Julianna Photopoulos is a freelance science journalist, who writes for various outlets including New Scientist, Nature, SciDev.Net, and Horizon magazine, among others. She has also produced and presented the award-winning radio programme Vértice in Mexico and has been involved in numerous film productions for the BBC Natural History Unit and The Royal Institution of Great Britain. In 2018, she was the first science journalist from the Balkans (Greece) to have been awarded the EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters and was a nominee for the European Writer of the Year Award. Julianna holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Crete, an MRes in Molecular Genetics from the University of Barcelona and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England. In 2019, she completed the Summer Investigative Reporting Course under the prestigious Stavros Niarchos Foundation fellowship at Columbia University, USA.
Contributor: Julianna Photopoulos
How the coronavirus pandemic is changing us
These stressful and unprecedented circumstances we are living in due to the current pandemic have a deep internal effect on us, which is altering who we are as individuals, our relationships with others, and how we perceive our place in society. Even our brain's hippocampus may have shrunk — but are these changes in our brains and behaviour short-term effects or could they change us and society more profoundly?
Prof. Elias Mossialos: “Transparency is vital to the management of responses to health crises”
Interview on COVID-19 with Professor Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, Head of the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Director of LSE Health, UK, and Chief Adviser to the Greek Government on the COVID-19 pandemic. How was Greece’s successful COVID-19 response organised? Elias ...
COVID-19: how our behaviour can help stop the coronavirus
The spread of infectious diseases is linked with human behaviour, so behavioural science could be used to inform effective modelling and communication strategies to reduce transmission and contain COVID-19.
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Enny Das about health communication and persuasion
Interview with Professor Enny Das, Professor of Communication and Persuasion, and Principle Investigator of the Persuasive Communication Research Group of the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. How can the public be motivated and persuaded through health and risk communication to take effective responsive and preventative actions, such as physical distancing, and how ...
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Susan Michie about behaviour change amid COVID-19
Interview with Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London (UCL), and a member of the UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavioural Science (SPI-B): 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). How does people’s behaviour affect the spread and containment of an infectious disease, such as COVID-19? ...