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Maria Avgoulas Associate Lecturer, Rehabilitation Counselling

Dr Maria-Irini Avgoulas is currently Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Maria-Irini is also part of The Food for Life, Health and Performance Research Group in the Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and Building Healthy Communities (RFA) at La Trobe University. Dr Avgoulas is Academic Member of ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research), also a member of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria.

Maria-Irini's previous clinical experience includes several years of working in health (acute hospital settings and in-patient psychiatry). She was also employed for a number of years with Centrelink, an Australian Government statutory agency.

Maria-Irini's areas of research expertise and interests are Culture and health; Cultural Psychology; Psychology of religion; transcultural Psychology, and Culture and sport.

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