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Dr Militsa Nikiforou

LECTURER IN PSYCHOLOGY


MNikiforou@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694049

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Cyprus, 2013).

M.Sc. Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology (University of Cyprus, 2010).

B.Α. Educational Sciences (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008).

PGCert of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (UCLan, UK, 2017)

 

Employment Track

Lecturer in Psychology, UCLan Cyprus (2013-present)

Special Teaching Staff, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus (January 2017-May 2017).

Special Teaching Staff, Ministry of Education, University of Cyprus, Pre-Service Program for Secondary Education (September 2016-January 2017) 

Consultant, Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus (October 2015- April 2016).

Special Teaching Staff, Ministry of Education, University of Cyprus, Pre-Service Program for Secondary Education (September 2015-January 2016) 

Consultant, Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus (October 2014- April 2015). 

Special Teaching Staff, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus (September 2012-July 2014).

Consultant, Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus (October 2013-March 2014).

Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus (January 2011-June 2012).

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

European Association for Research in Adolescence (EARA)

Hellenic Psychological Association

Cyprus Psychological Association (CYPSA)

 

Research Interests

Bullying and victimization, Parent-child relationship, adolescence, childhood, Cyberbullying; adolescents’ problem behaviour; internalizing and externalizing problems in children; Sources of Parental knowledge; Parent-child conflict; delinquency; antisocial behaviour during childhood and adolescence; attitudes towards society.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Course Leader of BSc (Hons) Psychology, UCLan Cyprus (August 2015/16-present)
  • Modules delivered: Psychology in Practice, Biopsychology and Cognition, Social and Developmental, Psychology, Turning Goldfish into Elephants, Historical Foundations of Psychology, Psychology of the Media, Forensic Psychology, Individual Differences, Psychology Placement Module, Educational Psychology, Family psychology, Counseling Psychology (MSc).

Administrative Roles

  • Member of the SEC committee Student Experience Committee

 

Selective Publications 

  • Stavrinides, P., Nikiforou, M., & Georgiou, S. (2015). Do mothers know? Longitudinal associations between parental knowledge, bullying, and victimization. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, (2), 180-196.
  • Georgiou, S., Stavrinides, P., & Nikiforou M. (2015). Bullying and victimization in Cyprus: The role of social pedagogy. International Journal of Social Pedagogy.Special issue on Social Pedagogy in Times of Crisis in Greece, 4, (1), 43-54.
  • Stavrinides, P., & Nikiforou, M. (in press). Bullying and victimization among 4 to 8 year olds: temperamental, parental, and systemic correlates. Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. Information Age Publishing.
  • Nikiforou, M. & Stavrinides, P. (in press).Victims of School Bullying: Predictors and Outcomes. In: Victims and victimization: Risk Factors, Intervention Strategies, and Socioemotional Outcomes. New York: Novascience Publishers.
  • Nikiforou, M., Georgiou, S., & Stavrinides, P. (2013). Attachment to parents and peers as a parameter of bullying and victimization. Journal of Criminology, Special Issue on Bullying and Victimization, 1, 1-9.
  • Stavrinides, P., & Nikiforou, M. (2013).Parenting: Challenges, practices, and cultural influences. In Barberis, P., & Petrakis, S. (Eds).  Parenting: Challenges, practices, and cultural influences. New York: Novascience Publishers.
  • Stavrinides, P.,Tsivitanou, A., Nikiforou, M., Hawa, V., & Tsolia, V. (2013).Longitudinal associations between bullying and children’s preference for television violence. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 2, 72-78.
  • Stavrinides, P., Georgiou, St., Nikiforou, M, & Kiteri, E. (2011). Longitudinal investigation of the relationship between bullying and psychosocial adjustment. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8, (6), 730–743.

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Nikiforou, M., Stavrinides, P., Georgiou, S. Parenting, bullying, and the moderating role of callous-unemotional traits.  The 16th Psychology Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 17 – 21, 2017.
  • Nikiforou, M. Attachment to Parents and Peers as a Parameter of Bullying and victimization: The moderating role of gender. 20th Workshop Aggression, Linz, Austria, November 20 – 21, 2015.
  • Nikiforou, M. Do mothers know? Longitudinal associations between parental knowledge, bullying, and victimization. The 15th Psychology Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Association, Nicosia, Cyprus, May 27 – 31, 2015.
  • Nikiforou, M. Psychosocial profiles of bullies, victims and cyber-bullies and cyber-victims. The 15th Psychology Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Association, Nicosia, Cyprus, May 27 – 31, 2015.
  • Nikiforou, M. Attachment to parents and peers as a parameter of bullying and victimization.4thDevelopmental Psychology Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Association, Rethymno, Greece, May 8 – 11, 2014.
  • Nikiforou, M. The Relationship between Personal Characteristics and Bullying Behaviour. European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9 – 12, 2013.
  • Nikiforou, M. Parenting practices as parameters of bullying and victimization: the moderating role of callous-unemotional traits. The 14 Psychology Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Association, Alexandroupoli, Greece, May 15 – 19, 2013.
  • Nikiforou, M. Parental practices and characteristics and externalizing/internalizing problems.2ndConference of the Hellenic School of Parents, Athens, Greece, November 8-10, 2012.
  • Nikiforou, M. Maternal depression and externalizing problems: a longitudinal study.3rd Developmental Psychology Conference of the Hellenic Psychological Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 17 – 20, 2012.
  • Nikiforou, M., Stavrinides, P., & Georgiou, N. Parental and socio-emotional correlates of in-group and out-group attitudes in Greek-Cypriot adolescents. The 12th European Congress in Psychology, Istanbul, July 3-10, 2011. 

 Scholarships/Awards

  • Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation for Undergraduate Studies in Education in Greece (full scholarship for the academic years 2004-2008).
  • Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation for the Master’s Degree in Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology at the University of Cyprus (full scholarship for the academic years 2008-2010).
  • Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation for Doctoral Studies in Psychology at the University of Cyprus (full scholarship for the academic years 2010-2013).
  • Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus (scholarship for the academic year 2012-2013 for doctoral studies)

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, conducting seminars related to educational development of teachers of public high schools of Cyprus
  • Delivery of seminars to the English School and to a number of public high schools and elementary schools in regards to anti-bullying strategies.
  • Delivery of seminars in regards to cyberbullying to school counsellors of Larnaca and Famagusta