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Assistant Professor / Genetic & perinatal factors affecting child development
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Academic rank: Assistant Professor

Subject: Genetic and perinatal factors affecting child development

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Tel: (+30) 24210-74839


Julia Nisiotou-Mandelou is a graduate of the University of Athens School of Medicine. She holds a master's degree in Human Genetics from the Lyon I University School of Biology, and a PHD in Genetics from the University of Athens Medical School. She specialized in Pediatrics and served in the Pediatric Clinic of Volos Hospital until 2000. She has been teaching at the University of Thessaly since 1992 at the Department of Preschool Education, the Department of Medicine, and, since 2002 at the PTEA. She also teaches in the Postgraduate Degree Programs of the Special Education Department and in the MSc "Primary Health Care" of the Department of Medicine. She has implemented 3 open courses in the framework of the program "Open Academic Courses of the University of Thessaly". She has taught in the Knowledge Update Programs of Graduates organized by the Department of Special Education. She has also taught at Universities Montpellier II, Montpellier III and Paris IX, within the framework of the Erasmus Cultural Exchange Programs of PTEA. Since September 2019, the Department Assembly has assigned her the direction of the Child Neuropsychology Laboratory.

Research interests

  • Child development
  • Human Genetics - Syndromes
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Movement Disorders
  • Screening and Intervention in Developmental Disabilities
  • Interdisciplinary intervention
  • Brain Plasticity
  • Health Education

SED courses

  • Pathogenesis of Handicap
  • Health Education
  • Movement Disorders - Multiple Disabilities
  • Early Intervention in Childhood
  • Child development - Language acquisition (for incoming Erasmus students)

Office hours

  • Tuesday   12.00-14.00
  • Thursday  10.00-12.00

Selected Publications

  1. Dermitzaki E., Stavrousi P., Bandi M., Nisiotou I. (2008) . Investingating Ongoing Strategic Behaviour of Students with Mild Mental Retardation: Implementation and Relations to Performance in a Problem- Solving ituation.Evaluation and Research in Education, 21:2, 96-110.
  2. Lappa C., Kyparissos N., Nissiotou J., Paraskevopoulos S. (2013) : The development of glancing at Listener as result of conversation training in Children and Young Adults with moderate and Severe Developmental Disabilities. European Journal of Behavior analysis.14, 19-33
  3. Vlachos, F., Agapitou, P., Nisiotou, I. (2008). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An approach to its etiology based on current research findings. Greek Journal of Special Education, 1, 175-193.
  4. Vlachos, F., Nisiotou, I. (2013). Dyslexia genes? Pediatrics, 76, 20-25.
  5. Nisiotou, I. & Vlachos, F. Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Is There a Common Biological Basis? (Nisiotou, I. & Vlachos, F. (2014). Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2: 31-41 A.
  6. Karagiannis , J. Nisiotou , A. Moulas , A. Challa (2016). Enrichment of foods with Vitamin D in Greece: Needs and Recommendations. Abstracts Clinical Nutrition ESPEN (2016) e55ee74.

Book chapters - Collective Volumes

  1. Birth of a handicapped child: Additional difficulties at a critical time for parents. Nisiotou I. (2009). In G. Kleftaras & M. Kaila (ed. Ed.) "From Psychopathology to the Meaning of Life". Athens: Pedio.
  2. Nisiotou I., Vlachou A., Fyssa A. (2009). In "Early Intervention", Editors Kornilaki A., Kypriototakis M., Manolitsis G. (Pediatric Department of Preschool Education, University of Crete) Ed. Disability Support Association "Agios Titos", Heraklion, Crete.
  3. Brain plasticity in childhood. Nisiotou I. (2009). In "Contemporary Issues in Neuropsychology: Early Diagnosis, Evaluation and Intervention". Curator of Karapetsas A. University of Thessaly Publications.
  4. "Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Plastic Arts Education Curriculum for Children with Disabilities" (2009) Arapaki X., Nisiotou I. Volume "Honorable Michalakis Maratheftis", University of Cyprus, Nicosia.
  5. People with mobility difficulties in the Museum. Promoting a different education. Nisiotou I. (2015). In "Culture / Special Education. Access for people with disabilities and / or special educational needs to the natural and cultural environment of museums and archaeological sites ", pp. 222-141. PEGA, University of Thessaly.
  6. Epigenetic factors: how do they affect the developing brain? Nisiotou I. (2018) in "Brain, learning and special education". Scientific Curator of F.M. Vlachos. Gutenberg, Athens7) Cerebral Palsy: Neurobiological data and intervention. Nisiotou I. (2018) in "Brain, learning and special education". Scientific Curator of FM Bumpkin. Gutenberg, Athens
  7. Cerebral Palsy: Neurobiological data and intervention. Nisiotou I. (2018) in "Brain, learning and special education". Scientific Curator of F.M. Vlachos. Gutenberg, Athens

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English, French, Italian

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