Dr. Livanou is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist. Her expertise lies in the fields of CBT, psychological trauma and emotional resilience. She developed her clinical skills in variety of settings, including the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London), the Traumatic Stress Service of Maudsley Hospital (London), University College of London and St. Luke’s Woodside Hospital (London) and the Center for Anxiety Research & Therapy (Athens, Greece). She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adults with anxiety, trauma and stressor-related disorders, depression and OCD spectrum disorders. In addition, she has conducted research in post-war and post-disaster regions, examining the psychological impact of mass-trauma and the effectiveness of brief treatments for trauma survivors with PTSD and / or traumatic grief.
Teaching mainly for post-graduate programmes (MSc Psychological Wellbeing in Practice, MSc Clinical Skills in Integrative Psychotherapy, Professional Doctorate)
Supervision of PhD students.
SE. Cooper, S. Parry, M. Livanou, D. Sculthorpe (2019). Exploring men's attitudes to mental fitness through sportspeople's lived experience. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 8(4), pp.175-180.
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. 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. Livanou, M. Başoǧlu (2007). Earthquakes, Stress Effects of. pp.871-875.
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.
M. Livanou (2001). Psychological treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder: An overview. International Review of Psychiatry. 13(3), pp.181-188.
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.
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.
Project themes / initiatives:
-The impact of listening to trauma stories
-Psychological preparedness for trauma
-Prevention of domestic violence
-Attitutes and public PTSD literacy
-Traumatic brain injury and parenting
-Effectiveness of communications props during University induction
-The involvement of simulated-patients in the clinical training
-Bereavement and Traumatic Grief: Phenomenology, diagnostics, predictors, and effective treatment.