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Maria Avgoulas Associate Lecturer, Public Health

Dr Maria-Irini Avgoulas is currently Associate Lecturer /Deputy Course Advisor - BHSc: Public Health and Rehabilitation Majors 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, and an affiliate member of the Emerging Research Group on Language and Wellbeing at Deakin University. Dr Avgoulas is 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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