Forensic Psychology, UCLan Cyprus, UK (January 2021 – Present)

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens (2013 – Present)

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens (2009-2013)

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Greece (2001 – 2009)

Lecturer in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorn, Berks, UK and University of Athens, School of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (1995 – 2001)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Hellenic Psychiatric Association (Vice President, 2017)
  • EPAMEDI Board Member
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Academy Forensic Medicine and Relative Sciences (Board Member)
  • Psychiatric Association of Cyprus
  • Member of the WPAs Taskforce on: Social Divisions & Extreme Violence: gangs, cults, terrorists, and violent offending (2016)

 

Research Interests

Forensic Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Disorders, Psychological Assessments, Severe Psychopathology and Psychiatric Disorders

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

UCLan Cyprus: Involved in the Forensic Mental Health module, Violent and Sexual Offenders Interventions module, and Practical Year module

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Psychiatry, Psychoactive Substances, Introduction to Psychopharmacology.

 

Selective Publications 

Journal Publications

  • Nystazaki M, Alevizopoulos G. Clozapine treatment: Ensuring ongoing monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatriki. 2021 Mar 8. English, Greek, Modern. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33759812.
  • Angelaki M, Galanis P, Igoumenou A, Alexiou E, Alevizopoulos G. Translation and Validation of the Greek Version of the Antipsychotics and Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (ASFQ). Sex Med. 2021 Mar 12;9(3):100334. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2021.100334. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33722475.
  • Kaikoushi K, Middleton N, Chatzittofis A, Bella E, Alevizopoulos G, Karanikola M. Socio-Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Adults With Psychotic Symptomatology Under Involuntary Admission and Readmission for Compulsory Treatment in a Referral Psychiatric Hospital in Cyprus. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 17;12:602274. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.602274. PMID: 33679473; PMCID: PMC7925878.
  • Kritikos J, Alevizopoulos G, Koutsouris D. Personalized Virtual Reality Human-Computer Interaction for Psychiatric and Neurological Illnesses: A Dynamically Adaptive Virtual Reality Environment That Changes According to Real- Time Feedback From Electrophysiological Signal Responses. Front Hum Neurosci. 2021 Feb 12;15:596980. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.596980. PMID: 33643010; PMCID: PMC7906990.
  • Liapis C, Alevizopoulos G. Leadership in Covid-19 Era: From Hubris to Political Post-Traumatic Stress. J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2021; 4(1): 1053.
  • Nystazaki M, Karanikola M, Gartzoni V, Georgou A, Tolia S, Liapis C, Psomiadi M, Alevizopoulos G. [Development and implementation of clozapine protocol in patients with schizophrenia in Greece]. Psychiatriki. 2020 Jan-Mar;31(1):70-81. Greek, Modern. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2020.311.70. PMID: 32544078.
  • Kritikos J, Zoitaki C, Tzannetos G, Mehmeti A, Douloudi M, Nikolaou G, Alevizopoulos G, Koutsouris D. Comparison between Full Body Motion Recognition Camera Interaction and Hand Controllers Interaction used in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Acrophobia. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Feb 25;20(5):1244. doi: 10.3390/s20051244. PMID: 32106452; PMCID: PMC7085665.
  • Nystazaki M, Karanikola M, Gartzoni V, Georgou A, Tolia S, Liapis C, Psomiadi M, Alevizopoulos G. [Development and implementation of clozapine protocol in patients with schizophrenia in Greece]. Psychiatriki. 2020 Jan-Mar;31(1):70-81. Greek, Modern. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2020.311.70. PMID: 32544078.
  • Kritikos J, Zoitaki C, Tzannetos G, Mehmeti A, Douloudi M, Nikolaou G, Alevizopoulos G, Koutsouris D. Comparison between Full Body Motion Recognition Camera Interaction and Hand Controllers Interaction used in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Acrophobia. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Feb 25;20(5):1244. doi: 10.3390/s20051244. PMID: 32106452; PMCID: PMC7085665.
  • Prodromou M., Alevizopoulos G, Tarabeith M. Differences in Psychopathology among Patients with Dual Diagnosis that are Entering Mental Health Services in Cyprus in Correlation with Alcohol Dependence Nurs Health Car Intern J 2018 e-pub
  • Prodromou M., Alevizopoulos G., et al. MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS AND ADDICTIONS (DUAL DIAGNOSIS) ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED NUMBER AND DURATION OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IJRSFP, 2018;9: e-pub ahead printing
  • Nystazaki M, Pikouli K, Tsapakis EM, Karanikola M, Ploumpidis D, Alevizopoulos G. Decision-making Capacity for Treatment of Psychotic Patients on Long Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Treatment. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2018 Apr;32(2):300-304. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2017.11.019. Epub 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29579528.
  • Daskalopoulou, E, Igoumenou A., and Alevizopoulos G. School shooting: A review of the characteristics and the Psychopathology of the perpetrators. J Forensic Sci Criminal Invest. 2017; 2(5): JFSCI.MS.ID.555598
  • Tsarouchas D, Igoumenou A, Nystazaki M, Krikonis K, Alevizopoulos G. Gender differences in military thinking among active duty personnel. Int J Human Soc Sci Invention 2017; 6:2319-7714
  • Nystazaki M, Papadimitriou M, Nikolaou N, Alevizopoulos G. Delusions and violent behaviour: A short review of the recent literature. J Forensic Sci & Criminal Inves 2017; 3(2): JFSCI.MS.ID.555613
  • Gavala A, Manou D, Psalida V, Nystatzaki M, Mavrogiannis C, Alevizopoulos G, Myrianthefs P. Methadone Gastrobezoar in a Psychiatric Patient Presented in Coma. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov;21(11):796-798. doi: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_17_17. PubMed PMID: 29279645; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5699012.
  • Alevizopoulos G. Psychotropic medication in pregnancy: The cost-benefit ratio revised. Psychiatriki. 2015 Jul-Sep;26(3):165-8. English, Greek, Modern. PubMed PMID: 26480220.
  • Alevizopoulos G, Bozikas V, Touloumis C. [Restraints in Greek mental health services: Ethics, practice and costs]. Psychiatriki. 2017 Oct-Dec;28(4):306-313. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2017.284.306. Greek, Modern. PubMed PMID: 29488891.
  • Ηatzioannou A, Karanikola M, Papathanasoglou E, Kaikoushi A, Nystazaki M, Alevizopoulos G. [Perceptions regarding pharmacotherapy and effective treatment disease in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder]. Psychiatriki. 2017 Oct-Dec;28(4):291-300. doiQ 10.22365/jpsych.2017.284.291. Greek, Modern. PubMed PMID: 29488889.
  • Alevizopoulos G, Bozikas V, Touloumis C. [Restraints in Greek mental health services: Ethics, practice and costs]. Psychiatriki. 2017 Oct-Dec;28(4):306-313. Greek, Modern. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2017.284.306. PMID: 29488891.
  • Alevizopoulos G, Igoumenou A. Psychiatric disorders and criminal history in male prisoners in Greece. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2016 May 7. pii: S0160-2527(16)30065-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.04.003.
  • Athanasiadou F, Tzotzi A, Eumorfia K, Alevizopoulos G, Kallergis G. Relationship between depression and coronary artery disease risk in healthy Greek Military Population. BMMR. 2015; 18(1): 1-4.
  • Mangoulia P., Koukia E., Alevizopoulos G., Fildissis G., Katostaras T., Prevalence of Secondary traumatic stress among psychiatric nurses in Greece. Arch Psychiatr Nurs 2015; 29:333-338 (I.F. 0.852)
  • Gavala Α, Myrianthefs P, Venetsanou K, Baltopoulos G, and Alevizopoulos G. Alcohol effects on TNF-α and IL-10 production in an ex-vivo model of whole blood stimulated by LPS. J. Psychiatry 2015. Accepted for Publication (I.F. 2.36)
  • Alevizopoulos G. Psychotropic medication in pregnancy: The cost-benefit ratio revised. Psychiatriki. 2015;26 :165-168.
  • Alevizopoulos G. Psychotropic medication in pregnancy: The cost-benefit ratio revised. Psychiatriki. 2015 Jul-Sep;26(3):165-8. English, Greek, Modern. PubMed PMID: 26480220.
  • Varela, M., Alexiou G., Liakopoulou, M., Papakonstantinou E, Pitsouni, D., Alevizopoulos G. Monoamine metabolites in ventricular CSF of children with posterior fossa tumors: correlation with tumor histology and cognitive functioning. (2014) J Neurosurgery Pediatrics published online February 21, 2014; DOI: 10.3171/2014.1.PEDS13425. (I.F. 2.739)
  • Nystazaki M, Tsapakis EM, Hadjulis M, Alevizopoulos G (2014) Validation of the Glasgow Antipsychotic Side-Effect Scale (GASS) in Greece. J Psychol Clin Psychiatry 1(4): 00024. DOI: 10.15406/jpcpy.2014.02.00024
  • Madianos M., Economou M., Peppou L.E., Kallergis G., Rogakou E., Alevizopoulos G. Measuring public attitudes to severe mental illness in Greece: Development of a new scale (2012) European Journal of Psychiatry, 26 (1), pp. 55-67. (I.F. 0.462)
  • Igoumenou Α., Alevizopoulos G., Anastasakis Α., Stavrakaki E., Toutouzas P., Stefanadis C. Depression in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Is there any relation with the risk factors for sudden death? (2012) Heart Asia, 4 (1), pp. 44-48. (I.F. 5.380)
  • Manolopoulos V., Ragia G., Alevizopoulos G.Pharmacokinetic interactions of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors with other commonly prescribed drugs in the era of pharmacogenomics. Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions 2012;27(1):19–31
  • Taylor P., Graf M., Schanda, H et al. The treating psychiatrist as expert in the courts: Is it necessary or possible to separate the roles of physician and expert? (2012) Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 22:271-292 (country contribution) ( I.F. 1.28)
  • Manolopoulos VG, Ragia G, Alevizopoulos G. Pharmacokinetic interactions of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors with other commonly prescribed drugs in the era of pharmacogenomics. Drug Metabol Drug Interact. 2012 Feb 29;27(1):19-31. doi: 10.1515/dmdi-2011-0033. Review. PubMed PMID: 22718622.
  • Nikolaou P., Papoutsis I., Athanaselis S., Alevisopoulos G., Khraiwesh A., Pistos C, Spiliopoulou C. Development and validation of a GC/MS method for the determination of tadalafil in whole blood(2011) Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 56 (3), pp. 577-581. (I.F. 2.733)
  • Madianos M.G., Zartaloudi Α., Alevizopoulos G., Katostaras T. Attitudes toward help-seeking and duration of untreated mental disorders in a sectorized Athens area of Greece (2011) Community Mental Health Journal, 47 (5), pp. 583-593. (I.F. 1.028)
  • Papoutsis I., Nikolaou P., Athanaselis S., Alevizopoulos G., Pistos C, Paraskevopoulou C, Spiliopoulou C. Development and validation of a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method for the determination of sildenafil and desmethyl-sildenafil in whole blood. (2011) Journal of separation science, 34 (21), pp, 3037-3042.(I.F. 2.631)
  • Varela M., Liakopoulou M., Alexiou G.A., Pitsouni D., Alevizopoulos G.A. Presurgical neuropsychological and behavioral evaluation of children with posterior fossa tumors: Clinical article (2011) Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 8 (6), pp. 548-553. (I.F. 2.739)
  • Mangoulia P., Koukia E., Alevizopoulos G., Fildissis G., Katostaras T. Compassion fatigue, burnout and compassion satisfaction among nurses in Greece (2010) Review of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, International Edition, 24 (3), pp. 271-276. (I.F. 2.481)
  • Stefanidou M., Alevisopoulos G., Spiliopoulou, C. Fundamental issues in forensic semen detection. (2010) The West Indian medical Journal, 59 (3), pp. 280-283. (I.F. 0.340)
  • Vardakou I., Dona A, Pistos C, Alevisopoulos G., Athanaselis S., Maravellas C, Spiliopoulou C.Validated GC/MS method for the simultaneous determination of clozapine and norclozapine in human plasma. Application in psychiatric patients under clozapine treatment (2010) Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 878 (25), pp. 2327-2332. (I.F. 4.069)

 

Book Chapters

 

  • Vardakou I., Pitsos C., Spiliopoulou Ch., Alevizopoulos G. TDM as a Tool for the Personalization of Psychiatric Treatment in Children and Adolescents (pp. 37-66)NOVA Pubs, 2013
  • Alevizopoulos G, Skondras M, Kalogrias N. Greece. In Mentally Disordered Persons in European Prison Systems – Needs, Programmes and Outcome (EUPRIS). Salize H., Dressing H, and Kief Chr. European Commission. Pabst Science Pubs, Lingerich 2009 p.p. 161 – 166
  • Papastavrou E., Kalokerinou A., Alevisopoulos G., Papacostas S., Tsangaris H., Sourtzi G. “The pilot results of the family burden experienced by families with a member suffering from dementia: the health inequalities perspective”. IN “The Price of Life: Welfare Systems, Social Nets and Economic Growth”. PHOENIX TN 2005
  • Alevizopoulos, G. “Placement and Treatment of Mentally Disordered Offenders in Greece” In Placement and treatment of mentally disordered offenders-Legislation and Practice in Europian Union, Salize & Dressing (eds). Pabst Science Pubs, Lingerich, 2005 p.p. 236-246
  • Alevisopoulos, G. Forensic Investigation in Mass Disasters (Bulg) «Mass Disasters» University of Stara Zagora (Eds), Stara Zagora, 1995; p.p. 83-102

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Alevizopoulos, G. Evidence-based pharmacological treatment of the bipolar spectrum disorders. Proceedings 2nd dual Congress on “Psychiatry and the Neurosciences”. 7-10/12/2006
  • Alevizopoulos, G. Novel antipsychotics and neurocognitive mechanisms. IX World Congress of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Athens, 12-15/10/2006
  • Alevizopoulos G. Madness, Sadness, and Dangerousness. IX World Congress of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Athens, 12-15/10/2006
  • Alevizopoulos, G. Pharmacological interventions in behavioral symptoms of AD and other dementias. 13th Alzheimer Europe Conference. Macedonia Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece, 12-15/6/2003
  • Stefanidou M, Chatziioannou A, Livaditou A, Relaki A, Alevisopoulos G, Spiliopoulou H, Koutselinis A. DNA toxicity produced by cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine freebase (ctack) on a cell model. First Joint British Congress of Forensic Sciences. Glasgow Moat House, 8/12 July 1998
  • Alevisopoulos G, Rimikis M, Qammaz S, Poulos L, Stiakakis I, Spiliopoulou Ch, Koutselinis A. Newer versus older depressant drugs: A risk benefit assessment. 33rd International Congress on Forensic (TIAFT), Thessaloniki-Creece, August 27-31, 1995.
  • Alevisopoulos G, Vujuklakis T, Koutselinis A The Exhibitionist: Is he criminal offender or mentally disordered? 3rd International Congress of APPAC, Athens, 1993
  • Αlevisopoulos G, Fotopoulos V, Katziara E, Koutselinis AThe prediction of suicide in the population of a mental hospital: A retrospective analysis. 3rd International Congress of APPAC, Athens, 1993
  • Fotopoulos V, Alevisopoulos G, Alexandris V, Mitsaki E, Kotroutsos E The long-term treatment with antioxidant factors on the process of Tardive Dyskinesia. 3rd International Congress of APPAC, Athens, 1993
  • Alevisopoulos G, Fotopoulos V, Alexandris V, and Kotroutsos E The prevalence of Tardive Dyskinesia among chronic inpatients of a mental hospital. The IX Conference of the South-Eastern Europian Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, Thessaloniki, 1992
  • Maravelias C, Athanaselis S, Poulos L, Alevisopoulos G and Koutselinis A Lead and Cadmium exposure of children population in Greece. XVth Congress of The International Academy of Legal Medicine and Social Medicine, Zaragoza, 1991

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Chair of the Committee for the Development of Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Affective Disorder, Development of Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Affective Disorder (2014)
  • Deputy Chair of the National Committee of Ethics for Clinical Studies, National Committee of Ethics for Clinical Studies (2006-2008)