Imperial College London

Miss Vas Papageorgiou

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







UG2Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





I am currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology based in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

My research uses a mixed-methods approach to explore the impact of structural and social factors on determinants of health and wellbeing among people living with HIV in the UK. I am supervised by Professor Helen Ward, Dr Bethan Davies and Dr Adamma Aghaizu (UK Health Security Agency). My PhD is funded by an ESRC LISS DTP Collaborative (CASE) Studentship

I am also a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the Participatory Approaches in Public Health specialisation for the online Global Master of Public Health (GMPH) programme. I teach a qualitative data analysis session for on-campus MPH & BSc Global Health students.

I joined Imperial College London in 2017 and completed a Master's in Public Health (Global Health stream). I then worked as a Research Assistant at the NIHR Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC).

Before Imperial, I worked in the patient involvement team at Cancer Research UK on projects looking to engage with, and improve the experience of, clinical trial participants. I have a BSc in Medical Genetics from the University of Leicester.

I am interested in mixed-methods research, participatory approaches, inequalities, and marginalised populations.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Papageorgiou V, Crittendon E, Coukan F, et al., 2022, Impact of daily, oral pre-exposure prophylaxis on the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among cisgender women: a systematic review and narrative synthesis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved], Wellcome Open Research, Vol:7, ISSN:2398-502X, Pages:1-21

Papageorgiou V, Davies B, Cooper E, et al., 2022, Influence of material deprivation on clinical outcomes among people living with HIV in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis, AIDS and Behavior, Vol:26, ISSN:1090-7165, Pages:2026-2054

Atchison C, PristerĂ  P, Cooper E, et al., 2020, Usability and acceptability of home-based self-testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies for population surveillance, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:2020, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:1-10

Papageorgiou V, Wharton-Smith A, Campos-Matos I, et al., 2020, Patient data-sharing for immigration enforcement: a qualitative study of healthcare providers in England, Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055


Papageorgiou V, Bruton P, Johnson H, et al., 2022, Peer Research Training Resource

Pristera P, Papageorgiou V, Kaur M, et al., 2020, Report 14: Online community involvement in COVID-19 research & outbreak response: early insights from a UK perspective

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