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Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos

Psychologist, Vic

Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and an Accredited Principle Clinical Psychology Supervisor by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority. He is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, a full member of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) and a member of the EADP early researchers’ union. He has a worked as a Senior Lecturer of Clinical Psychology in Federation University and currently he teaches at the Cairnmillar Institute. He is the leader of the Gaming Research Group in Federation University Australia.

As expert in internet and gaming addiction, Dr Stavropoulos has served as the Scientific Supervisor of the department of Problematic Internet use of the Psychiatric hospital of Attica, in Greece and has presented his research findings to the public, academia and the media across Greece and Australia. He is an established researcher in the field of gaming addiction and has published in peer-reviewed journals. His publications include 10 (topic specific) peer-reviewed journal articles and over 20 international conference presentations. His significant experience and notable achievements in the area have enabled him to strengthen an international reputation as Internet and Internet gaming addiction expert. Dr Stavropoulos research on Internet addiction behaviors’ has been funded by the European and Greek National funds and Federation University Awards.


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