Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou
Georgia Pavlopoulou is a lecturer based at the Department of Psychology and Human Development at University College London and is the lead autism workforce trainer at the Anna Freud Centre. She is the founder of the Group for Research in Relationships in Neurodiversity. Georgia is using a combination of behavioural, phenomenological and participatory techniques together with a developmental approach to understand social determinants of autistic mental health through autistic people’s personal accounts (stress, belonging, loneliness, low mood, family experiences). Georgia is committed to creative participatory health and educational research, co-producing work with community members. Georgia has been leading national and international short courses for mental health practitioners who work in educational and NHS systems with neurodivergent young people funded by HEE. Georgia is passionate about working with marginalised groups, service users, scholar activists to facilitate service transformation and advance mental health practice through better cross agency collaboration and better service user participation. Georgia has been awarded as Co-Investigator by MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind a research award focusing on coproducing research with Youth Panel and colleagues from Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Kings College London and UCL IOE. This 4 years project focuses on prevention of depression in ASC/ADHD youth and translational mental health research in school settings.