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Nafsika Michail

Dip.Arch, MA Landscape Architect,

PhD candidate

Nafsika is doing her PhD on the role of physical environment in shaping healthy behaviours and encouraging physical activity. At the same time, she is co-designing school streets with children and the community towards a behaviour change targeting an increase in active travel to support community's wellbeing and public health.

 

She is passionate about outdoor learning and nature-based activities and she an approved Therapeutic Forest practitioner. She is very interested in understanding people's behaviours and needs and design outdoor interventions to enhance community wellbeing through nature, motivating people in an active way of living.

✓ She runs the 3-years academic project Active Streetscapes, exploring the indicators of active school travel through working with primary school children and understanding children's experiences of urban landscape. 

✓ She works as a principle Healthy Street Designer on the community-led project York People Streets (Sustrans, YorkCityCouncil & TravelYork), co-designing school streetscapes to promote physical activity and social wellbeing. 

 

 ✓ She coordinated the academic project #Oneweekwalkingchallenge, exploring the role of landscape architect on promoting physical activity among adults. She also designed tailored motivational guides for the participants. 

✓ She has completed a behaviour change training on motivational interviewing and she has be trained as a cycle and walk leader.  

✓ She has organised and guided walking events in an urban festival and a human geography conference, to engage participants with aspects of urban landscape that we miss during everyday life. 

 ✓ She has designed walking guides for Wildlife Trust Sheffield and Walking Crete. 

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Harris (Charalampos) Kelesidis

BSc, MSc

Musculoskeletal  Physiotherapist

Harris is keen on preventing and healing chronic pain related to musculoskeletal conditions. He is a member of the MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists). He has worked in a variety of practices including musculoskeletal private practices, private and public sector hospitals in rotational positions.

 

He is passionate about off-grid ways of living, music and self-sustainable consumption. He is very interested in sharing his knowledge and let the community understand the science behind chronic pain, pain education and how  physical activity can prevent chronic pain and improve wellbeing. 

✓ He works as a first contact physiotherapist in primary care GP practices and conducts telephone assessments with a wide variety of patients. With the use of clinical reasoning and shared decision making he attempts to deliver self management strategies or refer to the appropriate health specialist.

 

✓ He has experience in face to face treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions (acute, sub acute and chronic) through pain education, exercise prescription and manual therapy.  

✓ He has experience in training and mentoring junior physiotherapists and conduct in service trainings.

✓ He has organisational, time management, rapid response skills that are essential to stay tuned with the high demands that primary care requires. 

✓ He has experience on how to work under stressful situations understanding the concept to keep a focused mind for day to day tasks or work challenges.