Imperial College London

Miss Vas Papageorgiou

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







UG2Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus




PhD Project

HIV, COVID-19 and health and well-being: a mixed-methods exploration of the impact of structural and social determinants

My mixed-methods research uses secondary data from the 2017 Positive Voices study as well as qualitative data exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the experiences of people living with HIV (including service provision, treatment, and care). 

My research also uses a participatory research approach in collaboration with the peer-led HIV support charity, Positively UK. This includes training & supporting peer researchers to undertake and analyse interviews with people living with HIV. This participatory project is funded through the Rapid Response Seed Fund provided by the Societal Engagement team at Imperial College London.

More detail on our work on COVID-19 & HIV care can be found here, including links to further outputs. You can hear more about my project with peer researchers in the podcast here

As part of this project, we have also published a Peer Research Training Resource that aims to support and provide a starting point for academics and public involvement practitioners who want to train people with lived experience to become co-researchers in qualitative/interview-based research studies.


show research

24th International AIDS Conference 2022 - ePoster

Papageorgiou V, Bruton J, Dsouza K, Hamza H, Thamm W, Anderson J, Petretti S, Cooper E, Johnson H, Ward H. Experiences of the COVID-19 epidemic: a participatory qualitative study with people living and/or working with HIV in the UK

11th IAS Conference on HIV Science 2021 - ePoster

Papageorgiou V, Bruton J, Petretti S, Shah A, Kall M, Cooper E, Day S, Delpech V, Ward H. PED460 Impact of COVID-19 on the HIV care continuum in the United Kingdom

Chronic Living Conference 2020 (postponed to 2021) - oral presentation

Papageorgiou V, Jones K, Mindham R, Halliday B, Prasad S, Ward H. ‘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

AIDS Impact 2019 - oral presentation

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

Public Health England Annual Conference 2019 - ePoster

Papageorgiou V, Wharton-Smith A, Campos-Matos I, Ward H. Patient data sharing for immigration enforcement purposes: a qualitative study of healthcare providers in England