Roula Ioannidou Stavrou was born in Nicosia,Cyprus. She studied Greek and English Literature at the University of Athens. She later received her RSA TEFL DIPLOMA (UK) with distinction in English Language Teaching.
She has served as a teacher in secondary education and, in parallel, as a researcher, writer, anthologist and editor of publications at various departments of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. She has also served on editorial committees of anthologies and other publications, and as a Consulting Teacher.
She writes poetry, prose and drama and has published 23 titles to date.
She has received awards and distinctions for her literary work both in Cyprus and overseas, including prizes for the entirety of her work and for her contribution to Letters and Culture.
She is a regular contributor to respected literary magazines in Cyprus and abroad.
Her work has been published in translation in self-contained volumes or featured in foreign anthologies and magazines. It has also been presented on radio, television and stage. Her poetry has been set to music and released on CDs.
Roula Ioannidou Stavrou is also an accomplished illustrator whose work has received various distinctions.