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

Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is a Senior Research Associate 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 (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. She also leads the MSc in Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health), https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/study-here/msc-dementia-mental-health


Research Themes
Research Summary

Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is a researchy 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 MCI, and in the development and evaluation of these interventions using RCTs.  

Teaching Summary

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

She here for more details:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/study-here/msc-dementia-mental-health

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

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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