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Mr Vassilis Sideropoulos
Department of Psychology & Human Development
25 Woburn Square
Room: B4
London
UK
WC1H 0AA
Appointment
  • Psychology Research Technician
  • IT for IOE
  • ISD IT for SLMS, SLASH & IOE
Biography

Vassilis Sideropoulos is a Psychology & Human Development Research Tech for the Department of Psychology and Human Development at UCL Institute of Education. His expertise is in the area of Science and Information Technology for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. He holds a Scottish B.Sc. with Honours degree (MA equivalent) in Psychology.


Before joining UCL, he was a Psychology Laboratory Tech at London South Bank University where he worked on developing laboratory based research (programming cognitive tasks) and managing research spaces and psychophysiological equipment (EEG, ECG, Eye-trackers). Vassilis has received a number of awards such as Public Engagement Award (2019) and Founder's Award (2018).


He is also co-recipient of Medical Research Council (2019) and UCL Change Makers (2020) research grants.

Research Summary

My research interests are in the area of Cognitive Sciences, Health and Technology. Currently, I am researching smoking cessation, specifically Tailored Interventions to Assist Smokers to Stop Smoking using E-cigarettes. I am also part of a team running a global study into The Effects of COVID-19 on Mental and Physical Health as well as Social Trust and within this multidisciplinary team I am also part of the Better Together team examining these effects on Postgraduate Research Students.


My research interest are:
  • smoking behaviour
  • smoking cessation
  • e-cigarettes use
  • computational cognitive neuroscience (learning, vision) 
  • memory
Teaching Summary

I am very passionate about research-based education, mainly because it allows students and teachers to work collectively to find new ways to work together and explore new technology and research. I am also an open science and education enthusiast and a lot of my sessions are surrounded by the open science ethos.


Currently, I am involved in the following degrees/modules and professional training sessions: 


B.Sc. Psychology with Education

Year 1: Psychological Research (Statistics Workshops)

Year 2: Brain and Behaviours (Statistics Workshops)

Year 2: Research Methods and Statistics (Statistics Workshops)

Year 3: Psychology Research Project (Statistics Workshops, Presentation Workshops)

 

M.Sc. Psychology of Education /M.Sc. Developmental and Educational Psychology / M.Sc. Child Development

Module: Methodology and Statistics (Statistics Workshops)


IT for IOE Research Workshops:
Introduction to RStudio
JASP: Simplifying Advanced Statistics
Qualtrics for Social Scientists
Introduction to SPSS
STATA: Programming statistical models
Python 3
Appointments
01-SEP-2019 Psychology & Human Development Research Technician IT for IOE UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
03-JAN-2018 – 03-SEP-2019 Psychology Laboratory Technician Psychology London South Bank University, United Kingdom
03-JUN-2017 – 03-SEP-2017 Research Assistant Psychology Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2017   Bachelor of Science (Honours) Queen Margaret University College
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