About us

Dr. Anna Pavlina Charalambous

Who is your coach and trainer?

Dr. Anna Pavlina Charalambous holds a PhD an MSc and a BSc in Psychology, and has completed her 8 yearlong studies in the United Kingdom.

Since 2014, she has been working as a lecturer at the University of Nicosia and has been teaching various courses such as: Cognitive Psychology, Cognition and Emotion and Experimental Psychology. Since 2016, she has also started working as a Research Coordinator for a H2020 European Project aiming to improve the mental wellbeing of elderly Europeans, in which European University Cyprus and Centre of Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus are partners. Her research interests include anxiety and anxiety disorders, mental well-being, personality, cognition and emotion relations and cognitive assessment.

In 2013 she has started performing numerous workshops and trainings for students, parents and teachers in many schools all around Cyprus as a trainer for different European Humanitarian Projects. In 2016 she has created and has started providing interactive workshops/trainings for the wider public on topics such as: “How to deal with Anxiety”, “How to overcome your Fears”, “The road to Happiness”, “What is Love?” and “How to apply Emotion Regulation Techniques”. The conduction of these trainings were driven by her desire to talk to the public about different ways/techniques that can prevent the emergence of serious psychological problems and her desire to raise self-awareness.

She is a Certified Professional Life Coach with a vision to help people create happier, more fulfilling, purposeful lives. She is a highly empathetic individual, a true motivator and a firm believer in the dreams of every human being.

Working with her will grant you a great supporter for the life you are capable of living.

2009- 2013, University of Essex
Funded PhD in Sensory & Cognitive Neuroscience (PASS with minor revisions) Departmental Scholarship received by the Psychology Department

2008 – 2009, Nottingham University.
Masters of Science in Psychological Research Methods (2:1) (ESRC accredited)

2005 – 2008, University of Kent.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2:1)

1998 – 2005, The G C School of Careers, Nicosia Cyprus.
High school Diploma
Final Year Average: 91,40% (Distinction)

February 2016 – present, European University Cyprus
Project title: Ears, eyes and mind: The “SENSE-Cog Project” to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment (Horizon2020)
Role in Project: Cyprus Research Coordinator
Duties: Coordination of the research activities occurring in Cyprus

  • Creation of new research material and assessment tools
  • Translation of research material
  • Writing of research articles
  • Organization of Expert Research Meeting and PR events
  • Conduction of Focus groups, Semi-Structured interviews, Surveys, Validation of newly designed assessment tools and Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Transcription of recorded files in MAXQDA and creation of themes for analysis
  • Public and Patient Voice Coordinator for Cyprus (Training elderly individuals about the research process and using their input/opinions on the creation of the project’s research activities)

August 2015 – January 2016, European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC) Project title: Young children (0-8) and digital technology: A qualitative exploratory study. Role in project: Main investigator for Cyprus

  • Translation of research material in Greek
  • Conduction of research (interviewing children and parents)
  • Transcription of audio files and thematic coding
  • Write up of Cypriot National Report

March 2015, StudentLife, Cyprus
Project title: How do University students perceive Banks in Cyprus? Role in project: External Researcher (paid)
Duties: Conduction of Market Research Analysis

Manipulation of raw data and transfer of data in SPSS
Analysis of questionnaire data obtained from 750 University students. Helped in preparation of Market Research Report for Hellenic Bank.

2009 – 2012, University of Essex, United Kingdom
PhD Thesis Title: Does anxiety modulate attentional mechanisms and the formation of first impressions?
Principal Supervisor: Professor Elaine Fox

2008 – 2009, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
MSc Project title: Self-control and glucose: Is rinsing glucose in the mouth the answer to The question of “how can I control myself?”
Supervisor: Dr Martin Hager

2007 – 2008, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Final Year Project title: “The relationship of Just World beliefs for the self with physical health, perceived stress, stress appraisals and goal confidence.”
Supervisor: Professor Robbie Sutton

February 2016-present, European University, Cyprus
Work position: Study Coordinator/Postdoctoral Researcher


  • Coordinating research activities occurring in Cyprus
  • Conduction of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Conduction of Literature Reviews
  • Writing of research articles
  • Creation and Translation of research material
  • Training elderly individuals and other researchers

January 2014 – present, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Work position: Part – time Lecturer


  • Teaching various Psychology courses
  • Preparation of Teaching Material
  • Creation of Exam Papers
  • Marking of Exams, Research Reports, Posters and Presentations

September 2013 – January 2016, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI), Cyprus
Work position: Project Coordinator/Researcher/ Trainer


  • Coordinating the writing of European projects
  • Research for European projects
  • Writing of grant applications (H2020, AAL, DAPHNE, ERASMUS+ etc.)
  • Trainer for CyberEthics GIV and LOG IN European Projects (raising awareness regarding online dangers, gender violence and online security)
  • Preparing presentations and trainings
  • Facilitating Structured Democratic Dialogue Process (SDDP)

European proposals funded:

  1. SENIORTV: Providing ICT-based formal and informal care at home (funding source: AAL)
  2. MARINA: Marine Knowledge Sharing Platform for Federating Responsible Research and Innovation Communities (funding source: H2020)

August 2013 – August 2014, DOREA Educational Institute, Cyprus (Hourly-Paid)
Work position: External Consultant/Trainer– Member of CSO (Career and study Orientation Program) team


  • Working with Students to identify their ideal career path
  • Administration of questionnaires
  • Vocational Skills Trainer


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