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SPILEA collaborates with organizations and institutions in research projects aiming to understand and monitor issues related to mental health, burnout, work-related stress as well promote cultural intelligence and collaboration within the organizations.

Dr. Iro Fragkaki has extensive experience in research and has worked in academia as well as research institutions. She also has a unique insight into cross-cultural issues that stem from her personal experience as an expat as well as her psychological knowledge. Her research goal is to shed light on mental health issues, fight the stigma, and promote multi-cultural collaboration.

If you want to book an introductory appointment to discuss possibilities for research projects, go to Book Online.

The first introductory appointment is free of charge.

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Selected Publications:

  • Fragkaki, I., Glennon, J.C., & Cima, M. (2020). Salivary oxytocin after oxytocin administration: Examining the moderating role of childhood trauma. Biological Psychology, 154, 107903. Doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2020.107903

  • Fragkaki, I., & Cima, M. (2019). The oxytocin effect on empathy and emotion recognition in residential youth: A randomized, within-subjects trial. Hormones and Behavior, 114, 104561. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104561

  • Fragkaki, I., Cima, M., & Granic, I. (2018). The role of trauma in the hormonal interplay of cortisol, testosterone, and oxytocin in adolescent aggression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 88, 24-37. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.11.005

  • Fragkaki, I., Weijman, E.L., & Cima, M. (2019). Dissociation and psychopathology in residential youth: A brief report. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 20(5), 594-602. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2019.1597816

  • Fragkaki, I., Cima, M., Verhagen, M., Maciejewski, D.F., Boks, M.P., van Lier, P.A.C., Koot, H.M., Branje, S.J.T., & Meeus, W.H.J. (2019). Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) and deviant peer affiliation: A gene - environment interaction in adolescent antisocial behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(1), 86-101. doi: 10.1007/s10964-018-0939-x


  • Fragkaki, I., Stins, J., Roelofs, K., Jongedijk, R.A., & Hagenaars, M.A. (2016). Tonic immobility differentiates stress responses in PTSD. Brain and Behavior, e00546. doi: 10.1002/brb3.546

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