Angelos Kassianos holds the position of Lecturer in Health Psychology at the Department of Nursing of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) since January 2022. He is also an Honorary Fellow of UCL in the UK. He holds a degree in Psychology (BSc, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, 2007) with postgraduate and doctoral studies in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey in the UK (2013). During his PhD, he also worked for 3 months in 2012 as an Intern at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. He has worked as a researcher for years in the UK at the University of Southampton (2013), Imperial College London (2013), the University of Cambridge (2013-14) and at UCL (2015-2022) coordinating major research projects in the areas of psycho-oncology, cancer prevention and early diagnosis. In 2015, he won a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholarship and worked for 3 months at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in the USA studying cancer patients' priorities during palliative care. He has also taught as Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus and the University of Turin among others. In 2016, he was a guest speaker at the European Parliament to talk about e-health and in 2017, he emerged as one of the top young European innovative researchers to receive the US Young Transatlantic Innovation Leadership Initiative (YTILI) Scholarship from the US Department of State. In 2018, he received the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Young Researcher Award and in 2020 he was honored with the Young Researcher Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation.
His research interests extend to a wide range of applications of behavioral sciences in health and public health using a mixed methodology (quantitative, qualitative, meta-analysis). His research falls on the development and evaluation of innovative intervention programs using technology, on understanding the determinants of health-related behaviors such as vaccination, breastfeeding, exercise and smoking, adherence to pharmacotherapy and psycho-oncology. He also investigates teaching clinical reasoning skills through interactive tools using online patient simulations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Health Psychology Society, the Prevention and Intervention Board of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) and the EORTC Quality of Life Group where he is an active member. He is vice president of the Public Health Committee of the Parallel Parliament since 2019. He has published extensively in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences, while since 2019 he is the Associate Editor of the scientific journal Quality of Life Research (IF: 4,147).