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Dr Eleni Vangeli

Dr Eleni Vangeli

vangelie@lsbu.ac.uk

Psychology

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I joined LSBU in 2014, where I am Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Applied Sciences, and Employability Lead for the Division of Psychology. Prior to this, I was Health Psychology Specialist at Atlantis Healthcare, where I developed multi-channel patient support programmes to aid self-management of chronic illness, and Research Associate at University College London in the Health Behaviour Research Centre.

As a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the Division of Health Psychology, I am passionate about understanding health behaviours and developing interventions that promote and support behaviour change. I am interested in how both social and individual processes influence individuals’ behaviour and in particular the role of identity in behavioural transitions.

Much of my research focus and applied practice has been in the field of addiction and takes an exploratory approach. This work includes application of experiential methods via in-depth qualitative work, and quantitative methods including the analysis of national household datasets, surveys and systematic reviews. This has afforded the acquisition of advanced skills in health service research methods, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and smoking cessation intervention delivery and training. My work in the field of smoking cessation demonstrated the value of qualitative methods to advance knowledge of cigarette addiction and transition processes. I have international recognition for my work, including invitations to deliver keynote presentations at international conferences and to collaborate on research that includes qualitative approaches.

I am currently working on two nationally funded projects to evaluate:

1) Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) from the perspectives and experiences of MHFA end users in the workplace

2) The development of a behaviour change unit and its contribution to local government

Courses taught

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Deniz UrgunDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Miss Sarah Louise WilliamsonChanging behaviour: Role of theories and techniques in increasing physical activity in non-specific low back pain patients.PhD
Mr Opeyemi Olusegun AtandaAn embedded mixed method evaluation of the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid in UK workplacesPhD
DPsych Health Psychology

City University

2004
2011
MSc Health Psychology

University of the West of England, Bristol

2000
2002
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Health Science

University of the West of England, Bristol

1997
2000
Fellow

Higher Education Academy

2016
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2324-0009 X-PERT Full Trial_NIHR HTAX-PERT Full Trial_NIHR HTACo-InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN In preparationAug 2023
British Psychological Society
2013
Health and Care Professions Council
2013
2021

Associate editor
2011
Dutch Cancer Society
2013
2013
Cancer Research UK Tobacco Advisory Committee
2009
2009
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College London
External examiner

International Programme In Addiction Studies

April 2020

Perspectives on the cross-cultural challenges and coping strategies of sport coaches 
Urgun, D., Borges, M., De Oliveira, R. and Vangeli, E. (2023). Perspectives on the cross-cultural challenges and coping strategies of sport coaches . British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology 2023 Annual Conference. Edinburgh 28 - 29 Nov 2023

Mobile phone text messages to support people to stop smoking by switching to vaping: co-development, co-production, and initial testing
Sideropoulos, V., Vangeli, E., Naughton, F., Cox, S., Frings, D., Notley, C., Brown, J., Kimber, C. and Dawkins, L. (2023). Mobile phone text messages to support people to stop smoking by switching to vaping: co-development, co-production, and initial testing. JMIR Formative Research.

Dataset: Co-development of mobile phone text messages to support smokers’ quitting by switching to an e-cigarette
Sideropoulos, V., Vangeli, E., Naughton, F, Cox, S., Frings, D., Notley, C., Brown, J., Kimber, C. and Dawkins, L. (2021). Dataset: Co-development of mobile phone text messages to support smokers’ quitting by switching to an e-cigarette. London South Bank University. https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.8y92z

Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid from the Perspective Of Workplace End UseRs-EMPOWER: protocol of cluster randomised trial phase.
Atanda, O., Callaghan, Patrick, Carter, Tim, Durcan, Graham, O'Shea, Nick, Brown, Steve D, Reavey, Paula, Vangeli, Eleni, White, Sarah and Wood, K. (2020). Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid from the Perspective Of Workplace End UseRs-EMPOWER: protocol of cluster randomised trial phase. Trials. 21 (1), p. 715. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04636-0

Identity Processes in Smokers Who Want to Quit Smoking: A Longitudinal Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Meijer, E, Vangeli, E, Gebhardt, W and Van Laar, C (2018). Identity Processes in Smokers Who Want to Quit Smoking: A Longitudinal Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. 24 (5). https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459318817923

Progression towards smoking cessation: qualitative analysis of successful, unsuccessful and never quitters
Tombor, I, Vangeli, E, West, R and Shahab, L (2017). Progression towards smoking cessation: qualitative analysis of successful, unsuccessful and never quitters. Journal of Substance Use. 23 (2), pp. 214-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2017.1378746

A systematic review of factors associated with non-adherence to treatment for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
Vangeli, E, Bakhshi, S, Baker, A, Fisher, A, Bucknor, D, Mrowietz, U, Östör, AJK, Peyrin-Biroulet, L, Lacerda, AP and Weinman, J (2015). A systematic review of factors associated with non-adherence to treatment for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Advances in Therapy. 32 (11), pp. 983 - 1028. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12325-015-0256-7

Quitting Without Reporting Having Tried: Findings From a National Survey
Brown, J, Vangeli, E, Fidler, JA, Raupach, T and West, R (2014). Quitting Without Reporting Having Tried: Findings From a National Survey. Journal of Smoking Cessation. 10 (2), pp. 141 - 145. https://doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2013.41

Structured smoking cessation training for health professionals on cardiology wards: a prospective study.
Raupach, T, Falk, J, Vangeli, E, Schiekirka, S, Rustler, C, Grassi, MC, Pipe, A and West, R (2012). Structured smoking cessation training for health professionals on cardiology wards: a prospective study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 21 (7), pp. 915 - 922. https://doi.org/10.1177/2047487312462803