Dr. Maria Livanou
Lecturer in Psychology at King's College London
Dr. Maria Livanou is a dedicated and accomplished Lecturer in Psychology at King's College London, specializing in the field of child and adolescent mental health within the Psychology Department at the School of Mental Health & Psychological Sciences, situated at the prestigious Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).
In her role at King's College London, Dr. Livanou plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of psychology education and research. She is actively involved in teaching undergraduate modules and providing invaluable supervision to students pursuing BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees. At present, she is responsible for mentoring four promising PhD students, each of whom is engaged in vital research related to diverse aspects of child and adolescent mental health, including eating disorders, conduct disorder, autism, and youth mental health.
Dr. Livanou's research expertise is extensive and multifaceted. Her work primarily revolves around child and adolescent mental health, addressing critical areas such as conduct disorder, trauma, and the challenges faced by young individuals with complex mental health needs during healthcare transitions. Within her research portfolio, a key area of focus is eating disorders. She has fostered close collaborations with the broader eating disorder research team at IoPPN, engaging in numerous projects with a strong emphasis on comprehending the lived experiences of individuals coping with eating disorders and critically evaluating the support networks surrounding them.
As a dedicated academic, Dr. Livanou considers herself fortunate to contribute to the realms of education and research in psychology, significantly advancing our understanding of child and adolescent mental health, with a particular focus on the intricate challenges presented by eating disorders. Her commitment to illuminating the complexities of these issues ensures that she is a valuable asset to both the academic and research communities at King's College London. Dr. Maria Livanou's work undoubtedly plays a crucial role in furthering our comprehension of the intricate and sensitive domain of child and adolescent mental health.