Research Projects and COST Actions

Research Projects funded by European and National Funding Agencies

Title Acronym Program Institution Researches Project Budget Duration
Collaborative REsearch on ACute Traumatic brain Injury in intensiVe care medicine in Europe CreaCtive FP7 – Specific programme ‘Health’ University of Nicosia Dr Theodoros Kyprianou €7,032,384



Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming HEAT-Shield H2020 University of Nicosia Dr George Samoutis €6,830,936



IoT based Continuous Environmental Monitoring for Health Analytics SNOWIoT Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation -RESEARCH IN ENTERPRISES University of Nicosia Research Foundation

Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou,

Dr Chloe Antoniou,

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni,

Dr Photos Hadjigeorgiou,

Dr Alexandros Heraclides




Platform for Biosciences and Human Health in Cyprus: MicroCT Enabled and Synchrotron Radiation Enabled Analyses BIOMERA Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation – New Strategic Infrastructure Units – Young Scientists University of Nicosia Research Foundation Dr Dimitrios Kanakis €999,964



Stay on Track: a web platform to help with adhering to prescribed medication SOCIALINO Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation – Social Innovation University of Nicosia Research Foundation Prof Alexia Papageorgiou €99,900



Human induced pluripotent stem cells as an in vitro model of podocyte development and Alport disease HUSMAD Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation -DIDAKTOR University of Nicosia

Dr Christodoulos Xinaris,

Dr Adonis Ioannides




The effect of pharmacology teaching on diverse learners in a problem-based learning medical curriculum PharmPBL Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation – DIDAKTOR University of Nicosia Research Foundation Dr Persoulla Nicolaou €146,066



Curriculum Development using VR technology to enhance empathetic communication skills in future health care professionals EmpathyInHealth Erasmus+ KA203 Strategic Partnerships for higher education University of Nicosia Dr Ourania Kolokotroni,
Prof Alexia Papageorgiou,
Dr Constantina Constantinou



Research Projects funded by The University of Nicosia Medical School Research Seed Fund

Title Acronym Principal Investigator
Concept maps as a novel assessment tool in medical education CANVAS Dr Stella Loizou
EARLY START- a randomised control trial to investigate the effect of a psychoeducational intervention on nutrition in pregnancy and infancy EARLY START Dr Ourania Kolokotroni
Prognostic significance of estrogen receptor B as a novel biomarker responsible for tamoxifen resistance in cypriot breast cancer patients TAMRES Dr Christiana Charalambous
Real time music modification based on biosignals RUMBA Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou

Additional Research Projects at The University of Nicosia Medical School

Title Acronym Principal Investigator Researchers at University of Nicosia Medical School Other academic institituions participating in the project
Medical students’ expectations of the future: a multi-site longitudinal study EXPECT Prof. Dr. Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Technical University of Munich Medical School, Germany.

Dr Constantina Constantinou (Principal Investigator in Cyprus),

Prof Alexia Papageorgiou,

Dr Costas Constantinou,

Dr Adonis Ioannides,

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni,

Ms Sue Chysostomou.

The University of Leeds (UK), Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
An evaluation of an online patient simulation training tool (e-CREST) to improve the clinical decision-making skills of medical students’ e-CREST

Dr Angelos Kassianos (Co-Principal Investigator in the UK/ Senior Research Fellow at UCL, Department of Applied Health Research),

Dr Jessica Sheringham (Co – Principal Investigator in the UK/ Senior Research Fellow at UCL, Department of Applied Health Research).

Prof Alexia Papageorgiou (Local coordinator),

Dr Constantina Constantinou,

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni,

Dr Soulla Nicolaou

Dr Adonis Ioannides

Barts School of Medicine, Queen Mary University, London, UK,

University of East Anglia Medical School, Norwich, UK,

Koc University School of Medicine, Turkey (2016-2018)

Stage at diagnosis and cancer survival in Cyprus: A population-based study of patients diagnosed between 2004 and 2017   Dr Christiana Demetriou, University of Nicosia medical School.

Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Alexandros Heraclides

Dr Constantina Constantinou

The Cyprus Cancer Registry
Frequency specificity of laminar oscillations in monkey primary visual cortex and cross-laminar communication.  

Prinicipal Investigator:Dr Avgis Hadjipapas, University of Nicosia Medical School.

Co-Principal Investigators:Prof. Peter De Weerd, Dr. Mark Roberts Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

  Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Socioeconomic determinants of health behaviours and obesity in the adult Cypriot population   Dr Alexandros Heraclides

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Ministry of Health
Name Code and Title Acronym Duration
Dr Costas Constantinou CA 15122 – Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy ROSEnet 5/4/2016- 4/4/2020
Dr Panayiota Andreou CA15208 – Rationing – Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem RANCARE 20/09/2016- 19/09/2020
Dr Dimitrios Kanakis CA16118 – European Network on Brain Malformations Neuro-MIG 30/3/2017 – 29/3/2021
Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou CA18106 – The neural architecture of consciousness NeuralArchCon 5/4/2019 – 4/4/2023
Dr Constantina Constantinou CA 18117 – European network for Gynaecological rare cancer research: from concept to cure GYNOCARE 12/3/2019- 11/3/2023
Dr Christiana Charalambous CA 18117 – European network for Gynaecological rare cancer research: from concept to cure GYNOCARE 12/3/2019- 11/3/2023
Dr Neophytos Stylianou CA 18118 – Implementation Research Network in Stroke Care Quality IRENE 12/4/2019- 11/4/2023
Dr Christiana Demetriou CA 18208 – Novel tools for test evaluation and disease prevalence estimation HARMONY 4/6/2019- 3/6/2023