Maria Ioannou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus where she now lives with her husband and son. She is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s Degree in Health Psychology from the University of Bath in the UK. She is also a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Cyprus. She is now working as a Social Inclusion Officer, at the Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities since 2012. She has also worked for two years at the Committee for the Protection of People with Intellectual Disability. Working with persons with disabilities and for the establishment of their rights was always her biggest goal.
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