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



Phone :+30 2610 962807



  • 1996-2002       Institute of Neurology, University College London
                            Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Neurology (Διδακτορικό
  • 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


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


Other appointments

  • Visiting Professor of the ENT University Clinic of the Medical School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Director of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program, University of Patras “Rehabilitation Sciences” 



Board member and Chair of the Education committee for Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology of International Association Of Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP)



  • Aphasiology
  • Communication Disorders quarterly
  • International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders (book review Editor)
  • Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders- Americal Speech language Hearing Association (ASHA) Special division 17


Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology (1st semester)
Voice Disorders, (4th semester)
Aphasia and Related Communication Disorders., (5th semester)
Acquired Cognitive-Linguistic Communication Disorders (6th semester)



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




  • Papathanasiou I., (2000): Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Clinical Perspective, Whurr Publishers, London.
  • Papathanasiou I., de Blesser R. (2003): The Sciences of aphasia: From therapy to theory, Elsevier publishers, Oxford
  • 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, Coppens P, (signed contract expected in 2020): “Aphasia and related communication disorders”, Johns and Bartlett Publications, Boston , MA 3nd edition

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



  • 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