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Dr Penny Xanthopoulou
Room 112
Department of Applied Health Research
1-19 Torrington Place
  • Research Associate
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences

I graduated from the University of East London in 2001 in Psychology (BSc Hons), and I completed an MSc in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2004. I was awarded my PhD in Psychology by Loughborough University in 2010. Since then I have been researching and teaching in the Social and Health Sciences.

Previous research activities have included:
- NIHR (Health Services Research) Project: "Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases”
- "National Overnight Hospital Bed Rail Audit" project
- "Smart Pods to reconfigure urgent healthcare delivery” project

Research Themes
Research Summary

I am a Research Associate on the National Institute for Health Research Health Services & Delivery Research Programme: "Mixed methods analysis of the London Hyperacute Stroke System: identifying lessons on 24/7 working".

The aim of the study is to develop understanding of effective 24/7 services, this study uses quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse organisation and provision of 24/7 care for a common disorder (acute stroke) in a large population (stroke admissions in London), focusing on services provided in all eight Hyperacute Stroke Units (HASUs), which were implemented across London in 2010.

Teaching Summary

- Qualitative Methods (MSc Health and Society/ Dental Public Health) (UCL)

- Small group tutorials - Medical School MBBS Year 4 “Screening, Health Economics and Health Care” (UCL)
`Discovering Psychology` and `Social Psychology (Open University)
- `Psychology: Shaping the Discipline` and `Developmental and Social Psychology (Loughborough University

Academic Background
2010 PGCert Postgraduate Certificate Loughborough University
2004 MSc Master of Science London School of Economics and Political Science
2001 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of East London
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