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 Valerie Delpech (HIV Section, Public Health England). 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 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 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, 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

Papageorgiou V, Jones K, Halliday B, et al., 2021, A qualitative exploration of participant and investigator perspectives from the TRED-HF trial, Esc Heart Failure, Vol:8, ISSN:2055-5822, Pages:3760-3768

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


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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