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Elena Andreou

Helena Andreou is a PhD candidate in the department of Communication and Media Studies researching on the topic of close interpersonal relationships, music preferences and practices.  Her thesis aims to examine the ways in which students perceive themselves and others, and how they shape their relationships through musical practice both inside and outside school.  Helena holds a BA in Musicology and an MA in Music, Culture and Communication both from the University of Athens. In 2013 she obtained an Med in Modeling Design and Development of Educational Units from the University of the Aegean. She is currently working as a school advisor for music education in public education.  Her research interests focus on music anthropology and communication as well as music pedagogy and psychology.

Sofiana Milioritsa, Person-centered Psychotherapist, Communications Specialist

Sofiana Milioritsa is a PhD Student at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She graduated from the Department in 1998 with Distinction. She has worked as a journalist for ERT and Mega Channel. Later on, she graduated with a scholarship from the London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems. Upon her return to Greece, she was employed as a Communications Specialist by Megaron, Athens Concert Hall, IBM Hellas and other employees of the private sector. In 2007 she embarked on a new series of academic studies in Counseling and Psychotherapy. She completed her MA in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at LaSalle University, PA and my PG.Dip. in Person-centered Counseling at Strathclyde University, UK. Since 2008 and for a decade she has worked as a Psychology Instructor (undergraduate and post-graduate level) for New York College and more specifically, for the Universities of SUNY, US and Greenwich University, UK, (Intro to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theories, Field Placement coordinator). She has been running her private practice since 2009 and she is a member of the World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling and the International Center of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her research interests are focused on the field of Cyberpsychology and in particular, on emotions, online/offline romantic relationships and attachment theory in the digital world.

e-mail: smiliori[at]media.uoa[dot]gr

Venetia Sakellariou

Venetia Sakellariou is a PhD candidate in the department of Communication and Media Studies. Her doctoral thesis examines collective emotions and social and political behavior. In particular, she is studying collective emotions and refugees’ crisis in Greece: Emotional effects on the behavior of Greek people towards the refugees and their attitude towards the European structure. She has a Master of Arts on Communication and Media: Conflict Management and Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies. She studied at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and also at the Department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts of the Technological Educational Institute in Athens. Her research interests focus on psychology of communication, specifically on emotions and their effects on behavior of individuals, as well as their relation to conflicts and their management.