Eva Stamou is a Dr of Psychology, a writer, and an opinion columnist. Her academic titles include a BA in Psychology & Philosophy, an MA in Philosophy, an MSc in Counselling Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology. In 2012, she continued her research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she completed her monograph on Ageing and Female Identity in Midlife (New York: Scholars' Press, 2013). Since 2007, she runs her Counselling Practice in Athens, where she offers individual and couple therapy. Her previous career as a Psychologist includes Counselling at Bootham Psychiatric Hospital, and she has taught “Psychiatric Ethics” at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Manchester. She is an opinion columnist for “Athens Voice” and “Protagon”; she also has appearances on TV and Radio programmes on mental health issues. Her fiction writings include the novels Maneuvers (2004), Decaffeine (2005), Addiction (2011), and the short-stories collection Midday Encounters (2009); her critical essay The Deluge of Chick-Lit was published by Gutenberg in 2014; she has participated to various international festivals, more recently at the University of Copenhagen (2014), and at Vilnius Book Festival (2015).