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Dr Vasiliki Orgeta
  • Associate Professor
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is an Associate Professor at the Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, at University College London and a Senior Fellow of the Alzheimer's Society. Vasiliki completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (First Class) at the University of Aberdeen in 2002, and her PhD also at the Department of Psychology at University of Aberdeen in 2007, investigating emotion-cognition interactions in late life (awarded without corrections). She joined UCL in 2008, and since then has been involved in systematic reviews of psychological treatments for people with dementia (with the Cochrane Review Group), and in RCTs developing and evaluating psychosocial interventions for people with dementia (IDEA, REMCARE and iCST trials). She is now developing a psychological intervention for preventing depressive symptoms in people with early-stage dementia, work funded by the Alzheimer's Society, known as the IDEA study, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/idea. She developed the MSc in Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health), https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/study-here/msc-dementia-mental-health and leads the UCL Dementia MSc 31,000 fully funded scholarship award.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is a research psychologist interested in emotional well-being in people with dementia and their family carers. Her research focuses on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of  psychological and psychosocial interventions in dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and in the development and evaluation of these interventions using randomised controlled trials (RCTs).  

Teaching Summary

Apply for our fully funded 31,000 Jost Leuschner MSc Dementia Scholarship

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MSc in Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health)

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MRcPsych Course teaching

1.  Personality Theories in Psychology
2.  Understanding Human Memory
3.  Learning Theories and Behaviour
4.  Fundamentals of Human Perception

Academic Background
2007   Doctor of Philosophy University of Aberdeen
2002   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Aberdeen
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