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Mr Vassilis Sideropoulos
Room 304
25 Woburn Square
Department of Psychology & Human Development
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  • Senior Research Technician
  • IT for IOE
  • ISD Faculty IT & Partnering

Vassilis Sideropoulos is a Senior Research Technician in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, at ΙΟΕ, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society. He has over 5 years of experience as a data specialist. His expertise lies in the areas of mental health, education and randomised optimisation trials. Vassilis has secured ~£170K of research funding from UKRI, Medical Research Council as well as UCL Seed Funds. He has also pitched and secured ~£300K of research equipment funding from UCL's pot of UKRI Research Capital Investment Fund.

Prior to his current post, Vassilis worked as a Research Technician in Psychology and Human Development (UCL); Teaching Fellow in Statistics (Queen Margaret University) and as a Psychology Lab Technician (London South Bank University) where he primarily conducted and supported research in the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research and the Brain, Mind and Behaviour Research Group. 

Vassilis strong advocacy for Science Communication and Scientific Public Engagement has received recognition: Founder’s Award from Queen Margaret University and Public Engagement Award from the British Psychology Society (via I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here). 

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research endeavours are diverse in nature, but they are all centre on the field of mental health. My primary area of focus is anxiety, depression, and loneliness in neurotypical and neurodivergent populations, such as young and older people with Autism, Down Syndrome, and Williams Syndrome. Additionally, I am interested in studying the mental health and educational trajectories of postgraduate research students. Furthermore, I am actively engaged in the development of randomised optimisation trials for behaviour change interventions, such as those aimed at smoking cessation.

I employ a variety of methodological approaches in my research, including computerised tasks, experimental designs, large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional surveys, secondary data and interviews.

Currently, I am affiliated with the Group for Research in Relationships and Neurodiversity and the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick. I am open to collaborating with other researchers in the field.

Previous key projects:

1. A MRC randomised optimisation trial for behaviour change led by Prof. Lynne Dawkins, a global renowned expert in tobacco studies.

2. A COVID-19 study led by Dr. Keri Wong and 15+ researchers across different universities.

3. A UCL ChangeMakers funded project on mental health led by Dr. Maria Kambouri.

Teaching Summary

I am very passionate about research-based education and open science as it encourages student-staff collaboration and facilitate the incorporation of new technologies in teaching and a transparent research ethos. My teaching interests centre on the areas of mental health, research skills, open science and design of research.

Currently, I am actively engaged in the following modules:


03-SEP-2019 – 31-DEC-2021 Research Technician in Psychology & Human Development Dept. of Psychology & Human Development IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, United Kingdom
03-JUN-2018 – 03-SEP-2018 Teaching Fellow in Statistics Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2018 – 31-AUG-2019 Psychology Laboratory Technician Division of Psychology London South Bank University, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2017 – 30-SEP-2017 Research Assistant in Psychology Department of Psychology Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom
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