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Dr Eleni Karasouli

Job Title
Senior Research Fellow
Department
WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
Research Interests

Eleni's work is characterised by an interdisciplinary focus (e.g. psychology, health services research, mental health) and aims to address key health issues. Her main interests are in the areas of behavioural and health psychology. Her research concentrates on the use of innovative interventions for improving health and health care systems. This involves understanding and changing behaviour in community and clinical populations.

Main research themes include:

  • developing and evaluating novel methods to monitor and self-manage physical and mental health symptoms
  • exploring risk and protective factors/ behaviours around physical and mental conditions
  • understanding patients' and health care professionals' experiences and decision making processes
  • patient/clinician communication

Key areas include:

  • health behaviours (e.g. eating, physical activity), wellbeing (e.g. resilience, stress, quality of life);
  • behaviour change & maintenance, self-management;
  • user/ patient engagement, adherence to treatment/ therapies (incl. digital tools);
  • trauma & orthopaedics, obesity, diabetes, depression, self-harm/ suicide

Eleni's research work uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques, including randomized controlled trials, epidemiology, large-scale surveys, mixed methods, systematic literature reviews, psychometrics, intervention development and evaluation.

Biography

Eleni is a Senior Research Fellow at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and a Chartered Psychologist. She joined the University of Warwick as a Postdoctoral Researcher in 2010, and she has held posts in both the Warwick Medical School and the WMG Institute of Digital Healthcare. She gained her PhD in 2010 from the University of Leeds. She also holds an MSc in Health Psychology and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She has been teaching and supervising students on both Psychology and Medical courses (undergraduate & postgraduate). She has served as the Editor for the Midlands Health Psychology Network's Newsletter and she is an External Reviewer for a number of journals (e.g. JMIR, BMJ) and funding programmes (e.g. NIHR HTA, RfPB).

Title Funder Award start Award end
ARTISAN National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2018 30 Nov 2021
Together driving 360 wellbeing Phase 1: A high level review of employee health risks, and associated business impact. Jaguar Land Rover 01 Feb 2017 31 Aug 2017
CWPT - Research Development Funding: Piloting of an online self-help intervention aimed at reducing the risk of self-harm Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust 01 Oct 2013 31 May 2014