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Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, (http://www.bioacademy.gr/?lang=en) Greece (2017-Date)

Animal Welfare Research Fellow

251 Air Force General Hospital (www.haf.gr/en/structure/units/gna/) September 2016 - Date

  • Diamantakos, E. Haniotakis, Y. Tetradi, E. Papageorgiou E. Kleftaras G. (2017) The effects of a Dog Assisted Therapy Programme in Autism, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis in Three Different Case Studies in the Psychiatric Clinic of a Military Hospital.” 16th Pan-Hellenic Conference of Psychological Study, Thessaloniki, Greece, Poster Presentation.

University of Thessaly, PhD thesis, Provisional title: ‘‘Application of Animal Assisted Activity Programme in the Primary Education: Effects on progress, adaptation, self-esteem and depression symptomatology.’’ (2011-Date)

  • Diamantakos, E. Kleftaras, G. (2016) Dog Assisted Activities in elementary school in Greece. Effects on the students’ self-esteem, school progress, adaptation and depressive symptomatology.” International Society of Anthrozoology conference, Barcelona, Spain, Oral Presentation.
  • Diamantakos, E. Kleftaras, G. (2016) ‘‘Application of Animal Assisted Activity Programme in the Primary Education: Effects on progress, adaptation, self-esteem and depression symptomatology.’’ 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Counselling Psychology, Athens, Greece, Oral Presentation.
  • Diamantakos, E. Kleftaras, G. (2012) ‘‘The effects of Animal Assisted Activities Programmes on the mental health, school performance and adaptation in the school environment of kindergarten pupils. 4th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Counselling Psychology, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oral Presentation.

Hellenic (Greek) Air Force (www.haf.gr/en/)

  • Haniotakis, Y. Diamantakos, E. Manousoudakis A. Matziaras, G. Giannarakos, G. (2013) The Beliefs of Military Working Dog Personnel as a Means to Identify Possible Welfare Factors that Influence Military Working Dogs of the Hellenic Air Force.” 10th Pan-Hellenic Conference of Small Animal Veterinary, Athens, Greece, Oral Presentation.

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Mamuna, Α. Diamantakos, Ε. (2015) ‘‘Application of Animal Assisted Therapy Programme for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders – Case Study.’’ 5ο Pan-Hellenic Congress of Autism, Piraeus, Oral Presentation.

University of Southampton, MSc thesis, title: ‘‘Dog Interaction Affects the Psychological Status of Female Children, Aged Between 7 and 11 Years Old, Who Live in an Institution Providing Protection.’’ (2007-2009)

  • McBride, E Anne; Diamantakos, Evangelos; Viney, Debbie (2010) ‘‘Effects of animal assisted activity on 7-11 year old girls in institutional care in Greece.’’ 12th International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organisations (IAHAIO) conference, Abstract Book, p. 89, Stockholm, Sweden, Oral Presentation.

General Presentations 

  • Diamantakos, Ε. (2015) ‘‘Animal Assisted Activities/Therapies Programmes in Greece.’’ 5ο Pan-Hellenic Congress of Autism, Piraeus, Oral Presentation.
  • Diamantakos, E. Kleftaras, G. (2011) ‘‘Animal Assisted Activities/Therapies Programmes as an alternative option of managing psychological health problems.’’ 3rd seminar of autistic disorders ΕΨΥΠΕΑ, Book of Abstracts, p. 32, Messologi, Greece, Oral Presentation.
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