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Dr Penny Xanthopoulou

Dr Penny Xanthopoulou

Research Fellow

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 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    

Research

Research interests

  • Patient experience and clinical communication

  • Mental health

    • Dementia

    • Psychosis

    • Suicide

  • Qualitative Research

  • Health Services Research

Research projects

Active and completed research projects

  • 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/
  •  SLaDe: Sensing Language for Dementia Diagnosis
  • 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 Award / 2019

Links


Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


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.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Xanthopoulou D (In Press). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a structured social coaching intervention for people with psychosis (SCENE): trial protocol. BMJ Open
Tee H, Priebe S, Santos C, Xanthopoulou P, Webber M, Giacco D (In Press). Helping people with psychosis to expand their social networks: the stakeholders’ views. BMC Psychiatry Full text.
Ngamaba KH, Webber M, Xanthopoulou P, Chevalier A, Giacco D (In Press). The participation in leisure activities and the quality of life of people with psychosis in England: a multi-site cross-sectional study.  Abstract.
Xanthopoulou P, Ryan M, Lomas M, McCabe R (2021). Psychosocial Assessment in the Emergency Department: the Experiences of People Presenting with Self-Harm and Suicidality. Crisis Abstract.  Full text.
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.
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.  Full text.
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 Full text.
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 Full text.
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.  Full text.
McCabe R, Garside R, Backhouse A, Xanthopoulou DP (2018). Effectiveness of brief psychological interventions for suicidal presentations: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 18 Full text.
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.  Full text.
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.  Full text.
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. Full text.
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

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 Research. 171 pages.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Xanthopoulou D (In Press). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a structured social coaching intervention for people with psychosis (SCENE): trial protocol. BMJ Open
Tee H, Priebe S, Santos C, Xanthopoulou P, Webber M, Giacco D (In Press). Helping people with psychosis to expand their social networks: the stakeholders’ views. BMC Psychiatry Full text.
Ngamaba KH, Webber M, Xanthopoulou P, Chevalier A, Giacco D (In Press). The participation in leisure activities and the quality of life of people with psychosis in England: a multi-site cross-sectional study.  Abstract.

2021

Xanthopoulou P, Ryan M, Lomas M, McCabe R (2021). Psychosocial Assessment in the Emergency Department: the Experiences of People Presenting with Self-Harm and Suicidality. Crisis Abstract.  Full text.
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.

2020

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.
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.  Full text.
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.

2019

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 Full text.
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 Full text.
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.  Full text.

2018

McCabe R, Garside R, Backhouse A, Xanthopoulou DP (2018). Effectiveness of brief psychological interventions for suicidal presentations: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 18 Full text.
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

2016

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.  Full text.
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

2015

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.  Full text.

2014

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. Full text.
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 Research. 171 pages.  Abstract.
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.

2013

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.

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Teaching

Penny has taught various lectures and seminars in qualitative research methods and Psychology.

Penny supervises Medical Science and placement students and is contributing to various seminars and tutorials.

Supervision / Group

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