National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

From science to policy and practice: Key factors for successful implementation of innovations

Short Bio

Dr. Chryse (Sissy) Hatzichristou is Professor of School Psychology, Chair of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Graduate School Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as Director of the Laboratory of School Psychology. She carried out her graduate studies in human development and school psychology at Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley and she has worked at Max-Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin. Her primary research interests and work include mental health and resilience promotion in school communities, support of psychosocial adjustment of at-risk and vulnerable groups of students and families, development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs in schools, school-based consultation, crisis intervention and cross-cultural and transnational issues in school psychology. Dr. Hatzichristou is the President-elect of the International School Psychology Association, member of the Executive Board of Trainers of School Psychologists, USA and the Graduate Education Committee of the National Association of School Psychologists, USA and of several other boards. She has received numerous awards including the ISPA Outstanding International Scholar Award (2010) and the International School Psychology Distinguished Services Award (2019).