Despina Bolanis

Despina Bolanis, BSc (Hons)

Research Coordinator

Despina graduated from Concordia University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Psychology. During her undergraduate studies, Despina completed her Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Michael Conway in the Social Psychology Laboratory. Her thesis examined the role of non-verbal behaviour in the interpretation of anger, assertiveness, and warmth. Currently, Despina is working as the Sleep Laboratory Coordinator for the “Coupling of neural oscillations in sleep, in relation to cognition, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease” project. Concurrent with her work with Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu, Despina also works alongside Dr. Jean-Philippe Gouin in the Stress, Health, and Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory at Concordia University. Here, she coordinates a study that examines cardiovascular health and well-being in adolescents that demonstrate symptoms of depression. In addition to coordinating these projects, Despina aids in the data collection for Concordia’s Family Well-Being Project. Building from this diverse undergraduate research experience, Despina is in pursuit of graduate training in clinical psychology, with a primary focus in developing expertise in the areas of health and intervention-focused research.

Determinants of health; Intervention-focused research; Interpersonal functioning; Coping strategies; Mood disturbances; Depression

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Conway, M., Bolanis, D., Leclerc, J., Chiovitti, S., Tran, S., Roddick, C., McLaughlin, K., & Giannopoulos, C. (2017). On perceiving low level anger from others’ low and high extremes of nonverbal  involvement. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Biography

Despina graduated from Concordia University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Psychology. During her undergraduate studies, Despina completed her Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Michael Conway in the Social Psychology Laboratory. Her thesis examined the role of non-verbal behaviour in the interpretation of anger, assertiveness, and warmth. Currently, Despina is working as the Sleep Laboratory Coordinator for the “Coupling of neural oscillations in sleep, in relation to cognition, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease” project. Concurrent with her work with Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu, Despina also works alongside Dr. Jean-Philippe Gouin in the Stress, Health, and Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory at Concordia University. Here, she coordinates a study that examines cardiovascular health and well-being in adolescents that demonstrate symptoms of depression. In addition to coordinating these projects, Despina aids in the data collection for Concordia’s Family Well-Being Project. Building from this diverse undergraduate research experience, Despina is in pursuit of graduate training in clinical psychology, with a primary focus in developing expertise in the areas of health and intervention-focused research.

Research interests

Determinants of health; Intervention-focused research; Interpersonal functioning; Coping strategies; Mood disturbances; Depression

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Peer-reviewed publications

  • Conway, M., Bolanis, D., Leclerc, J., Chiovitti, S., Tran, S., Roddick, C., McLaughlin, K., & Giannopoulos, C. (2017). On perceiving low level anger from others’ low and high extremes of nonverbal  involvement. Manuscript submitted for publication.