Curriculum Vitae (english)

Date of birth: 22 October 1946 in Germasoja/Cyprus


1958: Completion of secondary school (degree „excellent“)
1958–1964: Humanist grammar school in Limassol/Cyprus
1964: School leaving exam (degree „excellent“)
1964–1972: Medical studies at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki/Greece
1972: University degree (“excellent”)


1973– 1979: Scientific co-worker at the neuro-psychiatric hospital of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz/Germany
 1977: Doctor degree of medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with „magna cum laude“. Subject of his thesis: „Psychopathology of beginning cerebral atrophy“.
 1978: Certificate of specialisation in psychiatry and neurology
 1980: Postdoctoral qualification at the Medical Department of the University of Cologne. Venia legendi for psychiatry, psychotherapy and neurology. Subject of the postdoctoral thesis: „Structure and dynamics of the organic melancholia“
1980– 1983:  Associated Professor at the Psychiatric Department of the University of Cologne/Germany
1983– 1985:  Professor for Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Cologne/Germany
1985– 1992: Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychopathology at the University of Bonn/Germany
1992– 2012: Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg/Germany