Dr. Katerina Gkoltsiou has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Aegean in Greece, a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and a diploma in agriculture from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.
From 2016 she is the President to PHALA and delegate to IFLA and IFLA Europe for Greece.
She is having her own practice (www.katerinagoltsioiu.gr) in Athens since 1997. She specializes in a wide range of services in landscape design, construction and research sector.
Her landscape expertise involves the landscape design of public and private projects, landscape assessment, and landscape restoration projects. She is also a partner of AGRODESIGN (www.agrodesign.gr), in order to promote agritourism and landscape design.
From 2002, she is participating in E.U. funded research projects, under the main topics of landscape character analysis and assessment, landscape and tourism, public participation/awareness in design, landscape and agriculture. She is also external evaluator for the Η2020-SMEInst proposals.
She was the co-author in books for High Schools and Universities and she wrote articles in many journals/technical reports. She has a certification of teaching qualification of Trainers for Adults of non-formal education recognized both in Greece and in EU member states. She is appointed as part time lecturer on M.L.A. courses at the Agricultural Univ. of Athens and she was participating in many lifelong learning programs for adults regarding landscape and garden design.