I am a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing of Canterbury Christ Church University.
I was awarded my PhD by the School of Social Sciences of City University London. My thesis looked at the socio-legal, media and policy implications of suicide reporting and is entitled ‘Framing Youth Suicide in a Multi-Mediated World: The Construction of the Bridgend Problems in the British National Press’.
My research interests lie mainly at the intersection between law, criminology and cultural studies with a particular focus on violence, sexual deviance and mental health (as well as their representations in news and fictional media).
I studied law at the Faculty of Law of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and then went on to complete an MA in Criminology (City University London).
I have substantial teaching experience which I have acquired through my employment as a criminology tutor in four UK Higher Education institutions (City University London; London South Bank University; University of Bedfordshire; Canterbury Christ Church University). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate criminology and sociology modules including Media and Crime, Sociology of Deviance, Criminological Theory, Popular Culture and Mental Health and Violence.
Moreover, I have been involved as a data researcher in the ‘Reading the Riots’ project developed by The Guardian and the London School of Economics, which offered an insight into the social causes behind the 2011 England riots.
I am also enrolled as an Advocate with the Athens Bar Association.