Vasileia Digidiki, MA, PhD

Health and Human Rights Fellow

Vasileia Digidiki is a social and forensic psychologist and a Health and Human Rights Fellow at the FXB Center. She earned her PhD in social psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds two master’s degrees, one in forensic psychology and one in social psychology. Digidiki joined the FXB Center in 2014, where she completed her post-doc on child protection challenges in humanitarian crises. She leads the Center’s research on refugee and migrant child protection in the Mediterranean Basin, with a special focus on the sexual exploitation of refugee and migrant children. She has worked extensively on sex trafficking, victim and client blaming and its impact on re-victimization, and social attitudes towards the phenomenon. She has also conducted research on the integration of migrant and Roma youth in schools throughout Greece.