Constantina Panourgia

Dr Constantina Panourgia

  • 01202 964046
  • cpanourgia at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer
  • Poole House P251, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I graduated from the University of Crete (Greece) with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2001. For two years I worked as a psychologist and then I obtained a MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2004) from King’s College (University of London). I went on to work as a mental health worker and research assistant before studying for a PhD in Psychology (completed in 2013) at the Institute of Education (University of London).

Since 2009, I have been teaching in Higher Education Institutions (Institute of Education, University of Chichester). Before moving to Bournemouth University (January 2014), I worked for one and a half years as a postdoctoral research fellow (University of Portsmouth) on an EEF (Education Endowment Fund) project examining the effect of Implicit Theories of Intelligence in children’s academic achievement.


My principle area of research has been focused on the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage and adverse life events on children’s and adolescent’s psychological adjustment. I am interested in identifying protective factors underlying the relationship between risk and resilience and uncovering the processes through which children and adolescents acquire the capacity for resilience. The goal of my research is to provide researchers, schools and practitioners with a helpful tool to identify at-risk children and youth and to implement the most suitable preventions and interventions that aim to promote positive outcomes and development.

Journal Articles

  • Panourgia, C. and Comoretto, A., 2017. Do cognitive distortions explain the longitudinal relationship between life adversity and emotional and behavioural problems in secondary school children? STRESS AND HEALTH, 33 (5), 590-599.
  • Flouri, E. and Panourgia, C., 2014. Negative automatic thoughts and emotional and behavioural problems in adolescence. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19 (1), 45-51.
  • Flouri, E., Mavroveli, S. and Panourgia, C., 2013. The role of general cognitive ability in moderating the relation of adverse life events to emotional and behavioural problems. Br J Psychol, 104 (1), 130-139.
  • Flouri, E. and Panourgia, C., 2012. The role of nonverbal cognitive ability in the association of adverse life events with dysfunctional attitudes and hopelessness in adolescence. Arch Psychiatr Nurs, 26 (5), 411-419.
  • Flouri, E. and Panourgia, C., 2011. Adverse life events and emotional and behavioral problems in adolescence: the role of non-verbal cognitive ability and negative cognitive errors. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 39 (5), 695-709.
  • Flouri, E. and Panourgia, C., 2011. Gender differences in the pathway from adverse life events to adolescent emotional and behavioural problems via negative cognitive errors. Br J Dev Psychol, 29 (Pt 2), 234-252.


Profile of Teaching UG

  • Final Year Project Supervision
  • Educational Psychology (Level H, Unit Leader)
  • Developmental Psychology (Level I)


  • The relationship between family socio-economic disadvantage and children's well-being in the Millennium Cohort Study. (Centre for Education Research in Equalities, Policy and Pedagogy (CEREPP), University of Roehampton, 02 Apr 2012). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • UEL, External adviser (2015-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Festival of Learning, BU:Off campus event organised in collaboration with Action for Children


  • Society for Educational Studies, Member,
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