Associate Professor at the Department of Social Administration and Political Science
Democritus University of Thrace
Sevasti Chatzifotiou is a Social Worker, Κοινωνική Λειτουργός, Associate Professor of Social Work at the Department of Social Administration and Political Science of D.U.TH. She concluded her master level studies at the Universities Bradford (M.A.) and Manchester (M.Res. και PhD) of England with dissertation title: “Domestic Violence Against Women in Greece and England” (1999).
From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the same University and from 2001 to 2005 she served as an assistant professor at the Department of Social Work at the TEI of Crete. From 2005 on she works at the Social Administration and Political Science Deprtment of Democritus University of Thrace. Her research fields of interest relate to domestic violence in Greece and abroad. Her teaching interests include social research methodology issues, domestic violence – victims and offenders, Ethics and code of conduct in Social Work, etc. He has published the book “Domestic violence against women and children: Conclusions and Challenges for Social Work” Tzolas publications [Greek] (2005), translated and edited the book “Ethics and Values in Social Work” (Sarah Banks) Guttenberg publications (2015).
She has taken part in a great number of research programs on the comparative nature of the phenomenon of violence and abuse against women and children and has published articles in greek and international journals regarding the subject.
She cooperated with Frederick University of Cyprus as a visitor professor of Social Work on the cognitive area Social Work and Domestic Violence, as well as with Northampton University in England at the School of Health and Society, Department of Criminology, where she teaches and cooperates in issues of service and social work provision and policy on family violence victims. Also, she cooperated in the organization of services in specialized units for prevention and treatment of the violence phenomenon.