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Dr Eliza Patouris

Eliza Patouris, PhD, MSc, Bsc, Psychologist – Criminologist – Researcher, Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Nicosia. She holds a BSc degree with a First Class honours from the Department of Psychology at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Kent, UK, and an MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK. The postgraduate dissertation included an analysis of the effects on the interruption of drug supply from a multi-agency perspective. She then received her doctoral degree from the University of East Anglia, UK. Her research focused on the social-psychological factors that explain cannabis use among young people using a mixed-methods analysis. At the same time she was in charge of the Forensic Psychology program. Her research interests and publications focus on understanding and addressing addiction as well as broader antisocial behaviors. Today she is a Lecturer of the MA Criminology and BSc Forensic Psychology programme at University of Nicosia, Cyprus and is a Social and Educational Sciences Research Project Manager at at CARDET, Cyprus. She has extensive research experience with work on projects funded by the European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).