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Stella Evangelidou

Stella Evangelidou

Postdoctoral Researcher

Stella Evangelidou holds an International Ph.D. in Transcultural Psychiatry (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Harvard University) with initial studies in community clinical/health psychology.

She is a global mental health specialist, a consultant on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) projects, and a mental health advocate. She has worked on European and international research projects (MyHealth, EPICENTRE, WHOQOL) and on numerous humanitarian MHPSS projects (MSF, ICRC) as team leader, clinical and community research coordinator as well as an external evaluator. She coordinates the module of medical anthropology at the Master of International Health and Cooperation (UAB) and as an invited lecturer, she delivers classes on interculturality, violence against women, MHPSS in LMICs.

Currently, she is the migration and mental health referent at the Barcelona CaixaResearch Living Lab.

Lines of research

  • Migration
  • Sexual violence
  • Idioms of distress and somatization
  • Resilience
  • Mental health promotion
  • Social and environmental determinants of mental health

Main publications

  • Evangelidou, S., & Martínez-Hernáez, A. (Eds.). (2020). RESET: Reflexiones antropológicas ante la pandemia de COVID-19 [Anthropological reflections [Anthropological reflections amid the COVID-19 pandemic] (Vol. 35). Publicacions Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
  • Evangelidou, S., NeMoyer, A., Cruz-Gonzalez, M., O'Malley, I., & Alegría, M. (2020). Racial/ethnic differences in general physical symptoms and medically unexplained physical symptoms: Investigating the role of education. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 26(4), 557–569. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000319.
  • Evangelidou, S. (2019). Community engagement towards the development of health promotion tools: Summary findings of Metaplan sessions in Barcelona, European Journal of Public Health, 29 (Sup 4): 40.
  • Evangelidou, S., Scholer-Ocak, M., Gionakis, N., Qureshi, A., Collazos, F. (2020) Mental health promotion strategies for migrants and refugees in Europe: Main outcomes, recommendations and lessons learnt from MyHealth European project. European Psychiatry 63; S653-S653.
  • Llosa, A. E., Martínez-Viciana, C., Carreño, C., Evangelidou, S., Casas, G., Marquer, C.,...Grais, R. F. (2020). Development of a patient rated scale for mental health global state for use during humanitarian interventions. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, e1850. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1850.
  • Qureshi, A., Evangelidou, S. (2017) Towards a Culturally Competent Positive Psychology. In Brown, N. J. L., Lomas, T., Eiroá-Orosa, F. J. (Eds.). The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology (p.263-280). London, UK: Routledge.