BSc in Psychology – Panteion University, GR
MSc in Clinical Psychology – Leiden University, NL
MSc in Health Psychology – Leiden University, NL
PhD in Clinical/Experimental Psychology – Panteion University, GR
Registered Psychologist, Hellenic Republic Public Health Sector
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) – Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Dr Ioannis Angelakis received his PhD summa cum laude in Psychology at Panteion University (Athens, Greece). He has a range of clinical and research experience working with people with mental health problems, including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety. His research interests focus on examining the impact of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and depression on suicidality and self-harm, understanding the effects of adverse childhood experiences on the development, maintenance and/or exacerbation of mental health conditions, and investigating and refining therapeutic approaches for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders and depression. He is currently Associate Professor in Psychology and Coordinator of the Behaviour Therapy Service at the University of South Wales, where he teaches modules on research methods, clinical and health psychology.
Coordinator of the Behaviour Therapy Clinic at the University of South Wales
Angelakis, I., & Gooding, P. (2020). A novel tool showing that perceptions of adverse social relationships in childhood were linked with mental health problems and suicidal experiences: Validation of the English version of the History of Social Punishment (HoSP) scale. Psychiatry Research, 285, 112807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112807
Angelakis, I., Austin, J.L., & Gooding, P. (2020). Childhood maltreatment and suicide attempts in prisoners: a systematic meta-analytic review. Psychological Medicine, 50, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1017/ S0033291719002848
Angelakis, I., & Gooding, P. (2019). Obsessive-compulsive disorder and suicidal experiences: The role of experiential avoidance. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12593
Angelakis, I, Gillespie, E. L., & Panagioti, M. (2019). Childhood maltreatment and adult suicidality: A comprehensive systematic review with meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 49(7), 1057-1078. https://doi.org/ 10.1017/S0033291718003823
Angelakis, I., Lewis, V., Austin, J. L. & Panagioti, M. (2018). Examining the effects of punishment schedule density on the development and maintenance of avoidance and safety behaviors: Implications for exposure therapies. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2018). The effects of the non-contingent presentation of safety signals on the elimination of safety behaviors: An experimental comparison between individuals with low and high obsessive-compulsive profiles. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 56, 100-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.12.005
Angelakis, I., Austin, J. L., Slater, C., & Roderique-Davies, G. (2018). Experiencing adverse social relationships: The development and validation of a self-report scale that measures individuals’ histories of social punishment (HoSP). Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-017-9641-7
Panagioti, M., Angelakis, I., Tarrier, N., & Gooding, P. (2017). A prospective investigation of the impact of distinct posttraumatic (PTSD) symptom clusters on suicidal ideation. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 41, 645-653. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-016-9829-2
Angelakis, I., Panagioti, M., & Austin, J. (2017). Factor structure and validation of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI- R) in a Greek non-clinical sample. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 39, 164-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-016-9575-5
Angelakis, I., Panagioti, M., & Austin, J. (2017). Erratum to: Factor structure and validation of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI- R) in a Greek non-clinical sample. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-016-9580-8
Angelakis, I., Gooding, P., & Panagioti, M. (2016). Suicidality in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): A systematic review with meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 49, 55-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2016.08.002
Angelakis, I., Gooding, P., Tarrier, N., & Panagioti, M. (2015). Suicidality in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 39, 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2015.03.002
Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2015b). Aversive events as positive reinforcers: An investigation of avoidance and safety signals in humans. The Psychological Record, 65, 627-635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40732-015-0133-4
Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2015a). Maintenance of safety behaviors via response-produced stimuli. Behavior Modification, 39, 932-954. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/0145445515610314
Angelakis, I., & Mellon, R. C. (2013). Psychotic and obsessive-compulsive behavior in the community: Common features with a personal history of social punishment. In A. Tsamparli & K. Kounenou (Eds.). Subjects of Community and Clinical Psychology (pp. 137-151). Athens: Papazisis Publishing.
Angelakis, I. (2012). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An experimental analysis of its relation to punishment, negative reinforcement and safety signals. Panteion University. http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/eadd/29849
Mellon, R. C., & Angelakis, I. (2010). Perfectionism and compulsiveness in relation to career indecisiveness: Empirical analysis and implications for counseling. Review of Counseling – Guidance, 90-91, 181-193.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Editorial Board, Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment
Reviewer, Psychological Medicine; Psychological Assessment; Assessment; Behavior Therapy; Journal of Affective Disorders; Cognitive Therapy & Research; Journal of Clinical Psychology; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; Child Abuse & Neglect; BMC Psychiatry; Child Psychiatry & Human Development; International Journal for Nursing Studies; Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; Behavioral Analysis in Practice; European Journal of Behavior Analysis
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours in obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and depression; the link between adverse childhood experiences and suicidal acts;
- Adverse childhood experiences and their relation to the development, maintenance and/or exacerbation of mental health disorders;
- Investigating and refining therapeutic approaches for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (e.g, exposure therapy and response prevention) and depression.
- Psychological treatments for ameliorating the impact of adverse childhood experiences.
Recent Research Projects:
1. Adverse Social Experiences & their relation to anxiety and related disorders.
2. Assessing the Relative Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Components for Treating Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Adults (PhD Project). For more infirmation, please visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJO951/phd-studentship-psychology/
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