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I am a Professor of Health Behaviours, at the University of Crete, Greece: Cleo Protogerou – Department of Psychology Previously, I worked at academic and healthcare settings in the UK, the USA, South Africa, and Australia. I am also a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and member of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS).

​I am Greek. I was born in Canada and grew up in Canada and Greece. I have travelled and lived around the world for study, work, and pleasure. I come from a traditional, close-knit family, which has nevertheless given me the skills to be a strong and independent citizen of the world.


I investigate health and risk-taking behaviours across populations and settings. One strand of my research focuses on applying theories of social cognition to the study of health behaviours, especially young people’s condom use in Sub-Saharan African contexts. Another strand of my research involves evidence syntheses of behavioural health research. A third strand of my research is healthcare guideline and research quality appraisal; related, I developed the first checklist to assess the Quality of Survey Studies in Psychology (Q-SSP). I adhere to Open Science principles that advance transparent and reproducible research.


PhD in Health Psychology, University of Bath, UK.

MSc in Organizational Psychology, University of Manchester, UK.

BSc in Psychology, Panteion University, Greece.

BA in Psychology, Deree College, Greece.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

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