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University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Penny Xanthopoulou

Dr Penny Xanthopoulou

Research Fellow

 p.d.xanthopoulou@exeter.ac.uk

 6058

 01392 726058

 College House 1.05

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Overview

Penny studied Psychology at East London University, London School of Economics and Loughborough University. After completing her PhD, Penny was a Research Associate, based at Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, working on various health services research projects. In 2015, Penny joined the Mental Health Research Group at the University of Exeter Medical School as a Research Fellow.

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology  
  • MSc Social Psychology
  • BSc. (Hons) Psychology                                    
  • Diploma in CBT    

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Research

Research interests

  • Mental health, psychology and psychiatry

  • Qualitative Research

  • Patient experience and Clinical communication

  • Police response to mental health criseS

Research projects

Active and completed research

  • SCENE: ‘Improving quality of life and health outcomes of patients with psychosis through a new structured intervention for expanding social networks’ (http://scene.elft.nhs.uk/) 
  • Shared Decision Making in Mild to Moderate Dementia (http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/research/healthresearch/mentalhealth/projects/shared/)
  • Therapeutic conversations with a mental health professional in the ED: https://www.researchregistry.com/browse-the-registry#home/registrationdetails/59258cbf344d4648c098336e/
  • Mixed methods analysis of the London Hyperacute Stroke System: identifying lessons on 24/7 working (METRO 24/7).  https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/1212841/#/
  • Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a prospective observational study. Health Services and Delivery Research, No. 2.37 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dahr/research-pages/improving 

Awards

Engaged Research Exploratory Awards/Wellcome: 2019 and 2020

Research networks

  • Justice and Violence Studies @ Exeter  https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/networks/justiceandviolencestudies/ 
  • Devon Suicide Prevention Strategic Implementation Group, DCC

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Publications

Journal articles

Giacco D, Chevalier, A, Patterson M, Hamborg T, Mortimer R, Yan F, Webber M, Xanthopoulou P, Priebe S (In Press). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a structured social coaching intervention for people with psychosis (SCENE): trial protocol. BMJ Open
Xanthopoulou D (In Press). Participating in research: Experiences of people presenting to the emergency department with self-harm or suicidality. International Journal of Qualitative Methods Abstract.
Tee H, Chevalier A, Webber M, Xanthopoulou P, Priebe S, Giacco D, Xanthopoulou D (In Press). Who wants more social contacts? a cross-sectional study of people with psychotic disorders in England. Schizophrenia Research
Ngamaba KH, Webber M, Xanthopoulou P, Chevalier A, Giacco D (2023). Participation in leisure activities and quality of life of people with psychosis in England: a multi-site cross-sectional study. Ann Gen Psychiatry, 22(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Giacco D, Kirkbride JB, Ermakova AO, Webber M, Xanthopoulou P, Priebe S (2022). Neighbourhood characteristics and social isolation of people with psychosis: a multi-site cross-sectional study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 57(9), 1907-1915. Abstract.  Author URL.
Xanthopoulou P, Ryan M, Lomas M, McCabe R (2022). Psychosocial Assessment in the Emergency Department: the Experiences of People Presenting with Self-Harm and Suicidality. Crisis, 43(4), 299-306. Abstract.
Xanthopoulou PD, Mbanu J, Chevalier A, Webber M, Giacco D (2022). Social Isolation and Psychosis: Perspectives from People with Psychosis, Family Caregivers and Mental Health Professionals. Community Mental Health Journal, 58(7), 1338-1345. Abstract.
Xanthopoulou P, Thomas C, Dooley J (2022). Subjective experiences of the first response to mental health crises in the community: a qualitative systematic review. BMJ Open, 12(2). Abstract.
Donaghy J, Buhagiar K, Xanthopoulou P, Ngamaba K, Priebe S, Giacco D (2021). Routine participation in sports and fitness activities among out-patients with psychotic disorders: a multi-site cross-sectional survey in England. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 20 Abstract.
Dooley J, Bailey C, Xanthopoulou P, Bass N, McCabe R (2020). Communication and understanding of mild cognitive impairment diagnoses. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 35(6), 662-670. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tee H, Priebe S, Santos C, Xanthopoulou P, Webber M, Giacco D (2020). Helping people with psychosis to expand their social networks: the stakeholders' views. BMC Psychiatry, 20(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Simister R, Black GB, Melnychuk M, Ramsay AIG, Baim-Lance A, Cohen DL, Eng J, Xanthopoulou PD, Brown MM, Rudd AG, et al (2020). Temporal variations in quality of acute stroke care and outcomes in London hyperacute stroke units: a mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 8(34), 1-98. Abstract.
Dooley J, Booker M, Barnes R, Xanthopoulou P (2020). Urgent care for patients with dementia: a scoping review of associated factors and stakeholder experiences. BMJ Open, 10(9). Abstract.
McCabe R, Pavlickova H, Xanthopoulou DP, Bass N, Livingston G, Dooley J (2019). Patient and companion shared decision making and satisfaction with decisions about starting cholinesterase medication at dementia diagnosis. Age and Ageing
Xanthopoulou DP, McCabe R (2019). Subjective experiences of cognitive decline and receiving a diagnosis of dementia: Qualitative interviews with people recently diagnosed in memory clinics in the United Kingdom. BMJ Open
Black GB, Ramsay AIG, Baim-Lance A, Eng J, Melnychuk M, Xanthopoulou P, Brown MM, Morris S, Rudd AG, Simister R, et al (2019). What does it take to provide clinical interventions with temporal consistency? a qualitative study of London hyperacute stroke units. BMJ Open, 9(11). Abstract.
McCabe R, Garside R, Backhouse A, Xanthopoulou DP (2018). Effectiveness of brief psychological interventions for suicidal presentations: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 18
Xanthopoulou DP, Dooley J, Meo I, Bass N, McCabe R (2018). Patient and companion concerns when receiving a dementia diagnosis: an observational study of dementia diagnosis feedback meetings. Ageing and Society, 1
McCabe R, Garside R, Backhouse A, Xanthopoulou P (2016). Effective communication in eliciting and responding to suicidal thoughts: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 5(1). Abstract.
Nic a Bháird C, Xanthopoulou P, Black G, Michie S, Pashayan N, Raine R (2016). Multidisciplinary team meetings in community mental health: a systematic review of their functions. Mental Health Review Journal, 21
Nic a Bháird C, Xanthopoulou PD, Black G, Michie S, Pashayan N, Raine R (2016). Multidisciplinary team meetings in community mental health: a systematic review of their functions. Mental Health Review Journal, 21
Raine R, a' Bháird CN, Xanthopoulou P, Wallace I, Ardron D, Harris M, Barber J, Prentice A, Gibbs S, King M, et al (2015). Use of a formal consensus development technique to produce recommendations for improving the effectiveness of adult mental health multidisciplinary team meetings. BMC psychiatry, 15, 143-143. Abstract.
Raine R, Xanthopoulou P, Wallace I, Nic a’ Bháird C, Lanceley A, Clarke A, Livingston G, Prentice A, Ardron D, Harris M, et al (2014). Determinants of treatment plan implementation in multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a mixed-methods study. BMJ Quality & Safety, 23(10), 867-876.
O'Driscoll W, Livingston G, Lanceley A, Nic a' Bháird C, Xanthopoulou P, Wallace I, Manoharan M, Raine R (2014). Patient experience of MDT care and decision-making. Mental Health Review Journal, 19(4), 265-278. Abstract.
Hignett S, Sands G, Fray M, Xanthopoulou P, Healey F, Griffiths P (2013). Which bed designs and patient characteristics increase bed rail use?. Age and Ageing, 42(4), 531-535.
Xanthopoulou P (2010). The production of ‘defectiveness’ as a linguistic resource in broadcast evangelical discourse: a discursive psychology approach. Discourse & Society, 21(6), 675-691. Abstract.

Conferences

Xanthopoulou P, Bolt M, Moorhouse L (2023). Detention under section 136 of the Mental Health Act: a multi-agency panel review of practice and communication between police officers and mental health professionals. the 23rd WPA World Congress of Psychiatry. 28th Sep - 1st Oct 2023. Abstract.
Sands G, Hignett S, Fray M, Xanthopoulou P, Healey F, Griffiths P (2011). An overnight bedrail audit in UK hospitals exploring the relationships between environmental factors and patient characteristics.  Author URL.

Reports

Raine R, Wallace I, Nic a’ Bháird C, Xanthopoulou P, Lanceley A, Clarke A, Prentice A, Ardron D, Harris M, Gibbs JSR, et al (2014). Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a prospective observational study., National Institute for Health and Care Research. 171 pages.  Abstract.

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Teaching

Penny has taught lectures and seminars in Qualitative Research Methods and Psychology. She is a pastoral tutor and supervises Medical Science and placement students and is contributing to various seminars and tutorials in mental health and qualitative research methods.

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