Dr Chris Papadopoulos

Principal Lecturer in Public Health

Chris Papadopoulos

I am a principal lecturer in public health and director of health research in the School of Society, Community and Health. I teach on a range of health post-graduate health courses in particular the MSc Public Health taught course for which I lead the Public Health Research Methods and Public Health Protection units.

I am research active in a range of health-related areas within the social sciences particularly stigma, autism, mental health, health technology and social robotics, informal carers/parents, older adults, and culture. I have extensive experience in a range of research methodologies including observational studies, systematic reviews and the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions. My research was included in the University's select REF 2014 submission (3* and 4* ratings).

Qualifications

  • PhD ("Stigma towards people with mental health problems: An individualism-collectivism cross-cultural comparison") (Middlesex University, 2004 - 2008)
  • PG Cert Advanced Social Science Research Methods (Middlesex University, 2004 - 2005)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University College London, 1997 - 2000)

Teaching Roles

  • ‘Public Health Research Methods’ (MSc Public Health) - unit leader (also delivered remotely at STI Myanmar University & Nations Incorporated Guyana University)
  • ‘Public Health Protection’ (MSc Public Health) – unit leader (also delivered remotely at STI Myanmar University & Nations Incorporated Guyana University)
  • ‘Health Research Methods’ (MSc Advanced Clinical Practice) - unit leader
  • ‘Health Research Methods’ (MSc Advanced Clinical Practice / Apprenticeship [Nursing]) – unit leader
  • ‘Microbiology & Public Health Research Methods’ (MSc Microbiology & Public Health) – unit leader
  • 'Dissertation' (MSc Public Health) - unit leader (2012-2016)
  • Research Graduate PhD School contributor
  • MSc Nursing with registration – unit contributor (Research Methods for Nursing unit)
  • Medical and Dental Education - unit contributor

Student supervision

  • Seven PhD completions:
    • Dr Vasiliki Tzourvara – ‘Self-stigma, loneliness and culture among older adults with mental illness residing in nursing homes’ (2012 – 2015) – Director of Studies
    • Dr Hamdi Lemamsha – ‘Exploring the risk and protective factors associated with obesity amongst Libyan adults’ (2013 – 2016) – Director of Studies
    • Dr Sarah Helps – ‘Exploring first conversations with children and families: Responsive, pivoting improvisation within systemically-informed practice’ (2014 – 2019) – Director of Studies
    • Dr Catrin Jones – ‘A general practice intervention targeting registration on the NHS Organ Donor Register’ (2016 – 2020) - Director of Studies
    • Dr Annemarie Lodder – ‘The feasibility and acceptability of a stigma protection intervention designed to improve the mental health of parents and carers of autistic children’ (2016 – 2020) – Director of Studies
    • Dr Lucky Amaugo – ‘Loneliness and depression among informal caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria’ (2016 – 2020) – Director of Studies
    • Dr Melsina Makaza – ‘Exploring Mental Health Nurses’ Experiences of a Patient Suicide in The Community’ (2015 – 2021) – Director of Studies
  • One PhD students has passed her PhD viva and are addressing corrections. 
  • Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice supervisor (one student)
  • MSc Public Health dissertation supervisor
  • Medical Education dissertation supervisor
  • Academic Professional Apprenticeship mentor
  • Regular internal Chair and panel member of University course approval events

Research Interests

  • Autism, particularly autism stigma (in particular public, courtesy and self-stigma)
  • Innovative and novel health technologies particularly social robotics, culturally aware artificial intelligence and remote assistance
  • Mental health cross-cultural stigma
  • Public health, particularly the enhancement of psycho-social well-being and quality of life among vulnerable populations
  • Covid-19 public health policy
  • Informal carers and parental mental health and well-being
  • Culture and ethnicity
  • Social and emotional loneliness
  • Disability
  • Organ donation
  • Health service systems and service delivery
  • Psycho-social interventions
  • Older adult psychological health and well-being
  • Conflict and containment within inpatient psychiatric wards
  • Alcohol and other substance use problems
  • Ethics and philosophy
  • Intersectionality, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working
  • User involvement and co-production

Service to the academic and professional communities

Academic leadership roles

  • Director of Health Research in the School of Society, Community and Health
  • Chair of University of Bedfordshire’s Staff Disability Network
  • Chair of the Research Ethics Committee for School of Society, Community and Health
  • Lead of Faculty of Health and Sciences Staff Mentorship scheme
  • University of Bedfordshire Institute for Health Research Ethics Committee- senior member
  • Lead of the University of Bedfordshire’s Institute of Health Research’s Statistics and Epidemiology Group
  • Senior member of the University of Bedfordshire’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee

National and international professional contributions and body membership

  • Regular contributor of ‘The Spectator’ newspaper
  • European Commission expert evaluator on Public Health Best Practices award scheme
  • Member of the Council of Deans of Health Research Leads Network
  • European Transcultural Nursing Associationmember
  • Regular TV and radio expert guest on topics related to Covid-19, autism, mental health and social robotics (over 500 national media appearances). Regular LBC and BBC Radio guest
  • Member of University of Bedfordshire’s Staff Ethnicity Network
  • Maternal and Child Health Research Centre (MCHRC)member
  • Organ Donation and Transplant research centre (ODTC) member
  • Research Centre for Health Service Organisation and Delivery (RCHOD) member
  • SMART (Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team) member
  • European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) member
  • Journal of Pedagogic Development- Associate Editor
  • Steering committee member of various externally funded research projects (e.g. NIHR funded UCL STORM project)
  • National Institute for Health Research 'Programme Grants for Applied Research', 'Research for Patient Benefit' grant reviewer, ESRC and European Commission grant reviewer
  • Peer-reviewer for a range of high-impact journals
  • Social robotics influencer and consultant (Skills for CarePOST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology - UK Parliament, doteveryone think tank and more)
  • Contributor to new NHS organ donation strategy (Organ Donation and Transplantation 2030: Meeting the Need)
  • Contributor to the University of Bedfordshire's 2014 select REF exercise (3* and 4* outputs). Shortlisted for REF 2021 exercise
  • Buckinghamshire Health & Social Care Academy - member
  • Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition – member
  • Autistica charity expert trainer for early career researchers

Professional awards and other honours

Community and charitable activities

Peer-review journal articles and outputs

  • Papadopoulos, C., Davidson, R., Nigath, A. & Voki D.J. (2021). Exploring socially assistive robot technology for care and support in the UK: A scoping review. International Journal of Care and Caring (Under Review).
  • Koulouglioti, C., Papadopoulos, C., Faulkes, N. et al. (2021) A qualitative exploration of care homes workers’ views and training needs about the use of socially assistive robots in their workplace. International Journal of Older People Nursing (Under Review)
  • Papadopoulos, C., et al. (2021). The CARESSES randomised controlled trial: exploring the health-related impact of culturally competent artificial intelligence embedded into socially assistive robots and tested in older adult care homes. International Journal of Social Robotics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-021-00781-x
  • Lodder, A., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2020). SOLACE: A psychosocial stigma protection intervention to improve the mental health of parents of autistic children—A feasibility randomised controlled trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; https://doi.org/1007/s10803-020-04498-0
  • Lodder, A., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2020). Using a blended format (videoconference and face to face) to deliver a group psychosocial intervention to parents of autistic children. Internet Interventions; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2020.100336
  • Battistuzzi, L., Papadopoulos, C., Hill, T., Castro, N., Bruno, B. & Sgorbissa, A. (2020). Socially assistive robots, older adults and research ethics: The case for case-based ethics training. International Journal of Social Robotics; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-020-00652-x
  • Papadopoulos, C. et al (2020). The CARESSES study protocol: Testing and evaluating culturally competent socially assistive robots among older adults residing in long term care homes through a controlled experimental trial. Archives of Public Health; https://doi.org/1186/s13690-020-00409-y
  • Pedder-Jones, C., Lodder, A. & Papadopoulos, C. (2020). Improving access to organ donor registration in general practice: A feasibility study. British Journal of General Practice; 4th May; doi: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X709601
  • Recchiuto, C., Papadopoulos, C., Sgorbissa, A., et al (2020). Cloud services for culture aware conversation: Socially assistive robots and virtual assistants. 17th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots. https://doi.org/10.1109/UR49135.2020.9144750
  • Lodder, A., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2019). Stigma of living as an autism carer: a brief psycho-social support intervention (SOLACE). Study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies; 5: 34. https://doi.org/1186/s40814-019-0406-9
  • Lemamsha, H., Randhawa, G. & Papadopoulos, C. (2019). Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Libyan men and women; BioMed Research International; July 15; https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8531360
  • Pedder-Jones, C., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2019). Who's opting-in? A demographic analysis of the U.K. NHS Organ Donor Register. PLOS ONE. Jan 2;14(1):e0209161. https://doi.org/1371/journal.pone.0209161
  • Recchiuto, C.T., Papadopoulos, C., Hill, T., Castro, N., Bruno, B., Papadopoulos, I. & Sgorbissa, A. (2019). Designing an experimental and a reference robot to test and evaluate the Impact of cultural competence in socially assistive robotics. 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN); https://doi.org/1109/RO-MAN46459.2019.8956440
  • Papadopoulos, C., Lodder, A., Constantinou, G., & Randhawa, G. (2019). Systematic review of the relationship between autism stigma and informal caregiver mental health. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities; 49 (4), 1665-1685. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3835-z
  • Pedder-Jones, C., Lodder, A. & Papadopoulos, C. (2019). Do predictors of mental health differ between home and international students studying in the UK? Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education; https://doi.org/1108/JARHE-03-2018-0040
  • Lodder, A., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2019). The development of a stigma support Intervention to improve the mental health of family carers of autistic children. Suggestions from the autism community. European Journal of Mental Health; 14, 58-77; https://doi.org/10.5708/EJMH.14.2019.1.4
  • Sgorbissa, A., Papadopoulos, C. et al (2019). CARESSES: The flower that taught robots about culture. ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction. 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2019.8673086
  • Namalam, F. & Papadopoulos, C. (2019). Critical analysis of risk factors associated with depression among patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review. Journal of Scientific & Technical Research; 11684 – 11699. https://doi.org/10.26717/BJSTR.2019.15.002775
  • Lemamsha, H., Randhawa, G., & Papadopoulos, C. (2018). Understanding the risk and protective factors associated with obesity amongst Libyan adults - a qualitative study. BMC Public Health; 13;18(1):493; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5411-z
  • Pedder-Jones, C., Papadopoulos, C., & Randhawa, G. (2018). Research protocol: general practice organ donation intervention—a feasibility study (GPOD). BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies; 4, 171; https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-018-0362-9
  • Battistuzzi, L., Papadopoulos, C., Papadopoulos, I. Koulouglioti, C. & Sgorbissa, A. (2018). Embedding ethics in the design of culturally competent socially assistive robots. IEEE/RSJ Intelligent Robots and Systems. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2018.8594361
  • Lemamsha, H., Papadopoulos, C., & Randhawa, G. (2018). Perceived environmental factors associated with obesity in Libyan men and women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 9, 15(2). pii: E301; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020301
  • Papadopoulos, C., Lodder, A., & Randhawa, G. (2017). Stigma of living as an autism carer: a brief psycho-social support intervention (SOLACE). ISRCTN. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1186/ISRCTN61093625
  • Tzouvara, V., Papadopoulos. C. & Randhawa, G. (2017). Self-stigma experiences among older adults with mental health problems residing in long term care facilities: a qualitative study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing; 39(5):403-410; https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2017.1383540
  • Pedder-Jones, C., Papadopoulos, C., & Randhawa, G (2017). Primary care interventions to encourage organ donation registration: a systematic review. Transplantation Reviews; doi: 10.1016/j.trre.2017.08.006 
  • Orpin, J., Puthussery, S. & Papadopoulos, C. (2017). The prevalence of domestic violence among pregnant women in Nigeria: a systematic review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse; Jan 1:1524838017731570. https://doi.org/1177/1524838017731570
  • Bambidele, O., Ali, N., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2017). Exploring factors contributing to low uptake of the NHS Breast Cancer Screening Programme among Black African women in the UK. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care; 14 (4), 212-219; https://doi.org/10.21767/2049-5471.1000113
  • Bruno, B., Papadopoulos, C., Sgorbissa, A. et al (2017). The CARESSES EU-Japan project: making assistive robots culturally competent. Ambient Assisted Living, Italian Forum; arXiv:1708.06276; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04672-9_10
  • Tzouvara, V., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2016). Challenges and barriers to nursing homes recruitment: Lessons learned from a quantitative cross-sectional pilot study. Nurse Researcher; 23, 4, 35-39; https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.23.4.35.s8
  • Rimal, R. & Papadopoulos, C. (2016). The mental health of sexually trafficked survivors in Nepal. International Journal of Social Psychiatry; 62 (5), 487-495. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764016651457
  • Tzouvara, V., Papadopoulos. C. & Randhawa, G. (2016). Systematic review of the prevalence of mental illness stigma within the Greek culture. International Journal of Social Psychiatry; 62 (3), 292-305; https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764016629699
  • Garcia, R., Ali, N., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2015). Specific antenatal interventions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) pregnant women at high risk of poor birth outcomes in the United Kingdom: A scoping review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15, 226; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0657-2
  • Tzouvara, V., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2015). A narrative review of the theoretical foundations of loneliness. British Journal of Community Nursing; 20(7): 329-334; https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2015.20.7.329
  • Wadd, S. and Papadopoulos, C. (2014). Drinking behaviour and alcohol-related harm amongst older adults: Analysis of existing UK datasets. BMC Research Notes; 7, 741; https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-741
  • Tzouvara, V., and Papadopoulos. C. (2014). Public stigma towards mental illness in the Greek culture. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 21(10): 931-938; https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12146
  • Amaugo, L., Papadopoulos, C., Ochieng, B., & Ali, N. (2014). The effectiveness of HIV/AIDS school-based sexual health education programmes in Nigeria: A systematic review. Health Education Research; 29 (4): 633-648; https://doi.org/1093/her/cyu002
  • Bowers, L., Alexander , J., Bilgin, H., Marie , B., Dack, C., James, K., Jarrett, M., Jeffery, D., Nijman, H., Owiti, J. A., Papadopoulos, C., Ross, J., Wright, S., & Stewart, D. (2014). Safewards: the empirical basis of the model and a critical appraisal. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 21(4): 354-364; https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12085
  • Papadopoulos, C., Foster, J., & Caldwell, K. (2013). ‘Individualism-Collectivism’ as an explanatory device for mental illness stigma. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(3): 270-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-012-9534-x
  • Bowers, L., Stewart, D., Papadopoulos, C., & Iennaco, J (2013). Exploration of the low correlation between conflict and containment levels on acute psychiatric wards: The City-128 study. Psychiatric Services, 64(5):423-430; https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201200328
  • Papadopoulos, C. and Ali, N. (2013) Stress levels and their risk/protective factors among MSc Public Health students. Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3(2): 5-10
  • Dack, C., Ross, J., Papadopoulos, C., Stewart, D., and Bowers, L. (2013). Letter to the editor: Reply. Assessing risk of suicide and aggression in hospitals: Same but different. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia; 128(1): 101; https://doi.org/1111/acps.12128
  • Dack, C., Ross, J., Papadopoulos, C., Stewart, D., and Bowers, L. (2013). A review and meta-analysis of the patient factors associated with psychiatric inpatient aggression. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia. 127(4): 255-268; https://doi.org/1111/acps.12053
  • Bezzina, N., Trevisan A. A., Randhawa, G., & Papadopoulos, C. (2012). Sleep disorders and the sleeping environment: A neurological approach. Positive Health Online, 194 (May Issue)
  • Papadopoulos, C. and Sapsed, S. (2012) Segregation or integration? How should distance learning and taught modes be treated? Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2(2): 6-11
  • Papadopoulos, C., Ross, J., Stewart, D., Dack, C., James, K., & Bowers, L. (2012). A systematic review of the antecedents of conflict and containment within psychiatric settings. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, 125(6):425-439. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2012.01827.x
  • Papadopoulos, C., Bowers, L., Quirk, A., & Khanom, H. (2012). Events preceding changes in conflict and containment rates on acute psychiatric wards. Psychiatric Services, 63(1):40-47. https://doi.org/1176/appi.ps.201000480
  • Foster, J., Papadopoulos, C., Dadzie, L., & Jayasinghe, N. (2007). A review of the literature concerning illicit drugs, prescription drugs of abuse and their link to mental health in Greek communities. Journal of Substance Use, 12(5):311-322; https://doi.org/10.1080/14659890701408741
  • Foster, J., Papadopoulos, C., Dadzie, L., & Jayasinghe, N. (2007). A review of tobacco and alcohol use literature in the native and migrant Greek community. Journal of Substance Use, 12(5):323-335. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659890701408766
  • Leavey, G., Hollins, K., King, M., Barnes, J., Papadopoulos, C. and Grayson, K. (2004). Psychological disorder amongst refugee and migrant schoolchildren in London. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39(3):191-195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-004-0724-x
  • Leavey, G., Gulamhussein, S., Papadopoulos, C. et al (2004). A randomised controlled trial of a brief intervention for families of patients with a first episode of psychosis. Psychological Medicine, Apr;34(3):423-431. https://doi.org/1017/S0033291703001594
  • Papadopoulos, C., Leavey, G. & Vincent, C. (2002). Factors influencing stigma: A comparison of Greek-Cypriot and English attitudes towards mental illness in north London. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Sep;37(9):430-434. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-002-0560-9

Book chapters

  • Papadopoulos, C. & Battistuzzi, L. (2022). The Ethics of AI and Socially Assistive Robots in Health and Social Care. In: Papadopoulos, I, Papadopoulos, C. & Sgorbissa, A. Transcultural Robotic Nursing. Elsevier, Oxford
  • Papadopoulos, C. & Kanoria, S. (2022). The CARESSES Trial Methodology and Results. In: Papadopoulos, I, Papadopoulos, C. & Sgorbissa, A. Elsevier, Oxford
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2020). Relationship Between Autism Stigma and Informal Caregiver Mental Health. In Volkmar F., Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-91279-0
  • Papadopoulos, C., Ross, J., Stewart, D., Dack, C., James, K., & Bowers, L. (2012). A systematic review of the antecedents of conflict and containment within psychiatric settings. In Needham, I., McKenna, K., Kingma, M., and Oud, N. Third International Conference on Violence in Health Sector. Linking local initiatives with global learning. 3, p.87-89. Kavanah, The Netherlands. ISBN: 9789057401008
  • Papadopoulos, I. and Papadopoulos, C. (2006). Illegal drugs: knowledge, attitudes and drug habits of the Greek and Greek Cypriot youth living in London. In Papadopoulos, I. Transcultural Health and Social Care: Developing Culturally Competent Practitioners. Ch. 10, p.163-175. Elsevier, Oxford. ISBN: 978-0443101311

Selected report publications

  • Papadopoulos, C. & Prew, C. (July 2021). What should NHS postdiagnosis support services for parents/carers of young autistic people look like? Recommendations based on a new theoretical model constructed following an evidence synthesis on the impact of autism stigma on parent/carer mental health. Commissioned report for NHS England & NHS Improvement.
  • Pavlopoulou, G., Wood, R., & Papadopoulos, C. (2020). Impact of Covid-19 on the experiences of parents and family carers of autistic children and young people in the UK. UCL Institute of Education London, UK; https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10101297/
  • Bowers, L. Stewart, D., Papadopoulos, C., Dack, C., Ross, J., Khanom, H. and Jeffrey, D. (2011). Inpatient violence and aggression: a literature review. Report from the Conflict and Containment Reduction Research Programme. Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • Stewart ,D., Papadopoulos, C., Dack, C., and Bowers, L. (2011). Time-series analyses of the relationship between conflict and containment on acute psychiatric wards. Report from the Conflict and Containment Reduction Research Programme. Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • Foster, J. and Papadopoulos, C. (2006). Substance misuse, driving behaviour and mental health in the native and migrant Greek community. Middlesex University Research Centre for School of Health and Social Sciences. ISBN: 1859242626 
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2002). The Evaluation of Reminiscing Groups with Older Adults with Mental Health Problems. A report for the Older Adults Team, Psychology Department, St Ann’s Hospital, London
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2001). The Training Needs Analysis for Hospital Workers. An internal report for the in-service training department, St Ann’s Hospital
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2001). An Investigation into the Long-Term effects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training of Psychiatric Ward Staff. A Pilot Study. A report for the Mental Health Unit, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, London

Selected conference keynotes, presentations and guest lectures

  • Pavlopoulou, G., Wood, R. & Papadopoulos, C. (2021). Impact of Covid-19 on the experiences of parents and family carers of autistic children and young people in the UK. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/inclusive-supportive-education-conference/ (3rd – 5th August 2021).
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2021). COVID-19's impact on the families of autistic ethnic minority young people. The Royal Society of Medicine - COVID-19 and the mental health of children from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UKAt: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/psychiatry/2020-21/pyp62/ (5th May 2021)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2021). The future of robotics in healthcare. Royal College of Physicians. https://www.rcpconferences.co.uk/advanced-medicine/programme (30th April 2021)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2021). The impact of autism stigma on the mental health of parents and family carers. Centre for Research in Autism and Education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsRs76usb_k (4th March 2021)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2021). The role of social robots in the care of older adults residing in long-term care settings. The Buckinghamshire Health and Social Care Academy Lecture Series (2nd February 2021)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2021). The CARESSES RCT: exploring the health-related impact of culturally competent artificial intelligence embedded into socially assistive robots and tested in older adult care homes. The Kings Fund ‘Future of Care’ conference. (Invited for 2nd March 2021)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2020). Smart healthcare systems: can artificial intelligence and robotics improve the quality of life? EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) (29th August, 2020, Trieste, Italy)
  • Papadopoulos, C. & Davidson, R. (2020). Developing, testing and evaluating culturally competent socially assistive robots for use among older adults residing in long-stay care settings. Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo (17-18th March 2020; Birmingham, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2019). How can robotics and AI help us provide dignified, person centered care? Digital Care Conference (12th December 2019; Birmingham, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2019). Testing and evaluation phases of the 'CARESSES' study. Barnet Council - Activities Matter Conference (3rd September 2019; Hendon, UK).
  • Penn-Jones, C., Papadopoulos, C., Randhawa, G., & Asghar, Z. (2019). A General Practice Intervention Targeting Registration on the NHS Organ Donor Register. PsyPAG Conference (29th July 2019; Sheffield, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C., Pedder-Jones, C., Randhawa, G. & Asghar, Z. (2019). The role of primary care in increasing organ donation. 5th ELPAT Congress: Developing Dialogue - Pioneering Practice (25th April 2019; Krakow, Poland)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2019). How can robotics and AI help us provide dignified, person centered care? The Kings Fund ‘Future of Care’ conference. (19th March 2019; London, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2018). How can robotics and AI help us provide dignified, person centered care? Skills for Care workshop on ‘Using artificial intelligence and robotics in social care’ (20th November 2018; London, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2018). Autism stigma and its links with ethnicity and culture. National Autistic Society Professionals Conference 2018 (8th March 2018); doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.22565.19682
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2017). 'CARESSES' (Culture-Aware Robots and Environmental Sensor Systems for Elderly Support) – an EU-Japanese funded study. East of England Positive Ageing Conference (17th July 2017; Cambridge, UK)
  • Bruno, B., Papadopoulos, C. et al (2017). Paving the Way for Culturally Competent Robots: a Position Paper. Special session paper; 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017) (28th August - 1st September 2017; Lisbon, Portugal). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2017.8172357
  • Tzouvara, V., Papadopoulos, C. & Randhawa, G. (2016). ‘Loneliness and self-stigma among older adults with mental health problems in care homes.’ European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Conference (October 5th - 7th 2016; Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2016). ‘Stigma towards individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: A comparison of UK-based Nigerians and English attitudes.’ XI Autism-Europe International Congress (September 16th – 18th 2016; Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2016). Stigma’s impact upon the mental health of autism caregivers. Systemic Practice and Autism Conference (July 8th 2016; University of Bedfordshire)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2016). Stigma’s impact upon the mental health of autism caregivers. Mental Health Awareness Week Guest Lecture (May 19th 2016; Middlesex University)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2014). ‘Stigma towards mental illness within the Greek/Greek Cypriot culture’ Symposium in Mental Health and Counselling (May 19th 2014; University of Bedfordshire, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2014). ‘The antecedents of violence and aggression within psychiatric in-patient settings’ Symposium in Mental Health and Counselling (May 19th 2014; University of Bedfordshire, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2012). ‘The antecedents of violence and aggression within psychiatric in-patient settings’. Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector (October 24th - 26th, 2012; Vancouver, Canada)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2010). ‘Factors preceding changes in conflict and containment rates on acute psychiatric wards’. East London NHS Trust’s Eighth Annual Mental Health Research Presentation day (November 10th, 2010; London, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2010). ‘Factors preceding changes in conflict and containment rates on acute psychiatric wards’. The 16th International National Psychiatric Nurses Research Conference (September 23rd, 2010; Oxford, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. & Bowers, L. (2010). ‘Factors preceding changes in conflict and containment rates on acute psychiatric wards’. National Institute for Health Research’s Annual London Showcase Conference (February 8th, 2010; London, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2010). ‘What factors precede changes in conflict and containment rates on acute psychiatric wards?’ The Mental Health Nurses Association Conference (June 17th, 2010; London, UK)
  • Papadopoulos, C. (2005). ‘Stigma Towards People with Mental Health Problems: An Individualism-Collectivism Cross-Cultural Comparison.’ The 2nd Annual International Stigma Conference (August 15th, 2005; London, UK)

Contact Details

University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton
LU1 3JU

telephone

University switchboard
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

Outside office hours
(Campus Watch)
+44 (0)1582 74 39 89

email

Admissions
admission@beds.ac.uk

International office
international@beds.ac.uk

Student support
sid@beds.ac.uk

Registration
sid@beds.ac.uk

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