Dr Kalliopi Megari
Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Dr Kalliopi Megari

Academic Director of postgraduate program in Clinical Psychology, Lecturer, Clinical supervisor

Academic Position

Academic Director of postgraduate program in Clinical Psychology, Lecturer, Clinical supervisor

Academic Qualifications
  1. Nursing School, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  2. 2nd Bachelor Degree (University Diploma) School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  3. Master’s Degree Cognitive Psychology & Clinical and Social Psychology Master’s Degree Program, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. School of Psychology & School of Medicine.
  4. Doctoral Degree  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. School of Psychology & School of Medicine.  Thesis subject: Neuropsychological outcome and quality of life following surgical myocardial revascularization: The influence of cognitive reserve, mood and type-D personality. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. School of Psychology & School of Medicine
  5. Postdoctoral degree (in progress). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. School of Psychology Protecting brain while healing heart: The long-term protective role of the cognitive reserve and the socio-economic level in childhood, following cardiac surgery 
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Dr. Kalliopi Megari is an Academic Director of postgraduate program in Clinical Psychology, Lecturer at University of York City College in Thessaloniki, Greece and a Postdoctoral researcher of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a psychologist with a history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, Psychological Assessment and Learning Disabilities. She works both in clinical and in research practice and she provides strong professional healthcare services, graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and attended further education from Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities. She holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, as well as a Master’ s and a PhD in Neuropsychology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has some years of occupational and research experience working with patients who have neurological, psychiatric, and cognitive disorders, as well as chronic disease patients suffering from cancer and cardiovascular diseases.  She is the head of Centre of creative activities of children and adults with disabilities and she also works as a counseling psychologist in Prison, Diavata Thessaloniki, at the school of second chance. She was the Global Engagement Representative of SLC International Neuropsychological Society from 2018-2021 and she was a research fellow in Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in AHEPA Hospital. Currently she is a Global Membership Committee member of International Neuropsychological Society and leader of Rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients working group of NeuroCOVID International Neuropsychology Taskforce SIG. In addition, she is the General Secretary of the board of directors of Hellenic Neuropsychological Society and Ethics Committee president of Hellenic Neuropsychological Society. Since 2021, she is a member of PIAC Community Outreach Subcommittee of AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION Membership and a member of Engagement Committee of American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). Her work has earned her many prestigious international awards. Currently, she is an Ambassador of National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), USA Leadership and Ambassador Development Program. She was Adjunct lecturer at University of Western Macedonia in Florina and University of Ioannina in Greece. She has given lectures at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Warsaw and Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Oslo. She is committed to leadership skills and issues on equity, diversity, and inclusion as her clinical and research work states.


Issues in Clinical Psychology


Clinical Interviewing & Assessment

Neurodevelopental disorders

Research Interests

  • Psychopathology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology topics, especially postoperative cognitive functions of cardiac patients and cognitive function of central nervous system’s diseases
  • Health Psychology topics, especially cancer and heart diseases
  • Group therapy & counselling of prisoners
  • Group therapy & counselling of children and adults with disabilities and families’ therapy.
  • Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Person-centered Psychotherapy
  • Positive Psychology


  • Argiriadou, H, Megari, K, Antonitsis, P, M. H. Kosmidis, Papakonstantinou C, K Anastasiadis (2010) Non-pulsatile circulation with axial-flow left ventricular assist device preserves neurocognitive function. Perfusion, 25(4), 225-228.
  • Metallidou P, Megari K, Konstantinopoulou E (2010). Epistemological beliefs as predictors of personal achievement goals of high school students Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society,17 (4), 380-401.
  •  Anastasiadis K, Argiriadou H, Kosmidis MΗ, Megari K, Thomaidou E, Antonitsis P, Karapanagiotidis G , Aretouli Ε & Papakonstantinou C. (2011) Neurocognitive outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery with minimal versus conventional extracorporeal circulation: A randomized pilot study. Heart, 97, 1082- 1088
  •  Metallidou P, Konstantinopoulou E, Megari K, (2011) Developmental changes in children’s evaluations: Performance in everyday reasoning processes and their feelings of confidence. IX’ Scientific Yearbook of the School of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 89-112
  • Sravrakaki, S., Megari, K., Kosmidis M., Apostolidou, M., & Takou, E., Verbal fluency and working memory in simultaneous interpreters. (2012). Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 34(6),624-633.
  •  Metallidou P., Diamantidou E., Konstantinopoulou E. & Megari K. (2012) Changes in children’s beliefs about everyday reasoning: Evidence from Greek primary students Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology,12, 83-92
  • Megari K. (2013). Quality of life in chronic disease patients. Health Psychology Research, 1 (3), 141-148
  • Thomaidou E. Argiriadou H. Vretzakis G. Megari K. Taskos N. Chatzigeorgiou N. & Anastasiadis K. Perioperative use of erythromycin reduces cognitive decline after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery; a pilot study. Clinical Neuropharmacology 40(5),195-200.
  • Megari K. (2019). The contribution of neuropsychology in cardiac surgery: Cognitive deficits after heart surgery can be detected only by neuropsychological assessment. Cir Card Mex., 4(2): 51-53
  • Megari K. (2021). Neuropsychological functioning among patients with different types of cancer. Postchemotherapy cognitive impairment and implications for rehabilitation. Neuropsychiatrie, 35, pages 92–97. DOI: 10.1007/s40211- 020-00345-x
  • Megari K. (2020). Language impairment among patients with different types of cancer. Comparison with healthy adults. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 184(3),779–782.
  • Megari K. (2020). Instrumental activities of daily living and neuropsychological functioning among patients with different types of cancer. European Journal of Neurology 28(1), (2020). 66-70.
  • Flora K, Georgiadou T, Megari K, Grigoropoulos I, & Chasiotis V. (2021). Resilience, fear of COVID-19 and their relationship with cognitive functioning and mood: a study on the administrative staff of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Journal of Ideas in Health, 4(Special 3):458-465.
  • Megari K. (2021). Case Studies of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Patients. International journal of cancer science & therapy, 3(3): 2-5

BOOKS (Chapter)

•  Stavrakaki S., Kosmidis ME., & Megari K. Cerebral lateralization in simultaneous interpreters. In Views of Greek-speaking translation Eds: E. Kourdis & E. Loupaki. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of French Language and Literature, Translation Section.

Megari, K. Nestoraki, D., & Papadatou-Pastou, M.(2021). Fragile X syndrome. In M. Kosmidis & A, Malegiannaki (eds.) Neuropsychology of genetic syndromes. Gutenberg Publications. 


46 International and 40 nationwide Conferences with oral and posters presentations.

• Invited presentations to international conferences: 10 and/or advanced schools: 3

• Invited speaker of Oral presentations:5

 • Organizational & Scientific Committee:5

Other Information


 I. Heart & Mind 2010, Psychogenic cardiovascular disease conference. 1-4 September 2010, Prato, Italy Impact of two different extracorporeal circulation systems on postoperative cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery Megari, K, Kosmidis M, Aretouli E, Thomaidou E, Argiriadou H, Papakonstantinou C, Anastasiadis K Winner of oral abstract presentation

ΙΙ. The European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists 1-4 June 2011 Bienna, Austria Erythromycin and neuroprotection in coronary artery bypass surgery. Thomaidou E., Megari K., Argiriadou H., Antonitsis P., Sarlis G., Anastasiadis K., Kosmidis M. E., Tasos N., & Bretzakis G. Proposed for best poster session

ΙΙΙ. 5 th International Congress on Brain & Behaviour of the International Society on Brain & Behaviour & 18th Thessaloniki Conference of the South- East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry. 3-5 November 2011. The Met Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece. Postoperative cognitive decline in the elderly following cardiac surgery. Megari Kalliopi, Kosmidis ME, Anastasiadis K. Best Poster award

ΙV. Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki Distinctions for 2010- 2011. Given to the most distinguished students (undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD candidates) Distinction medal prize

V. Psychological Society of Northern Greece Grant of Psychological Society of Northern Greece for PhD Candidates

VI. 22nd Panhellenic Anesthesiology Conference. 30 March-1 April 2017. Athens, Greece. The role of erythromycin and cerebral oximetry in intraoperative neuroprotection in cardiac surgery: a pilot study.Thomaidou E. Argiriadou H. Vretzakis G. Megari K. Taskos N. Chatzigeorgiou N. & Anastasiadis K. Distinction of excellence 



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