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 will use 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. This project will be under the supervision of Professor Helen Ward, Dr Bethan Davies and Dr Valerie Delpech (HIV Section, Public Health England). The work is funded through an ESRC LISS DTP Collaborative (CASE) Studentship

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

Before Imperial, I worked in patient involvement 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, public involvement and marginalised populations.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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, Jones K, Mindham R, et al., ‘Do I really want to do this for the rest of my life?’: a qualitative exploration of participant and study staff perspectives from the Therapy withdrawal in Recovered Dilated cardiomyopathy - Heart Failure (TRED-HF) study, Chronic Living Conference 2020

Papageorgiou V, Crittendon E, Davies B, et al., Impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis on the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among cisgender women: systematic review, AIDS Impact 2019


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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