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Dr. Maria Valasaki

Postdoctoral Researcher


 Smeall building JS01


Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Maria studied Political Science and Public Administration at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2013 she obtained her Masters Degree in Political Psychology from Queen’s University of Belfast. In 2020 she completed her PhD in Sociology of Health and Illness at University of Crete. Her PhD was titled “Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease: embodied experiences and daily practices”. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher for the SPOCC programme at the University of Exeter Medical School, working with Dr. Sarah Morgan-Trimmer.

Her main research interests are focused on qualitative methodology, health and illness and their social representations, and critical posthumanism.


  • BSc Political Science and Public Administration (2012)
  • MSc Political Psychology (2013)
  • PhD Sociology of Health and Illness (2020)



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