I did my undergraduate studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and my post-graduate studies at the University College of London and the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College of London).
I joined MMU in 2013. Between 2005 and 2013 I worked in Greece, as Head of Department of Psychology and Senior Lecturer in Psychology in different Higher Education institutions. Concurrently, I was doing clinical work in the Center for Anxiety Research and Therapy. From 1995 to 2005 I worked as a CBT therapist in King's College London (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychological Treatment Unit and Traumatic Stress Service of Maudsley Hospital). In addition, I conducted research both in the NHS and in various post-war and post-disaster regions around the world, examining the psychological consequences of trauma and testing the effectiveness of brief psychological interventions for the survivors. .
- Posttraumatic stress disorder & effective treatments for survivors
- Resilience / Vulnerability to Stress
- Development of brief, cost-effective psychological treatments
- Mechanisms of improvement in cognitive-behavioural treatment
- Bereavement and Traumatic Grief: Phenomenology, diagnostics, predictors, and effective treatment.
I. Sangeorzan, P. Andriopoulou, M. Livanou (2019). Exploring the experiences of people vlogging about severe mental illness on YouTube: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. J Affect Disord. 246, pp.422-428.
M. Livanou, M. Başoǧlu (2010). Earthquakes, Stress Effects of. pp.871-875.
M. Başoğlu, E. Salcioğlu, M. Livanou (2009). Single-case experimental studies of a self-help manual for traumatic stress in earthquake survivors. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 40(1), pp.50-58.
M. Başoǧlu, M. Livanou (2008). Torture, culture, war zone exposure, and posttraumatic stress disorder criterion A's bracket creep - Reply . Archives of General Psychiatry. 65(1), pp.116-117.
E. Salcoğlu, M. Başoğlu, M. Livanou (2008). Psychosocial determinants of relocation in survivors of the 1999 earthquake in Turkey. J Nerv Ment Dis. 196(1), pp.55-61.
E. Salcioğlu, M. Başoğlu, M. Livanou (2007). Effects of live exposure on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of reduced behavioral avoidance in improvement. Behav Res Ther. 45(10), pp.2268-2279.
E. Salcioglu, M. Basoglu, M. Livanou (2007). Post-traumatic stress disorder and comorbid depression among survivors of the 1999 earthquake in Turkey. Disasters. 31(2), pp.115-129.
M. Başoğlu, M. Livanou, C. Crnobarić (2007). Torture vs other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment: is the distinction real or apparent?. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 64(3), pp.277-285.
M. Başoglu, E. Salcioglu, M. Livanou (2007). A randomized controlled study of single-session behavioural treatment of earthquake-related post-traumatic stress disorder using an earthquake simulator. Psychol Med. 37(2), pp.203-213.
M. Başoglu, M. Livanou, C. Crnobarić, T. Francisković, E. Suljić, et al. (2005). Psychiatric and cognitive effects of war in former yugoslavia: association of lack of redress for trauma and posttraumatic stress reactions. JAMA. 294(5), pp.580-590.
M. Livanou, Y. Kasvikis, M. Başoğlu, P. Mytskidou, V. Sotiropoulou, et al. (2005). Earthquake-related psychological distress and associated factors 4 years after the Parnitha earthquake in Greece. Eur Psychiatry. 20(2), pp.137-144.
M. Başoğlu, E. Salcioğlu, M. Livanou, D. Kalender, G. Acar (2005). Single-session behavioral treatment of earthquake-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized waiting list controlled trial. J Trauma Stress. 18(1), pp.1-11.
M. Başoğlu, C. Kiliç, E. Salcioğlu, M. Livanou (2004). Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid depression in earthquake survivors in Turkey: an epidemiological study. J Trauma Stress. 17(2), pp.133-141.
M. Başoğlu, S. Ekblad, S. Bäärnhielm, M. Livanou (2004). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of tortured asylum seekers: a case study. J Anxiety Disord. 18(3), pp.357-369.
M. Başoğlu, M. Livanou, E. Salcioğlu, D. Kalender (2003). A brief behavioural treatment of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in earthquake survivors: results from an open clinical trial. Psychol Med. 33(4), pp.647-654.
M. Başoğlu, M. Livanou, E. Salcioğlu (2003). A single session with an earthquake simulator for traumatic stress in earthquake survivors. Am J Psychiatry. 160(4), pp.788-790.
E. Salcioglu, M. Basoglu, M. Livanou (2003). Long-term psychological outcome for non-treatment-seeking earthquake survivors in Turkey. J Nerv Ment Dis. 191(3), pp.154-160.
M. Livanou, M. Başoğlu, E. Salcioğlu, D. Kalendar (2002). Traumatic stress responses in treatment-seeking earthquake survivors in Turkey. J Nerv Ment Dis. 190(12), pp.816-823.
M. Başoğlu, E. Salcioğlu, M. Livanou (2002). Traumatic stress responses in earthquake survivors in Turkey. J Trauma Stress. 15(4), pp.269-276.
M. Livanou, M. Başoglu, IM. Marks, SP. De, H. Noshirvani, et al. (2002). Beliefs, sense of control and treatment outcome in post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychol Med. 32(1), pp.157-165.
M. Başoğlu, E. Salcioğlu, M. Livanou, M. Ozeren, T. Aker, et al. (2001). A study of the validity of a screening instrument for traumatic stress in earthquake survivors in Turkey. J Trauma Stress. 14(3), pp.491-509.
K. Lovell, IM. Marks, H. Noshirvani, S. Thrasher, M. Livanou (2001). DO COGNITIVE AND EXPOSURE TREATMENTS IMPROVE VARIOUS PTSD SYMPTOMS DIFFERENTLY? A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY. 29(1), pp.107-112.
M. Livanou (2001). Psychological treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder: An overview. International Review of Psychiatry. 13(3), pp.181-188.
I. Marks, K. Lovell, H. Noshirvani, M. Livanou, S. Thrasher (1998). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder by exposure and/or cognitive restructuring: a controlled study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 55(4), pp.317-325.
M. Başoğlu, S. Mineka, M. Paker, T. Aker, M. Livanou, et al. (1997). Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture. Psychol Med. 27(6), pp.1421-1433.
M. Başoğlu, I. Marks, M. Livanou, R. Swinson (1997). Double-blindness procedures, rater blindness, and ratings of outcome. Observations from a controlled trial. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 54(8), pp.744-748.
SM. Thrasher, K. Lovell, M. Noshirvani, M. Livanou (1996). Cognitive restructuring in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder - Two single cases. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 3(2), pp.137-148.
EŞ. Metin Başoğlu, M. Livanou (2009). Advances in Our Understanding of Earthquake Trauma and Its Treatment: a Self-Help Model of Mental Health Care for Survivors. In: Mental Health and Disasters. Cambridge University Press, pp.396-418.
Reviewer for several scientific journals, including the Lancet, British Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Affective Disorders, Behaviour Research & Therapy, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Anxiety Stress & Coping, International Journal of Psychology, Social Science & Medicine, International Journal of Clinical Practice, and others.
Consultant in Mental Health Research and Practice for private companies or governmental bodies (since 2011).