The Interdisciplinary Council is responsible for the preparation of the agenda of HAPSc, the formation of framework procedures for collaborations with other Bodies and Organizations, with wider scientific fields. The term of the Members of the Interdisciplinary Council is indefinite and is subject to the control of the President. The tasks of the Interdisciplinary Council are the study and elaboration of research programs and the promotion of scientific research in fields that are not the central scientific fields of HAPSc.
Iris serves on the boards of and is associated with a number of organisations involved in deciphering the activities of humanity. She is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, whose articles and books on an eclectic mix of issues.
This reflects her firm belief in the power of combining different disciplines in order to arrive at a more balanced and nuanced view of the topic concerned. Iris has spent the last few years researching and writing about the issues that she believes we will face in the fast-changing world of the future.
She studied Economics at the University of Athens and earned her ‘Masters’ at the University of Piraeus, where she is now a PhDc. Together with the continual updating necessary for her business career, she has continued to maintain and widen her knowledge base by undertaking numerous external studies at various institutions including: The Karolinska Institute, Harvardx, and MITx.
She has worked as a College Director, created her own Public Affairs business and worked with politicians, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and academics, as well as speaking at the UN in Geneva. In recent years, as her priorities changed for family reasons, she has focused on her research and authored 12 books. Iris now serves as CEO of Noimosini Limited, London whilst her other interests include being an active Member of the Board of HAPSc.
In addition, she is also a Scientific Associate of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management of the University of Piraeus. In 2019 she joined the Board of Womanitee – a Greek initiative to create a network of Centres for the Promotion of Female Entrepreneurs, acting under the auspices of the Ministry of Development and Investments, the Ministry of Work, and the Central Union of Municipalities in Greece.
Georgios Vousinas is Manager in a multinational firm and a Doctoral Researcher at National Technical University of Athens, with over 18 years of working and teaching experience. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies at the Faculty of Economics of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in the areas of Corporate Finance & Banking. He is a graduate of the Department of Economics of NKUA, with postgraduate studies in Financial Management (Athens University of Economics and Business) and Management of Telecommunications Networks and Information Systems (NKUA). He is a recognized researcher (with significant number of citations) and international speaker, and his publications include papers published in fully reviewed academic journals, chapters in scientific books and papers presented in both academic – and business – oriented international conferences (double blind review system). His research interests include political economy, new technologies and policy, finance, internal audit and fraud. Among others he is the author of the latest fraud theory (SCORE model or fraud hexagon theory).
As a long-standing member of HAPSc has actively contributed to many activities such as the organization of scientific events and the authorship of many scientific papers in the Association’s journal. Currently he is a member of the Interdisciplinary Council and the Committees of Political Economy and New Technologies & Policy, assisting in the collaboration with other Bodies & Organizations and the dissemination of research in issues related to the new challenges in the fields of politicο-economic and social everyday life.
Konstantinos Stolakis is a Geriatrician Specialized at the Geriatric University Clinic of Siena in Italy where he completed also his basic studies in Medicine. From 2008 until the completion of the specialty in July 2014, he actively participated in the research team of the Department of “Medical-Surgical and Neurological Sciences” of the University of Siena.
Since 2016 he maintains a private practice in Corinth where he offers his services as a Geriatrician. From November 2017 until today, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Patras with the object of research on the prevention of falls, fragility fractures and geriatric frailty. During the years 2018 and 2019, he was a University Fellow of the University of Patras in the Rehabilitation Clinic, participating in the Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia and Falls prevention center.
In the period 2017-2019, he was a member of the research team of the University of Patras that participated in the fulfilment of the European program: “Managing Frailty. A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age in Europe: the ADVANTAGE initiative”.
Since January 2020 he is a member of the team of the Healthy Living Laboratory (EYDia), an action of the Fragility Fracture Network Grrece (FFN GR). The purpose of the action is the holistic view of health and quality of life of the elderly in the community. At the same time, since February 2020, he participates as a scholarship holder in the research team of the University of Patras with the object of study the “Holistic interdisciplinary approach in the treatment of patients with fragility fractures”.
Along with his professional and scientific activity, Dr. Stolakis actively participates in various voluntary activities in order to promote Geriatrics in Greece, improve the care and life of the elderly, but also the healthy aging of Greek elderly.
Dr. Manolis Terrovitis (m) is a Senior Researcher at the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) of Research Center Athena. His research work includes big data analytics, data privacy and anonymization methods. He received his PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (2007) and has been with the Department of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong as a post-doctoral researcher (2007-2008). In 2009 he joined IMSI, first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as a Researcher. Google Scholar reports over 2000 citations to his work, which includes publications to some of the most prestigious venues in data management (VLDB, VLDBJ, TKDE etc). He has served as president of the Hellenic Accreditation System and a member of the Board of Directors of Information Society S.A. He has been involved in several national and EU funded R&D projects, he has led two of them (MEDA- http://meda.imis.athena-innovation.gr/ and MoDiSSENSE-www.modissense.gr) and he is currently PI and project manager of the H2020 MORE project (Management of Real-time Energy Data – https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/957345). He has worked as a consultant at the private and public sector on the design and performance optimization of information systems and he is working as a Data Protection Officer in the National Network for Precision Medicine in Cardiology and in Oncology. Manolis is the creator of the Amnesia data anonymization tool (https//:amnesia.openaire.eu).
Timokleia Kousi is a veterinary surgeon and global health scientist currently pursuing a second Master in Global Health in the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva (UNIGE). In parallel with her studies and due to her interest in technology and its applications in health, she is working on a research project on Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience in the Matthis Lab in the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). She is also the Founder of “Τhe Vet Futurist” initiative which connects veterinary medicine and animal science with cutting edge technologies https://vetfuturist.com/
Ms. Diareme is finishing her Ph.D. in ComputerScience and specifically in Web Geographic Information Systems at the Informatics Laboratory of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Greece. Her research, results of which have been presented in international conferences and published in peer-reviewed scientific books, focuses on the proposal of new evolutionary algorithms for the personalisation of thematic tours as well as on the management of Spatial Big Data. She holds a Degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and two Master of Science (Μ.Sc.) degrees, one in Agricultural Economics and Development and one in Geoinformatics.
Kyvele has extensive experience in e-learning practices. She has participated in programs dedicated to educating tutors use platforms for both sychronous and asychronous e-learning as well as in the Greek Open Courses program (NSRF 2007-2013) dedicated to the adaptation of courses taught in in Greek Universities and Technological Institutes to the digital environment. She has been teaching Computer Science, GIS and MIS related courses since 2014, and currently is the Head of the Informatics Department at New York College in Athens, Greece.
Among others, she has participated in the proposal/submission and implementation of co-financed programs (Η2020, ΕNPI CBC MED, ENI CBC MED,NSRF) aiming at innovation withing the sector of ICT (Information Technology and Communications), and has worked as an advisor for the Greek government.
Kyvele uses her free time to give back and contribute to society. She is a member of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists, the Hellenic Society of Geographic Systems, and elect member of the general assembly of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece (Branch of Eastern Central Greece).
Athanasios Zlatoudis is elected Board Member of Region of Thessaly, Authorised Councilor for the exercise of the responsibilities of Tourism, Culture, Ferry Connections and Transportation, of the Regional Unity of Sporades.
He is a business consultant in Tourism, certified adult trainer and member of National Center of Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) Teaching Personnel.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Spatial Planning, Urban Planning and Development with a focus on Spatial Analysis and Policy (University of Thessaly, Department of Spatial Planning, Urban Planning and Regional Development). He holds a Diploma in Management (University of Surrey, Surrey European School of Management), with a Bachelor degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management (University of Surrey, School of Management Studies for the Service Sector).
As elected official, he has served the first degree of Local Government from 2007 to 2019 in the Municipality of Skiathos (chairman of the Municipal Council and chairman of the Municipal Committee for Tourism Development and Promotion), while from 2019 he serves the second degree of Local Government in Region of Thessaly.
As member of Chamber of Magnesia Board, he represents the Chamber in INSULEUR, the Network of Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Union and in EOAEN.
As member of Chambers Group for the Development of Greek Isles (EOAEN) Board, he is an alternate member of the Insular Policy Council (SYNIPO) Board of the General Secretariat of Aegean Sea and Insular Policy of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy.
As permanent resident of Skiathos and insular businessman, along his systematic involvement in Municipal, Chamber and Regional public affairs, he has deep knowledge on the disparities related to insularity, that enables him to work effectively on insular policy, and on smart, sustainable and inclusive insular development, through stakeholder’ participatory planning.
Born and raised in London she received her diploma as a dancer ad teacher from Despina Grigoriadou Professional Dance School in Athens, where she studied under Gech Mihov. She began her career with Vienna Festival Ballet (1987-1989) and continued at Munich Ballet Theater (1989-1990).In 1990 she became a member of the Greek National Ballet, and in 1997 she received the title of Soloist. She has danced numerous roles of the classical repertoire and has collaborated with leading choreographers. She has taught and coached several students and has been a jury member for several dance competitions and auditions both in Athens and abroad.
From 2011 till 2015 she was the Assistant of the GNO Ballet Director, Renato Zanella.
In 2015 she worked for the GNO’s Press office and the PR of the Ballet Company organizing all productions and tours.
When the Greek National Opera moved to its’ new premises at the SNFCC, in March 2017, she was placed to the position of Head of Public Relations.
During these years in parallel with her work she has organized several cultural productions for the Athens Festival, and has also arranged many Charity events.
Professor Mouzakis, who is the Co-Director of A²I², said the idea for the Institute began to emerge when he started working with Deakin’s Professor Svetha Venkatesh, an Australian Laureate Fellow with three decades of experience in artificial intelligence. His focus was applied research – the practical applications that come from putting fundamental research into play to solve real‑world problems. That’s included Dementia Australia’s Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE) which uses virtual reality to help people – particularly carers – see the world through the eyes of someone living with dementia. With dementia affecting an estimated 50 million globally, EDIE has been a global success story.
Professor Mouzakis and his colleagues at A²I² – together with their counterparts at The Alfred Hospital – have also built a new version of a Trauma Reception and Resuscitation (TRR®) decision support system initially created by Professor Mouzakis whilst at Swinburne. The system is designed to help doctors by getting live feeds from a trauma patient’s vital signs, which are flashed up on a large screen in-hospital trauma bays.
Another major highlight for Professor Mouzakis and A²I² is the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living launched in September 2019, funded from the Australian Research Council. The Hub, led by Deakin in collaboration with a number of other universities and organisations, is working to develop effective, affordable, and safe in-home and in-residential care solutions, such as smartphone technology, to support the mental health of both the elderly and young people.