Dr.Eleni Petkari

Senior Lecturer of Psychology, School of Science and Technology


Office:  Room 305, Block 16

Phone:  +971 43748982

Fax: +971 43748982


1.Psychology Degree, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2.Specialization in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Integral Assistance to Severe Mental illness, 

   University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

3. Postgraduate Studies in Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Malaga, Spain

4. Diploma of Advanced Studies in Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Granada, Spain

5. PhD in Social Psychiatry and Community Care, University of Granada, Spain

6. Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Middlesex University

Courses taught


Foundation Psychology

Applied Psychology: Research Methods and Ethics

Biological and Cognitive Psychology

Mental Health and Wellbeing


Criminological and Legal Psychology


Supervision of more than 20 undergraduate dissertations and 8 master dissertations in various fields of psychology

Research Interests

-Quality of Life and Global Functioning of People   Suffering from Mental Illness

- Cultural Factors related to Mental Health and Illness

-Mental Health and Well-being Determinants    

Awards and achievements

2008    Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Faculty of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Italy    

2006  Mobility Grantfor Foreign  Students of Doctorate  Programmes with Quality Certification, 

Spanish Ministry of  Education and Science   

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Pan-Hellenic Psychological Association

College of Psychologists of Oriental Andalusia, Spain

Selected Publications

1. Petkari,E.,Salazar-Montes,A.M.,Kallert,T.W,Priebe,S.,Fiorillo,

Raboch,J.,…,Cervilla,(2011). Acute psychopathology as a predictor of global functioning in

patients with ICD-10  non-affective psychosis:  A prospective study in 11 European countries.

Schizophrenia Research ,131,105-111


2 .Petkari ,E.(2015). Student  Management Teams as a means of Communication and

learning  Experience   Satisfaction (accepted for publication).


3. Petkari E.& Ortiz-Tallo, M.Towards Happines and Mental Health:Are Human Strengths

the  Path to Follow?(in proces).