Dr Elena Giouroukou
Elena Giouroukou gained a BA in Psychology from Panteion University in 1999 and a MSc in the Neuroscience of Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College University, London in 2000. She was awarded a scholarship by the Alexander Onassis Foundation and began her PhD in the department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College University, London. She completed her PhD in 2005 and the title of her thesis was the Neuropsychological and behavioural profile of adults born very preterm.
Since 2005 she has been working as an external associate in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University Department of the Agia Sophia Children's Hospital, particularly in the Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic, where she participated in the study of International Collaborative Molecular Genetic Study of Autism and Milder Phenotypes as a research assistant, doing both administrative work and data collection. During 2006-2007, she worked as a part-time psychologist in a public special education school with children with autism and since 2007, she has been working in her own private practice as a psychologist.
Her main clinical interests lie in autism interventions, particularly in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and adults with autism.