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Prof. Dr. Anastasia Alevriadou

Job Position: Visiting Professor

Anastasia Alevriadou is Professor of Psychology. She has pursued her doctoral studies in Cognitive Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1998). She was responsible for the neuropsychological assessment of Parkinsonian patients on clinical and research levels at the AHEPA Hospital (1994-1998). Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science Department, in the area of Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology (1999). Chartered Psychologist at the 3rd Psychiatric Clinic, AHEPA Hospital (2000). Internship by Ohio State University by the Developmental Disabilities Fund (2007).

She has been teaching Psychology courses for more than 20 years. As a Cognitive Psychologist, Prof. Alevriadou has taught and written on a diverse range of topics including cognitive strategies and learning, developmental disabilities, bilingual students and learning difficulties, as well as psychoeducational issues and psychological burnout. Visiting Professor in USA, Czech Republic and Cyprus.

Partner of an EU funded program titled “Management of crisis and communication problems of the citizen in the public sector” (2011-2013). Member partner of 2 Erasmus+ programs about psychological issues (2019-2022). Member of Committees about inclusion of university students with disabilities. She has supervised more than 100 master level dissertations, 3 doctoral theses, while 2 other ones are in progress.

She has published more than 150 articles in well reputed journals, 5 books and 6 chapters in American and European books on psychological issues, and many conference proceedings. She has also participated in many European and International conferences. She is a member of many Greeks and International Associations of Psychology and Education.

External Activities

  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology (2011- present)
  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Intellectual Disability-Diagnosis and Treatment (2013- present)
  • Editorial Board Member Multilingual Academic Journal of Education and Social Sciences (2013 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member of European Journal of Special Education Research (2016- present)
  • Editorial Board Member of European Journal of Education Research (2016-present)
  • Editorial Board Member Degenerative Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2016 -present)

Bostantzopoulou, S., Kiosseoglou, G., Katsarou, Z., & Alevriadou, A. (2001). Concurrent validity of the Test of Nonverbal Intelligence in Parkinson’s disease patients. The Journal of Psychology, 135(2), 205-212.

Griva, E., Alevriadou, A., & Geladari, A. (2009). A qualitative study of poor and good readers’ strategy use in EFL reading. The International Journal of Learning, 16(1), 51-72.

Alevriadou, A., & Tsakiridou, E. (2010). The use of strategies in embedded figures tasks by boys with and without organic mild mental retardation: A review and some experimental data. In M. Barnes (Editor), Genes, brain and development: The neurocognition of genetic disorders. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Griva, E., Alevriadou, A. & Semoglou, K. (2012). Gender differences in reading preferences and strategies employed by Greek students: Socio-cognitive and citizenship issues. International Education Studies, 5(2), 24-34.

Alevriadou, A. & Giaouri, S. (2015). The impact of executive functions on the written language process: Some evidence from children with writing disabilities. Journal of Psychologists and Counselors in Schools (former Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling), 25(1), 24-37.

Rachanioti, L., Griva, E. & Alevriadou, A. (2017a). Children ‘Think Aloud’ and ‘Talk About’ Vocabulary: Strategies in an Integrated Memory-based Text Framework. Journal of Studies in Education, 7(1), 61-88.

Rachanioti, E., Griva, E. & Alevriadou, A. (2017b). Investigating the working memory and language acquisition strategies among monolingual and bilingual children in a classroom’s setting.  European Journal of Education Studies, 3(9),33-54.

Pavlidou, K. & Alevriadou, A. (2020). An assessment of General and Special Education teachers' and students' interpersonal competences and its relationship to burnout. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.

Fulbright Scholar 2019 Ohio State University at the Nisonger Center

Psychology, Cognitive Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Issues, Parkinson’ s Disease, Psychological Burnout

Alevriadou, A., Angelou, I., & Koidou, I. (2006). Visual-motor integration in Prader-Willi syndrome: A longitudinal case study. 2nd Eastern European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs, 8-9 September, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Griva, E., Alevriadou, A., Spynthouraki, J. & Papadopoulou, I. (2012).     

     Teachers’ Beliefs about school performance of bilingual immigrant    

     students and their role in community building, Paper presented at

     the Fourteenth Annual CiCe Network Conference: Creating

      Communities: Local, National and Global, University of York,    

     England, 24 -26 May 2012.

Alevriadou, A. (2014). Positive psychology, choice and intellectual disabilities: Α new statement for citizenship? Paper presented at the 15th Annual CiCe Network Conference: Identities and citizenship education-Controversy, crisis and challenges, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 June.

Alevriadou, A., Rachanioti, E. & Giaouri, S. (2018). The relationship of Inhibitory Processes and Working Memory to Intelligence and Reading Skills in Children with Mild Intellectual Disabilities and Borderline Intelligence. Presentation at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Education, 21-23 December, Berlin, Germany.