Architect, Planner and Geographer (Dipl.Arch EMP, Athens, M.Sc LSE, PhD Univ.London), Visiting Professor of Mediterranean Studies at the University of Peloponnese, Senior Fellow at the LSE (UK) since 2012 and at the JHU (USA) 1986. She has held permanent teaching posts at four Greek Universities and a British one (KCL), has been elected Head of Department and/ or Dean, has held visiting Professorships in 2 French Universities, and has been a founding member of the first Geography Department in Greece (University of the Aegean). She has published about 200 scholarly books, articles and monographs in Greek, English and French, and some of her works have been translated into Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese. She has authored The Mediterranean City in Transition (Cambridge U.P. 1990/2006), Cities of Silence (in Greek, Athens 1989/2013), Geographically Illiterate Land (in Greek, Athens 2005/2011) and co-edited Mediterranean Tourism (Routledge 2001), Urban Sprawl in Europe (Blackwell 2007) and other volumes.