Dr Evridiki Papastavrou, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN is an Assistant Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Nursing and she has a long experience as an Educator, Consultant and Chair of the Cyprus Regulatory body for Nursing and Midwifery. She holds a BSc degree in Public Administration, an MSc in Nursing (University of Mannchester) and a PhD in Nursing (University of Athens). Dr Papastavrou is a recipient of 9 major research grants (1 EU funded (COST action, http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15208) 5 externally funded and 3 funded by the Cyprus University of Technology) as a main proposer, a coordinator and principal investigator. Her research interest focuses on two main directions: a) the aspect of care as a multidimensional and complex phenomenon and b) the effects of care of chronically ill patients on their family carers, especially in dementia care. As regards the first direction of care, she studies nurse caring behaviours and individualised care as related to patient outcomes; the environment of care, inter-professional collaboration and issues influencing the delivery of care such (e.g. perceptions of the professional environment, the ethical climate, organizational culture, the clinical learning environment, critical thinking and decision making processes); nursing care rationing and care prioritization as a multidimensional and international problem (e.g. from the organisational, decision-making, clinical, ethical and moral aspect). The second direction of research is related to carers and combines the effects of care of chronically ill patients on their families, with phenomena like caregiver burden, psychiatric morbidity, quality of life and coping with care. Care giver burden has been studied in families of patients with cancer, schizophrenia and dementia. Additionally, dementia care-giver burden is explored in relation of the social capital. Dementia care is also explored within the hospital setting environment with aspects such as delirium, dementia care knowledge and attitudes and the aspect of dignity for dementia patients.
Dr Papastavrou has a record of 108 publications in peer reviewed Journals (of which 82 are indexed in Google Scholar, 52 are indexed in PUBMED and many are published in the Greek language in peer reviewed National Journals from Cyprus and Greece).The bibliometrics of her work are: h-index 17, i10-index 25 (accessed 6.02.2016, https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-OpfqNQAAAAJ&hl=en)