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Dr Themelina Paraskeva


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2442, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.245
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2442
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.245  



Themelina holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering, a M.Sc. degree in Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, and a five-year Diploma in Civil Engineering, from the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Prior to joining Edith Cowan University, Themelina was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) for three years. The primary area of her research is Structural and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, with a particular focus on Bridge Engineering, covering analytical, numerical and experimental work. Most recently, Themelina expanded her research interests into new interdisciplinary research areas that promote sustainability and resilience in construction; these areas are related to nonconventional green structural materials, as well as to novel indirect system identification methods for structural health monitoring of transport infrastructure. In addition to her academic qualifications, Themelina has combined her research with extensive work in the Civil Engineering industry in Greece. She is a Licenced (Chartered) Civil Engineer (EurIng), and has worked as a Structural Engineer and Project Manager for more than ten years, taking part in both heavy civil engineering projects and smaller-scale works.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Seismic risk assessment and analysis of structures
  • Indirect system identification methods for structural health monitoring of bridges
  • Nonconventional, green and sustainable construction materials


  • Doctor of Civil Engineering, Greece, 2013.
  • Master of Science, Greece, 2003.
  • Degree of Engineering, Greece, 2002.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Paraskeva, T., Pradhan, N., Stoura, C., Dimitrakopoulos, E., (2019), Monotonic loading testing and characterization of new multi-full-culm bamboo to steel connections. Construction and Building Materials, 201(n/a), 473-483, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.12.198.
  • Paraskeva, T., Grigoropoulos, G., Dimitrakopoulos, E., (2017), Design and experimental verification of easily constructible bamboo footbridges for rural areas. Engineering Structures, 143(15 July 2017), 540-548, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.04.044.
  • Paraskeva, T., Dimitrakopoulos, E., Zeng, Q., (2017), Dynamic vehicle-bridge interaction under simultaneous earthquake excitation. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15(1), 71-95, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-016-9954-z.
  • Dimitrakopoulos, E., Paraskeva, T., (2015), Dimensionless fragility curves for rocking response to near‐fault excitations. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 44(12), 2015-2033, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2571.
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