Marina Demi is a biologist by profession and serves more recently as a public health educator. She holds a Bachelor in Biology from the University of Patras and an MSc in Global Public Health and Policy from Queen Mary, University of London. After graduating, she completed an internship in the Laboratory of Behaviour and Neurobiology of the Freie Universität Berlin. She also holds a postgraduate certificate in working with those who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Difficulties from the Adolescent Health Unit, Second Department of Paediatrics “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital. A part of the team at the George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB through the close collaboration with the Institute of Public Health- The American College of Greece, she is responsible for the educational campaign targeting youth and tobacco use in the Greek community operated by the LAB.
Marina participated in the European projects, EUREST(European Regulatory Science on Tobacco Consortium) and PRECISE(Potential Risks from Electronic Cigarettes and their technical specifications in Europe).
Prior to this, she worked at the Hellenic Cancer Society as an intervention specialist for two years.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and volunteering with an NGO “Symplefsi” offering her educational expertise to empower and prevent tobacco use in children in the remote Greek islands.