Professor Constantinos Phellas
Constantinos Phellas is the Senior Vice Rector at the University of Nicosia. Prof. Phellas received an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the University of Warwick, UK and an MSc in Advanced Social Research Methods and Statistics from City University London, UK. In 1998, Prof. Phellas obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, UK. Prof. Phellas has nearly two decades of teaching experience both in the UK and Cyprus and has been involved in several research projects funded by the Cyprus Research Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Since 2004, he has served as the Executive Director of RUBSI (Research Unit in Behaviour & Social Issues) which aims to improve understanding of the social and psychological processes and mechanism which influence the physical, psychological and mental health and well-being of the Cypriot population. Between 2008 and 2011, he was Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law at the University of Nicosia. He has served as a consultant to various organizations including, among others, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Belgian Science Policy Council and the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency. Prof. Phellas also serves as an evaluator for European Funding Agencies and holds official European and Governmental appointments; among others, he is the Chairman of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee, a member of the Bureau of the Council of Europe’s Bioethics Committee (DH-BIO), a member of the Cyprus National Transplant Board, a member of the National Medical Assisted Reproductive Board. Prof. Phellas has published extensively and has attended several international conferences.