Dr. Evangelia Sossidou

VETERINARIAN -RESEARCH DIRECTOR

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1986)
Aristotle University
PhD in Animal Production and Veterinary Epidemiology (1987-1993)
Aristotle University
Post Doc in Farm Animal Welfare (2003)
State Scholarship’s Foundation in Greece

EMPLOYMENT RECORD
HELLENIC AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION-DEMETER (2000-uptoday)
Veterinary Research Institute
Position: Research Director
Research topic: Livestock production systems with special emphasis on farm animal health and welfare, environment and food quality interaction studies
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THESSALONIKI (1992-2008)
Position: Lecturer and Research Scientist
Teaching and research topics: Livestock Production Systems, Research Methodology, Biometry, Bio-Informatics, Statistical Software (SPSS, SAS, etc), Veterinary Data Bases, Educational Technology, Office Automation, Spreadsheets, Project Management, Environmental Statistics

RESEARCH ACTIVITY - PUBLICATIONS From 1986 up to now, Dr Sossidou coordinated and/or was partner in several projects funded by EU (Cost Actions, Leonardo da Vinci, FP6, FP7, INTERREG, ERANET, ERASMUS+, DG SANTE, etc) and/or other international/national resources. This occupation resulted in numerous publications and scientific presentations, most of them published in well-accepted international scientific journals and included in international congress’ proceedings. She has participated in many scientific symposiums and congresses, in most cases presenting papers in the field of ‘livestock production systems, statistical modelling for managing the farm business, veterinary epidemiology, safety and quality of animal products through animal health, welfare and environmental protection’. Dr Sossidou is invited author of the Book ‘Livestock Production and Society’(2006), Editor/Author of the Book ‘Farm Animal Welfare, Environment and Food Quality Interaction Studies’ (2007), ISBN 978-960-89849-0-5, ISBN-10:90-76998-89-2,ISBN-13:978-90-76998-89-3, ditor/Author of the Book ‘Farm Animal Welfare and Product Quality’ (2013), ISBN 978-960-98079-1-3 and invited author of the Book ‘Livestock housing’ (2013), ISBN 978-90-8686-217-7.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS
EUROPEAN PLATFORM FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
Independent Expert
 European College of Poultry Veterinary Science:De facto Diplomate
 European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine:Specialist
 National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes:Member
 FELASA WG for Farm Animals: Member
 EAAP : Individual Member
Member of the Greek branch of EAAP
Vice Chair of the ‘Animal Health and Welfare Committee’
 Other EC Committees:
Permanent Member of the Expert Group for technical advice on organic production (EGTOP)
Expert of the H2020 ad-hoc Advisory Group on ‘Science with and for Society’
Expert of the H2020 ad-hoc Advisory Group for ‘Societal Challenge 2’
 World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA):
Member of the Greek branch of WPSA
Chairperson of WG11 ‘Education and Information’
Member of the Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Poultry Network
Member of WG9 ‘Poultry Welfare and Management’
 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Expert Pool ‘Animal Health and Welfare’ Panel
 National Accreditation Center for Continuing Vocational Training (EKEPIS) Accredited Trainer for the Continuing Vocational Training on Veterinary Medicine and Statistics