Panos Vostanis is a professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Leicester. Panos has published extensively on the impact of trauma on child mental health, evaluation of interventions and services for traumatized children, including those living in conflict settings. Other research includes school mental health and service evaluation. Panos founded the World Awareness for Children in Trauma program ( to develop evidence-based psychosocial interventions and capacity building for children in contexts of conflict and disadvantage. To this effect, he is involved in several projects with NGOs and academic centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, especially on service transformation. Panos has longstanding clinical experience with vulnerable children, young people, and families, i.e. in care, homeless, adopted, refugees, and young offenders.

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