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Dr Vasiliki Orgeta
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is a Senior Research Associate at the Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, at University College London. Vasiliki Orgeta completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (First Class) at the University of Aberdeen in 2002. She completed 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 such as the REMCARE and iCST trials. More recently (March 2014) she has been assisting Professor Sonia Johnson in the coordination of the new divisional MSc courses in Clinical Mental Health Sciences and Mental Health Sciences Research.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is interested in emotional well-being in late life, particularly in people with dementia and their family caregivers. Her research focuses on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of psychosocial interventions in dementia and MCI, and in the development and evaluation of these interventions using RCTs. She is currently collaborating with the Cochrane Review Group. 

Teaching Summary

MRcPsych Course

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

Supervision of MSc (5) and PhD (1) students

Student Achievements

Elena LoSterzo received a distinction for her MRes thesis (University of Padova, 2011)

Jessica Weaving received a distinction for her MRes thesis and the Master of the Year Award (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences, 2012)

Academic Background
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Psychology not elsewhere classified University of Aberdeen
2002 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Psychology University of Aberdeen
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