Portrait of Dr Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou (Vivi)

Dr Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou (Vivi)

Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disability

About

Dr Triantafyllopoulou has a BSc in Neuropsychology from the University of Central Lancashire, an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology and a MRes in Psychology from Oxford Brookes University.  She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities in 2013 at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.  

Her research and consultancy focuses on health, psychological interventions and autism assessments.  She is a member of the Tizard Ethics committee and has been working with people with intellectual disabilities since 2006. 

Research interests

Dr Triantafyllopoulou's research areas cover:

  • Health research and relevant interventions for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • Sleep research and sleep interventions for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • Cancer research among people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • Psychological interventions for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • Dementia and older adults with IDD
  • Educational settings/approaches in autism
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Online safety, cybercrime, cyber bullying, social media and people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism 

Teaching

Dr Triantafyllopoulou is the convenor for the postgraduate IDD programmes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the undergraduate programme in Autism.  She also convenes the undergraduate modules of Clinical Psychology for the Psychology Department at the University of Kent.


Supervision

Dr Triantafyllopoulou supervises PhD research on health related issues (for example, sleep, cancer, eating disorders, GP data, dementia etc.), psychological interventions, autism diagnosis and online safety/cybercrime. 

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