Imperial College London

Dr Athina Belsi

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Senior Teaching Fellow
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 3312 1100a.belsi

 
 
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Paterson WingSt Mary's Campus

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Clunie G, Belsi A, Roe J, Alexander C, Sandhu G, McGregor Aet al., 2020, Not Just Dyspnoea – Swallowing as a Concern for Adults with Laryngotracheal Stenosis Who Undergo Reconstructive Surgery?, UK Swallowing Research Group 2020 Conference

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Belsi A, Murtagh G, 2018, Peer tutoring in clinical communication teaching: the experience of 1st year students and their peer tutors, MedEdPublish, Vol: 7, ISSN: 2312-7996

This study explored the impact of peer tutoring in Clinical Communication teaching as it was expressed in the views of Year 1 students and their Peer Tutors at Imperial College London.Methods: a mixed methods approach was used combining questionnaires and focus groups. Quantitative findings were analysed using SPSS v23 and qualitative findings were analysed using Framework Methodology.Results: the findings suggest a very positive experience for both Year 1 students and their Peer Tutors with the former reporting feeling supported to practice and improve on their Clinical Communication Skills in a collaborative environment, being taught and learning from peers who would share their past educational experiences. No significant differences were found between students taught by Peer Tutors and those taught by Course Tutors. Peer Tutors on the other hand, reported an equally positive experience, which gave them an insight into teaching, improved their leadership and feedback skills, enhanced their confidence and helped them reflect on their own Clinical Communication skills.Conclusion: peer tutoring has many advantages as an educational method in medical education and Clinical Communication teaching and should be promoted in medical curricula.

Journal article

Belsi A, Papi E, McGregor AH, 2016, The impact of wearable technology on psychosocial factors of osteoarthritis management: a qualitative study, BMJ Open, Vol: 6, ISSN: 2044-6055

Objectives To identify the impact the use of wearable technology could have in patients with osteoarthritis in terms of communication with healthcare providers and patients’ empowerment to manage their condition.Design Qualitative study using focus groups with patients with osteoarthritis; data from patients’ responses were analysed using Framework Methodology.Participants 21 patients with knee osteoarthritis from the London area (age range 45–65 years) participated in a total of four focus groups. Recruitment continued until data saturation.Setting The study was conducted in a university setting.Results Patients’ responses suggested a positive attitude on the impact wearable technology could have on the management of osteoarthritis. It was perceived that the use of wearable devices would benefit patients in terms of feeling in control of their condition, providing them with awareness of their progress, empowering in terms of self-management and improving communication with their clinician.Conclusions This paper suggests positive patient perspectives on the perceived benefits wearable technology could have on the management of osteoarthritis. The data that could be collected with the use of wearable technology could be beneficial both to patients and clinicians. The information obtained from this study suggests that introducing wearable technology into patient-centred care could enhance patient experience in the field of osteoarthritis and beyond.

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Papi E, Belsi A, McGregor AH, 2015, A knee monitoring device and the preferences of patients living with osteoarthritis: A qualitative study, BMJ Open, Vol: 5, ISSN: 2044-6055

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Greenfield G, Ignatowicz AM, Belsi A, Pappas Y, Car J, Majeed A, Harris Met al., 2014, Wake up, wake up! It's me! It's my life! patient narratives on person-centeredness in the integrated care context: a qualitative study., BMC Health Services Research, Vol: 14, ISSN: 1472-6963

BackgroundPerson-centered care emphasizes a holistic, humanistic approach that puts patients first, at the center of medical care. Person-centeredness is also considered a core element of integrated care. Yet typologies of integrated care mainly describe how patients fit within integrated services, rather than how services fit into the patient¿s world. Patient-centeredness has been commonly defined through physician¿s behaviors aimed at delivering patient-centered care. Yet, it is unclear how `person-centeredness¿ is realized in integrated care through the patient voice. We aimed to explore patient narratives of person-centeredness in the integrated care context.MethodsWe conducted a phenomenological, qualitative study, including semi-structured interviews with 22 patients registered in the Northwest London Integrated Care Pilot. We incorporated Grounded Theory approach principles, including substantive open and selective coding, development of concepts and categories, and constant comparison.ResultsWe identified six themes representing core `ingredients¿ of person-centeredness in the integrated care context: ¿Holism¿, ¿Naming¿, ¿Heed¿, ¿Compassion¿, ¿Continuity of care¿, and ¿Agency and Empowerment¿, all depicting patient expectations and assumptions on doctor and patient roles in integrated care. We bring examples showing that when these needs are met, patient experience of care is at its best. Yet many patients felt `unseen¿ by their providers and the healthcare system. We describe how these six themes can portray a continuum between having own physical and emotional `Space¿ to be `seen¿ and heard vs. feeling `translucent¿, `unseen¿, and unheard. These two conflicting experiences raise questions about current typologies of the patient-physician relationship as a `dyad¿, the meanings patients attributed to `care&

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Donaldson N, Gallagher Jet al., 2014, Motivation to study dental professions in one London Dental Institute, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION, Vol: 18, Pages: 24-30, ISSN: 1396-5883

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Curry N, Harris M, Gunn L, Pappas Y, Blunt I, Soljak M, Mastellos N, Holder H, Smith J, Majeed A, Ignatowicz A, Greaves F, Belsi A, Costin-Davis N, Jones Nielsen JD, Greenfield G, Cecil E, Patterson S, Bardsley Met al., 2013, Integrated care pilot in north west London: a mixed methods evaluation

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Curry N, Harris M, Gunn LH, Pappas Y, Blunt I, Soljak M, Mastellos N, Holder H, Smith J, Majeed A, Ignatowicz A, Greaves F, Belsi A, Costin-Davis N, Jones Nielsen JD, Greenfield G, Cecil E, Patterson S, Car J, Bardsley Met al., 2013, Integrated care pilot in north west London: a mixed methods evaluation, International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol: 13, ISSN: 1568-4156

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Belsi A, Gonzalez-Maffe J, Jones K, Wright D, Gallagher JEet al., 2013, Care home managers’ views of dental services for older people living in nursing and residential homes in inner city London, Community Dental Health

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Pappas Y, Ignatowicz A, Jones Nielsen J, Belsi A, Mastellos N, Costin-Davis N, Patterson S, Greenfield G, Greaves F, Harris Met al., 2013, NHS North West London Integrated Care Pilot: Year one evaluation

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Durkan C, Belsi A, Johnson R, Gallagherand Jet al., 2012, Career choice, pathways and continuing professional development of dental nurses at one institution, BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, Vol: 213, ISSN: 0007-0610

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Durkan C, Belsi A, Johnson R, Gallagher Jet al., 2012, Summary of: Career choice, pathways and continuing professional development of dental nurses at one institution, BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, Vol: 213, Pages: 68-69, ISSN: 0007-0610

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Belsi A, Ghotane SG, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JEet al., 2012, Final-year Hygiene/Therapy Students’ Career Aspirations in One London Dental Institute (oral presentation), International Association for Dental Research General Session

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2012, Professional Mobility Within Dentistry: The Case Of Dental Care Professionals at King’s College London Dental Institute (poster presentation), British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, Spring Scientific Meeting

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2011, Hygiene/Therapy students' motivation to study in one London dental school, BSODR Meeting (Oral Presentation), British Society for Oral and Dental Research

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Belsi A, Gallagher JE, Asimakopoulou K, 2011, Personality profile of students entering dentistry, hygiene/therapy and dental nursing at one London dental institute., Eur J Dent Educ, Vol: 15, Pages: 80-84

INTRODUCTION: King's College London Dental Institute (KCLDI) is the largest school in the UK, training dental professionals: Dentists, Hygienists/Therapists and Dental Nurses. Although previous work has examined dental students, there is a dearth of studies on the personality profile of students of hygiene/therapy and dental nursing. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the personality profile of students studying dentistry, hygiene/therapy and dental nursing at KCLDI, by programme, sex and ethnicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All entrants into dentistry, hygiene/therapy and dental nursing at KCLDI were invited to participate in the study. A self report questionnaire including the brief version of the Five-Factor Model and personal details was administered to the 218 recruited students in groups and under supervised conditions. RESULTS:   One-way ANOVA on data from 148 questionnaires revealed significant differences; the medical graduate entrants to dentistry appeared to have a more extraverted profile than hygiene/therapy entrants (P<0.04). The graduate entrants to dentistry were more open to experiences than the direct entrants (P<0.03) and the dental nursing trainees (P<0.03). The medical graduate entrants also appeared more open to experiences than the dental nursing trainees; the latter also appeared to have a more sensitive profile compared to the medical entry students (P<0.03). No differences were found between groups in agreeableness and conscientiousness. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest the presence of personality differences between entrants to dentistry, hygiene/therapy and dental nursing. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2010, Personality profile of students entering dentistry at King’s College London, (Poster presentation), 4th Scientific Meeting of the Pan European Federation of International Association of Dental Research

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Donaldson N, Gallagher JEet al., 2010, Motivation of Student Dental Professionals at One London School (poster presentation), International Association for Dental Research, General Session

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Donaldson N, Gallagher JEet al., 2010, Well-being and personality of students from one London Dental Institute (poster presentation), International Association for Dental Research, General Session

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2010, Career Expectations of Hygiene/Therapy and Dental Nursing Students at King’s College London Dental Institute (Poster presentation), British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, Spring Scientific Meeting

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2009, Motivation, Background and Career Intentions of Dental Nursing Students (Oral presentation), British Society for Dental Research

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2009, Motivation, Background and Career Intentions of Hygiene/Therapy Students (Oral presentation), British Society for Dental Research

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Belsi A, Asimakopoulou K, Gallagher JE, 2009, Personality Profile of Students Entering Hygiene/Therapy, Dental Nursing and Dentistry (graduate entry) at King’s College London (Poster presentation), British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, Spring Scientific Meeting

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Belsi A, Gonzales J, Jones K, Wright D, Gallagher JEet al., 2008, Dental Care for Adults in Nursing and Residential Care Homes (Poster presentation), International Association of Dental Research, 86th General Session & Exhibition

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Belsi A, Gonzales J, Jones K, Wright D, Gallagher JEet al., 2008, Dental Care for Residents of Care Homes across three South London Boroughs: Managers’ Views

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Jones K, Belsi A, Wright D, Donaldson N, Watt R, Warnakulasuryia S, Gallagher JEet al., 2007, Oral Health Promotion In Primary Dental Care in South East London (Poster presentation), 10th Annual Conference of the UK Federation of Primary Care Research Organisations and 1st Joint Conference with the Primary Care Research Network in England

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