Anna's academic background is in Psychology. Anna completed a BSc (Hons, 1st) in Psychology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, for which she was awarded various awards. In 2006 she did her MSc in Health Psychology at University College London (UCL), which was funded by Cancer Research UK and Propondis Foundation.
Anna's research interests are in the psychological aftermath of patient safety incidents, patients' experiences of health and illness, stress and coping, health promotion and patient safety.
During her postgraduate studies she carried out cross-cultural research on young women's attitudes to breast self-examination. Anna joined Imperial (Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality) in February 2008 as a research assistant working on a mixed methods evaluation of a national patient safety initiative (Safer Patients Initiative), as well as on a mixed methods evaluation of an animated video encouraging patients to be more involved in their care during their hospital stay.
She has recently been awarded her PhD on "The psychological impact of surgical complications on patients and surgeons". She is currently working on a multisite longitudinal study on the impact of surgical complications on patients' wellbeing and is also involved on wider work on the psychological aftermath of patient safety incidents.
Anna is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Health Psychology (DHP).
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et al., 2015, Understanding how colorectal units achieve short length of stay: an interview survey among representative hospitals in England, Patient Safety in Surgery, Vol:9
et al., 2014, Acute traumatic stress among surgeons after major surgical complications, American Journal of Surgery, Vol:208, ISSN:0002-9610, Pages:642-647
et al., 2013, Surgical complications and their implications for surgeons' well-being, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:100, ISSN:0007-1323, Pages:1748-1755