23 February 2024

Olga Panopoulou-Maratou


It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Olga Panopoulou-Maratou, training analyst, and former director of training of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society in Athens, Greece. Dr. Maratou obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Special Education at the University of Geneva under the supervision of Jean Piaget. She then worked as a clinical psychologist and as a researcher in the Department of Child Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England.

After returning to Athens, Greece, she was a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Special Education at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In addition, she worked in a supervisory capacity in public and private organizations serving children with autism.

Her colleagues, students and friends will remember her for her significant commitment to the field of psychoanalysis, her care for her patients, the transmission of psychoanalytic thought and practice, as well as her interest in research.

She is survived by a daughter, a son and two grandsons.

On behalf of the executive council of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society.

Christos Zervis, M.D., President