Postdoctoral Mixed Methods Research Associate
Vasilis S. Vasiliou is a Clinical Psychologist by training and research (Ph.D.), with a specialization in Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. His research emphasizes the application of the newest Contextual Cognitive-Behavioral interventions (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, etc) in chronic illness and chronic pain management.
He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Crete, Greece, a master degree from Swansea University, Wales, UK, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus. He also holds a Post-graduate Certificate (Pg. Cert.) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CKBO2, NFQ Level 9) from the University College Cork (UCC), Ireland.
He employs mixed methods (triangulating quantitative and qualitative data), participatory designs (e.g., interventions developed from public and patient involvement groups- PPI), and multilevel models to understand how digital, personalized, modularized assessment and interventions tools can be implemented in different clinical settings.
He is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Botnar Research Center, Luqmani Group, where he leads a mixed-method study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Glucocorticoid Toxicity Index (GTI) in measuring the impact of steroid side effects in a range of patients with vasculitis. Dr. Vasiliou is responsible for coordinating and analyzing the views of patients and clinicians on the current format of the GTI and its components and work towards developing an assessment that can be undertaken by patients directly (Patient-reported outcome measure) for steroid toxicity.