Anastasia Efklides is Professor of Cognitive Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is President of the Hellenic Psychological Society and President of European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA). Her research covers cognition and metacognition, and their relations with motivation and self-regulation in various age groups, with particular emphasis in metacognitive experiences, affect, and their implications for self-regulated learning.
Professor Efklides is author/co-editor of several books and special issues, and her scientific output includes over 200 publications. She is Editor of the Hellenic Journal of Psychology and Learning and Instruction, as well as Associate Editor and member of the editorial board of various educational and psychological journals. Since their founding in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she was President of the Social Policy Committee (1997-2007), President of the Executive Committee of the Center for Psychological Support and Counseling for Students (1998-2007), Chair of the Blood Bank (2002-2007), and President of the Organizing Committee of the Students' Cultural Week from its revival in 1999 till 2003. She received the "Award for Outstanding Career Contribution to Educational Psychology" from the Division of Educational, Instructional and Educational Psychology of the IAAP in 2006.