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Ms Athina Copters

Degree: PhD (Geography)

Supervisors: Prof R Fox (Geography) and Prof V Karkou (Dance Movement Psychotherapy Edge Hill University, Liverpool)
Degree: PhD (Geography)
Working title of thesis: Dance Movement Psychotherapy and healing from water injustice

Brief biography and PhD Focus:

Hello, my name is Athina Copteros; and I recently completed my Dance Movement Psychotherapy training in
the United Kingdom.  I have an academic background in Applied Drama and Organisational Psychology.  I
have worked in the areas of Education, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Environmental Awareness and dance (from ballet,
to modern to physical theatre to free expressive movement).  I have used workshop theatre in community
contexts to create opportunities for empowerment and greater participation.  I wish to do something similar
as part of my PhD, this time using Dance Movement Psychotherapy that offers a therapeutic space in which
the creative use of dance and movement play a key role in healing and transformation.