PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), BEd, BSc, FRCSLT, MCSP,  SRP, ASHA Fellow


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  • 1996-2002       Institute of Neurology, University College London
                              Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Neurology 
  • 1994- 1995      St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London
                               Master of Sciences in Health Sciences
  • 1989-1993       University College London – National Hospital’s College of Speech Sciences.
                              Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) in Speech Sciences – Speech & Language Therapy
  • 1987-1988       Pedagogical Academy of Thessaloniki
                               Bachelor of Education
  • 1984-1987       Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, School of Health and Social welfare, Department of Physiotherapy.
                               Bachelor of Sciences in Physiotherapy


Aphasia and related acquired language disorders
Voice Disorders
Voice disorders in performing arts
Communication Disorders in Oncological patients



  • SLT_106 Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology
  • SLT_405 Voice Disorders
  • SLT_504 Aphasia and Related Communication Disorders
  • SLT_602 Acquired Cognitive-Linguistic Communication Disorders

Honors and Awards

2008 –  Fellow of the Royal College of Speech & LanguageTherapist (FRCSLT), UK για την συνεισφορά μου στο επάγγελμα της Λογοθεραπείας

2013 – Certificate of merit from American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for my contribution as member of theeditorial board of the journal “ASHA Perspectives Special Interest Group 17 on Global Issues”

2014 – Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

2018 – Meritorious Poster Award ASHA Convention

2020 – Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Other appointments

  • Visiting Professor of the ENT University Clinic of the Medical School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens


  • Aphasiology
  • Seminars in Speech and Language
  • Communication Disorders Quarterly
  • Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders ( Official journal of the The Korean Association of Speech-Language Pathologists)



  • Papathanasiou I. & Coppens P. (ed) (2021) Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders. Johns and Bartlett Learning Publications 3rd edition.
  • Papathanasiou I, Coppens P, Potagas C (2012): “Aphasia and related communication disorders”, Johns and Bartlett Publications, Boston , MA
  • Papathanasiou I, Coppens P, (2016): “Aphasia and related communication disorders”, Johns and Bartlett Publications, Boston , MA 2nd edition
  • Papathanasiou I., de Blesser R. (2003): The Sciences of aphasia: From therapy to theory, Elsevier publishers, Oxford
  • Papathanasiou I., (2000): Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Clinical Perspective, Whurr Publishers, London.

Recent peer reviewed publications

  • Code C, Papathanasiou I, Rubio-Bruno S, de la Paz Cabana M , Villanueva MM,  Haaland-Johansen L,  Prizl-Jakovac T, Leko A, Zemva N, Patterson R, Berry R, Rochon E, Leonard C and Robert A (2016) “International patterns of the public awareness of aphasia”, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders Volume 51, Issue 3, : 276–284
  • Kladouchou V,  Papathanasiou I,  Efstratiadou EA, Christaki V, Hilari K (In press): “Treatment Integrity of Elaborated Semantic Feature Analysis Aphasia Therapy Delivered in Individual and Group SettingsInternational Journal of Language & Communication Disorders  Vol 52(6):733-749 DOI:10.1111/1460-6984.12311
  • Efstratiadou, E.A., Papathanasiou, I., Holland, R., Archonti, A., & Hilari, K. (2018). A Systematic Review of Semantic Feature Analysis Therapy Studies for Aphasia. Journal Of Speech Language And Hearing Research, 61(5), 1261-1278. doi: 10.1044/2018_jslhr-l-16-0330
  • Papathanasiou I (2018): International classification of functioning, Disability and Health and Clinical Education , Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups SiG 17, Vol 3 (part 2) p 93-98
  • Efstratiadou EA, Papathanasiou I, Holland R, Varlokosta S & Hilari K (2019): Efficacy of elaborated semantic features analysis in Aphasia: a quasi-randomised controlled trial, Aphasiology, 33:12, 1482-503,OI: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1571558
  • Marian C. Brady, Myzoon Ali, Kathryn VandenBerg, Linda J. Williams, Louise R. Williams, Masahiro Abo, Frank Becker, Audrey Bowen, Caitlin Brandenburg, Caterina Breitenstein, Stefanie Bruehl, David A. Copland, Tamara B. Cranfill, Marie di Pietro-Bachmann, Pamela Enderby, Joanne Fillingham, Federica Lucia Galli, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Bertrand Glize, Erin Godecke, Neil Hawkins, Katerina Hilari, Jacqueline Hinckley, Simon Horton, David Howard, Petra Jaecks, Elizabeth Jefferies, Luis M. T. Jesus, Maria Kambanaros, Eun Kyoung Kang, Eman M. Khedr, Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, Tarja Kukkonen, Marina Laganaro, Matthew A. Lambon Ralph, Ann Charlotte Laska, Béatrice Leemann, Alexander P. Leff, Roxele R. Lima, Antje Lorenz, Brian MacWhinney, Rebecca Shisler Marshall, Flavia Mattioli, İlknur Maviş, Marcus Meinzer, Reza Nilipour, Enrique Noé, Nam-Jong Paik, Rebecca Palmer, Ilias Papathanasiou, Brigida F. Patricio, Isabel Pavão Martins, Cathy Price, Tatjana Prizl Jakovac, Elizabeth Rochon, Miranda L. Rose, Charlotte Rosso, Ilona Rubi-Fessen, Marina B. Ruiter, Claerwen Snell, Benjamin Stahl, Jerzy P. Szaflarski, Shirley A. Thomas, Mieke van de Sandt-Koenderman, Ineke van der Meulen, Evy Visch-Brink, Linda Worrall & Heather Harris Wright (2020) RELEASE: a protocol for a systematic review based, individual participant data, meta- and network meta-analysis, of complex speech-language therapy interventions for stroke-related aphasia, Aphasiology, 34:2, 137-157, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1643003