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Stelina Kanaki

  • PhD student


Thesis supervisors

Research topic

My thesis' primary focus is to investigate whether Instagram content shapes users' food choices.

Research interests

My research is interdisciplinary and falls into the general area of psychology, consumer behaviour, social marketing and transformative research. My PhD work is focusing on eating behaviour, mindfulness, wellbeing and social media. I am also interested in research aiming to understand mental health and especially, social and learning difficulties among university students.


My academic background includes computer science and psychology studies. Prior to the PhD, I have worked as a counselling psychologist at NHS and Universities in Greece and in the UK. I specialise in anxiety, developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD, social communication and sexual identity. I have also worked in various research roles in clinical settings evaluating assessments and interventions. Finally, I teach and supervise dissertations in psychology and management schools.


  • Chrysochoou, E., Kanaki, S. and Vivas, A.B., 2020. Executive functions in French-Greek early bilinguals: In search of the suggested bilingual advantage. Psychology: the Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society.












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Stelina Kanaki
PhD student
School for Business and Society
University of York