Professor Constantinos Phellas is the Vice Rector for Faculty and Research at the University of Nicosia. Prof. Phellas received an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the University of Warwick, UK and an MSc in Advanced Social Research Methods and Statistics from City University London, UK. In 1998, Prof. Phellas obtained his PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of Essex, UK.
Prof. Phellas has nearly two decades of teaching experience both in the UK and Cyprus and has been involved in several research projects funded by the Cyprus Research Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Health, as well as, the European Commission. Since 2004, he has served as the Executive Director of the Cyprus Medical Research Institute (NGO) which aims to improve understanding of the social and psychological processes and mechanism which influence the physical, psychological and mental health and well being of the Cypriot population. He is also the Executive Director of the Cyprus Gerontological Research Center (NGO).
Between 2008 and 2011, he was Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law at the University of Nicosia. He has served as a consultant to various organizations including, among others, the World Health Organisation (WHO), Europa Donna Cyprus, the Cyprus Ministry of Health, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre.
Prof. Phellas also serves as an Evaluator for European Funding Agencies and holds various official European and Governmental appointments; among others, he is the Chairperson of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee. Prof. Phellas has published extensively and has attended several international conferences as an invited speaker.