Dr Niki Nearchou BSc, MSc, PhD
I am an Assistant Professor in UCD, School of Psychology and I specialize in resilience and health research by applying sophisticated statistical techniques. I currently serve as Chair of Youth Mental Health Lab, a research centre that aims to promote research in youth mental health and to translate research findings into having a positive impact on the lives of young people. As a postdoctoral researcher in UCD School of Psychology I worked on mental health literacy, stigma and chronic conditions. Prior to joining UCD I was a Lecturer at the University of Sheffield (International Faculty).
I am the research supervisor of postgraduate students on the Doctoral Programme of Clinical Psychology and on the M.Psych.Sc programme.
| My research interests expand across different strands. One such strand is to identify and examine protective factors that promote resilience in youth experiencing adversities such as exposure to child abuse or living with a chronic condition.
Promoting Sexual health and controlling Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) spread is another strand of my research work. I am currently leading on project that aims to identify and examine barriers and facilitators of seeking treatment for Sexual Transmitted Infections. In particular, I am interested in partner notification as an approach to control STI spread by breaking the transmission chain.
| Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The role of resilience to child emotional abuse within the school context
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-16 / 30-JUN-17
| Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Predictors of well-being in youth living with chronic conditions.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-17 / 30-SEP-18
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Nearchou F. (2017) 'Resilience following Emotional Abuse by Teachers: Insights from a cross-sectional study with Greek students'. Child Abuse and Neglect, . [Details]|
|Doyle, E; O'Sullivan, S; Nearchou, F.; Hennessy, E. (2017) 'An exploration of mental health literacy in relation to depression in secondary school pupils'. Journal of Education and Training, . [Details]|
|Stamatoulakis, KK; Nearchou, F. (2015) 'Homosexuality and Priesthood: Conflict in the life of a Norwegian Woman'. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, . [Details]|
|Mandelli, L., Nearchou, FA., Vaiopoulos, C., Stefanis, CN., Vitorau, S., Serretti, A., & Stefanis, NC (2015) 'Neuroticism, social network, stressful life events: Association with mood disorders, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation in a community sample of women'. Psychiatry Research, 226 :38-44. [DOI] [Details]|
|Nearchou, FA; Stogiannidou, A.; Kiosseoglou, G. (2014) 'ADAPTATION AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF A RESILIENCE MEASURE IN GREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS'. School Psychology International, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Hatzimanolis,A; Vitoratou, S;Mandelli, L; Vaiopoulos, C; Nearchou, FA; Stefanis, CN; Serretti, A; Stefanis NC. (2013) 'Potential role of membrane-bound COMT gene polymorphisms in female depression vulnerability'. Journal of Affective Disorders, . [Details]|
|Antypa,N; Mandelli, L;Nearchou, FA; Vaiopoulos, C; Stefanis, CN; Serretti, A; Stefanis, NC. (2012) 'The 3111T/C polymorphism interacts with stressful life events to influence patterns of sleep in females'. Chronobiology International, . [Details]|
|Mandelli, L; Antypa, N; Nearchou, FA;Vaiopoulos, C; Stefanis, CN; Serretti, A;Stefanis, NC. (2012) 'The role of serotonergic genes and environmental stress on the development of depressive symptoms and neuroticism'. Journal of Affective Disorders, . [Details]|
|Campbell, A; Duffy, K; Fehily, M; Ryan, H; Nearchou, F; Hennessy, E. (2017) Le Chéile (Together): Predictors of mental health and well-being in young adults with chronic illness $th International Conference on Youth Mental Health [Details]|
|Hennessy, E; Nearchou, F; Heary, C;Swords, L; Silke, C;Stokes, D. (2017) School based interventions to tackle stigma and discrimination ESRC Conference Series Youth Mental Health [Details]|
|Nearchou, F; Stogiannidou, A. (2012) Evaluation and Adaptation of a Social Support measure in Greek adults and adolescents 4th Hellenic Conference of Counselling Psychology [Details]|
|Nearchou, F; Stogiannidou, A. (2012) Assessing the prospective and retrospective study of children¿s emotional maltreatment by educators 3rd Hellenic Conference of Developmental Psychology [Details]|
|Nearchou, F; Stogiannidou, A; (2010) Emotional maltreatment within the school context: A preliminary investigation into Greek Schools 3rd International Conference, Children and Youth in Changing Societies [Details]|
|Nearchou, F; Stogiannidou, A (2010) Resilience to emotional maltreatment within the school environment- A retrospective approach 2nd Biennial International Conference of Trauma and Dissociation [Details]|
|Association: British Psychological Society, Function/Role: Chartered Member|
|Association: International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, Function/Role: Country representative|
|I believe that as a teacher I carry great responsibility to provide a learning experience at the highest level for my students and equip them with transferable skills that will make them highly competent candidates in the marketplace.|
|201700 PSY20200 Psychology: Psychology for Everyday Life|
|201700 PSY10120 Psychology: Intro to Psychological Sci|