Vas Papageorgiou is currently undertaking a PhD in the NIHR Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC), Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology based in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.
Her PhD research will use a mixed-methods approach to explore the impact of structural and social factors on determinants of self-reported health and wellbeing among people living with HIV in the UK. Her research is in collaboration with the HIV Section at Public Health England and is funded through the ESRC LISS DTP’s Collaborative (CASE) Studentship.
Vas joined Imperial College London in 2017 where she completed a Masters in Public Health (Global Health stream). She then worked as a Research Assistant in PERC on projects including:
- A systematic review to explore the association between the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis and the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among cis-gender women
- A qualitative study exploring the motivations and experiences of participants of a feasibility study on dilated cardiomyopathy, in collaboration with colleagues at the Royal Brompton Hospital
Before Imperial, Vas worked in the Patient Involvement & Communications team at Cancer Research UK on projects looking to engage with, and improve the experience of, clinical trial participants. Vas has a BSc in Medical Genetics from the University of Leicester.
Vas has an interest in mixed-methods research, public involvement and marginalised populations.
et al., Impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis on the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among cisgender women: systematic review, AIDS Impact 2019
et al., Patient data sharing for immigration enforcement purposes: a qualitative study of healthcare providers in England, Public Health England Annual Conference 2019