Biography of Niko Tiliopoulos
Niko was born Nikolaos Savvas Tiliopoulos on Tuesday 15 July 1969 at 6: 00 a.m., in the harbour city of Volos, on the central east coast of Greece. Coincidentally, his birthplace was also that of the Centaurs, Achilles, Jason, and Aeolus, the hanging out place of Aristotle, and the starting point of the Argonaut expedition. Niko, unfortunately or luckily perhaps, bears no resemblance to any of these ancient or mythical entities or events.
Niko started writing poetry since he could hold a pen, although his first attempts were, naturally, incomprehensible, as it would still be some time before he could write in proper words. Anyway, time went by, and Niko kept on writing poems and extending his creativity to stories, lyrics, songs, and symphonic music. One day, he won the first prize in the 1996 National Greek Poetry Competition, while the following year, he was short-listed for the National Greek Literature Prize (to this day, he still believes both distinctions were errors of judgement) .
By then, however, he had realised there were no employment benefits or money in poetry, or at least, in his poetry, so he shifted his attention to science, and went on to acquire a PhD (and some other non-rhyming titles, like BSc, MRes, and CSci in the psychopathology of faith (!) from The University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
After many (unnecessary for some, including his mum) adventures in “exotic” lands and some naughty research in the Netherlands and Indonesia (and some 'quality' time in a Russian cell - but that is another story) , he settled down in Australia (for now) , where he is currently a senior lecturer in personality at the University of Sydney. Should you care, here is his official page - you will need to copy-paste the address on your browser:
During his hardcore scientific years, he had, more or less, forgotten his first love (no, not Katya; he never forgot her) , and it was his accidental drunken meeting with Gabriel Gárcia Márquez in Havana that fuelled back his passion for literature. Nowadays, whenever his mind is not entirely occupied with academic logic, Niko is still writing poetry. And he is still penniless.
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Tiliopoulos, N., & Bikker, A. (2013) . A thematic comparison of religiosity profiles between Christians with low and high schizotypy. < i> Mental Health, Religion & Culture,16< /i> ,173-178.
Wai, M., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2012) . The affective & cognitive empathic nature of the Dark Triad of personality. < i> Personality & Individual Differences,52< /i> ,794-799.
Suryani, L.K., Lesmana, C.B.J., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2011) . Treating the untreated: Applying a community-based, culturally-sensitive psychiatric intervention to confined and physically restrained mentally ill individuals in Bali, Indonesia. < i> European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience,26< /i> (2) ,140-144.
Boag, S. & Tiliopoulos, N. (Eds.) (2011) . < i> Personality & individual differences: Theory, assessment, & applications< /i> . New York: Nova Science Pubs.
Hancock, L. & Tiliopoulos, N. (2010) . Religious attachment & schizotypal personality traits. < i> Mental Health, Religion & Culture,13< /i> ,261-265.
Lesmana, C.B.J., Suryani, L.K., Jensen, G.D., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2009) . A spiritual-hypnosis assisted therapy of children with PTSD after the 2002 Bali terrorist attack. < i> American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis,52< /i> ,23-34.
Tiliopoulos, N., & Goodall, K. (2009) . The neglected link between adult attachment & schizotypal personality traits. < i> Personality & Individual Differences,47< /i> ,299-304.
Tiliopoulos, N. (2008) . The polar coordinate system of personality traits: A bold assertion. < i> Proceeding of the 7th Australian Conference on Personality & Individual Differences,48.< /i>
Johnstone, J. & Tiliopoulos, N. (2008) . Exploring the relationship between schizotypal personality traits & religious attitude in an international Muslim sample. < i> Archive for the Psychology of Religion,30< /i> ,241-253.
Tiliopoulos, N., & Crawford, G. (2007) . Three-factor model of schizotypal personality in British Christians. < i> Mental Health, Religion & Culture,10< /i> ,563-569.
McVittie, C. D., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2007) . When 2 – 3 % really matters: The (un) importance of religiosity in psychotherapy. < i> Mental Health, Religion & Culture,10< /i> ,515-526.
Tiliopoulos, N., Bikker, A.P., Coxon, A.M., & Hawkins, P.K. (2007) . The means & ends of religiosity: A fresh look at Gordon Allport’s religious orientation dimensions. < i> Personality & Individual Differences,42< /i> ,1609-1620.
Tiliopoulos, N. & McVittie, C. (2007) . MMR, immunisation & parental decisions: A systematic review of behavioural predictors. In F., Anagnostopoulos & E. Karademas (Eds) , < i> Special Issues in Health Psychology< /i> (pp.3-22) . Athens, Greece: Livani Publishing.
Crawford, G., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2006) . Religious & spiritual correlates of psychological health. < i> Health Psychology Update,15< /i> ,27-33.
McVittie, C. D., Harris, L., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2006) . 'I intend to donate but...': A comparison of UK blood donors & non-donors. < i> Psychology, Health & Medicine,11< /i> ,1-6.
Tiliopoulos, N., & McVittie, C. D. (2005) . Relevant to few, routine or incompatible: Marginalising religious beliefs in psychotherapy. < i> Proceeding of the British Psychological Society,13(2) < /i> ,117.
Johnstone, J., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2005) . Attitudes towards Islam & schizotypal personalities. < i> Proceeding of the British Psychological Society,13(2) < /i> ,112-113.
Edge, H., Suryani, L. K., Tiliopoulos, N., & Morris, R. (2005) . Two cognitive DMILS studies in Bali. < i> Journal of Parapsychology,68< /i> ,281-321.
Wilson, S., Morris, R. L., Tiliopoulos, N., & Pronto, E. (2005) . Psi & associational processes. < i> Journal of Parapsychology,68< /i> ,129-155.
Gellatly, J., McVittie, C. D., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2005) . To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: Three predictors of parents' decisions on MMR immunisation. < i> Family Practice,22< /i> ,658-662.
Edge, H., Suryani, L. K., Tiliopoulos, N., & Morris, R. (2003) . A DMILS study in a Non-EuroAmerican culture. Proceedings of Presented Papers: < i> The Parapsychological Association 46th Annual Convention< /i> ,49-67.
Tiliopoulos, N. (2003) . Psychological research: The ideas behind the methods. < i> British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology,56< /i> ,382-383.
Stefanowska, J., Tiliopoulos, N. S., Ipema, A. H., & Hendriks, M. M. W. B. (1999) . Dairy Cow Interactions with an Automatic Milking System starting with “Walk-Through” Selection. < i> Applied Animal Behaviour Science,63< /i> ,177-193.
Houwers, H. W. J., Tiliopoulos, N., & Haaksma, J. (1996) . Onbeperkt Perspulp voor Zeugen in een groep Technisch Mogelijk. < i> Varkens,13< /i> ,30-32.
Niko Tiliopoulos Poems
Don’t Go To Bali
Don’t go to Bali my friend. Even if the whales whistle you the way, even if the dolphins dance for you to stay,
The voices were
Help Me Help You
Why do you act this way? Everything beautiful dies away.
A Content Analysis Of Dreams
There is a field, a land stained with memories, scattered like stardust, the tears of the night sky,
Nicole - Part 2: The Postcard
The fate's warning is warming my desires, through her lonely eyes, the black curtains' stars lies,
Ceci N’ Est Pas Une Poème
This is the last week I see my reflection on your morning eyes. The last time I draw hope from the vibrations of your voice.
For the Devil I have preached; I haven’t met God yet, but I feel safe that He exists.
A certain formula on Carpe Diem’s site gives some swain people a fright, with its might and frank right and wrongs, it seems it belongs
Fools' Love Day
(lyrics written with lovely Mania) Good morning air, and flowers, and birds, and bees, I’m walking along this avenue breeze.
Teasing The Worms (Variations On A Theme...
I'm walking down the alleyways, a penny less than low. Raindrops are drowning on the street, some butterflies for show.
The Song Of The Moth
Hear moonchild the prima materia of Earth reflecting her grace in mirror images
In A Funny Mood
Momentito appelito with a mate I call just 'Tito'. So I've sorted my internal affairs,
Little Joke Of Shame
A! See, Long John Silver came to me, yesterday.
Allow Me My Vices
Allow me my vices. I’m no saint and I ain’t no angel and many of my friends live in hell, so I might as well pay them a visit.
Your house is old,
as old as the stones that built it,
those that reflect in the silence of the night
the sins and the pain that for centuries have absorbed.
During those hours you stand on your balcony and smile at me,
with an Arabian Nights’ irony,
as you watch me observe your nightdress caressing the marbles,
weaving songs to wipe the sweat off our eyes,