Pavlos Kasdovasilis

Lecturer in Psychology

Pavlos KasdovasilisMy name is Pavlos and I am a Lecturer in Psychology! My background is in Health Psychology and Medicine. After spending approximately 10 years working within the industry (e.g., Charities, Private Hospitals, Mental Health Wards, NHS) I have made the decision to work within academia in order to train the new therapists and give them an insight into how the industry works.

I still work as a consultant within the industry with various hospitals and private healthcare organisations assessing their services and providing input in order to improve the overall quality of services offered to service users or staff members.

My research interests lie in exploring lived experiences of staff members within the healthcare sector as well as service users and/or patients.

Currently, I am working towards my Stage 2 accreditation in Health Psychology with the British Psychological Society.

  • Professional Doctorate in Clinical Studies, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
  • MSc in Health Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Bedfordshire
  • BSc (HONS) in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Bedfordshire
  • Stage 2 in Health Psychology, British Psychological Society
  • LV5. in Health and Social Care manager, Lifetime Training
  • LV5. In Learning and Development, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

  • I am currently the Unit Coordinator for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Context.

  • Qualitative research
  • Lived experiences
  • Health problems
  • Health beliefs

  • Kasdovasilis, P., Cook, N., Montasem, A., (2022). UK healthcare support workers and the COVID-19 pandemic: an explorative analysis of lived experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 1–26. doi:10.1080/01621424.2022.2123757
  • Kasdovasilis P. et al., (2022). Healthcare support workers’ lived experiences and adaptation strategies within the care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. A meta-ethnography review, Home Health Care Services Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01621424.2022.2105771
  • Stroumpouki, T., Perrett, S., Kasdovasilis, P., et al., (2020). “A journey towards acceptance”: The process of adapting to life with HIV in Greece. A Qualitative study. Applied Nursing Research 53, 151249. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2020.151249
  • Kasdovasilis P. et al., (2019). Film clips smoking behaviour and nicotine craving: The interrelationship between stress, smoking cues and craving. Journal of Psychiatry. Doi 10.22365/jpsych.2019.303.226

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