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Credentials

Academic Qualifications

PhD candidate, Pedagogic Department of Special Education, School of Human Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece (2011 – date)

PhD thesis, Provisional title: ‘‘Application of Animal Assisted Activity Programme in the Primary Education: 

Effects on progress, adaptation, self-esteem and depression symptomatology.’’ In progress since 2011 (in Greek).   

MSc in Companion Animal BehaviourCounselling, School of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK (2009)

PGDip in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling, School of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK (2007)

BScHons in Social Sciences with Psychological Studies, The Open University, UK (2007)

Diploma in Economics, The Open University, UK. (2001)

Canine Qualifications

Higher Certificate of Cynology (Merit), Compass Education and Training, UK. (2009)

Dog Agility Judging and Course Design, The Agility Club, UK (2005)

Military Working Dog Trainer/Supervisor, Department of Defence, U.S. Air Force, License 900030572 (2003)

MWD Trainer Diploma, Hellenic Air Force, Greece (2000)

MWD Handler Diploma, Hellenic Air Force, Greece (1990)

Certifications

Conflict Management and Negotiation , NATO (2015)

Border Security, NATO (2015)

Instructional System Developer, Hellenic Air Force (2002)

Distinctions

From the Hellenic Air Force Chief of Staff, (2011) & (2012)

From the Hellenic Air Force Supply Commander, (2011)

Languages

English: Professional working proficiency

Greek: Native proficiency