Alexia Papageorgiou

Associate Professor in Clinical Communication

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Centre for Primary Care and Population Health
21 Ilia Papakyriakou, 2414 Engomi
PO Box 24005, CY-1700, Nicosia, Cyprus


Alexia Papageorgiou is an Associate Professor in Clinical Communication at the University of Nicosia Medical School and holds an honorary appointment with St George’s, University of London.

Dr Papageorgiou holds a BA in Psychology from the American College in Greece, an MSc in Health Psychology from City University London and a PhD in Psychiatry from UCL London University.

She is currently holding a number of teaching, research and administrative roles in MBBS4, MD6 and MScFM. Previously Dr Papageorgiou was a lecturer at the University of East Anglia (2003-2011), a part-time research fellow at UCL (2000-2003) and a part-time lecturer at Birkbeck College (2000-2003).

Her research covers the areas of clinical communication, medical education, health psychology (how to motivate people to engage in health behaviours and maintain behaviour change) and advance statements of people who can no longer make decisions in medicine and psychiatry. Her research work has been published in international conference proceedings and refereed academic journals, plus books and book chapters.

Selected Publications


Brown J, Noble L, Papageorgiou A, Kidd J. (editors) (2016) Clinical Communication in Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Limited, UK.

Papageorgiou A, McCrorie P, Georgiades S, Perdikogianni M. (editors) (2015) Psychology for Psychologists. A Problem Based Approach to Undergraduate Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan, UK.

Coll X, Papageorgiou A, Stanley A, Tarbuck A. (editors). (2012). Communication Skills in Mental Health Care: An Introduction. Radcliffe Publishing, UK.

Book Chapters

Jennings B, A Papageorgiou. The Holistic Curriculum: Balancing Basic and Psychosocial Sciences with Clinical Practice. In: Cavenagh P et al, editors. The Changing Face of Medical Education. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing; 2011 (pp.65-77).

Peer Reviewed Papers

Papageorgiou A, Loke YK, Fromage M. Communication skills training for mental health professionals working with people with severe mental illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD010006

Shea S, Samoutis G, Wynyard R, Samoutis A, Lionis C, Anastasiou A, Araujo A, Papageorgiou A and Papadopoulos R. Encouraging compassion through teaching and learning: a case study in Cyprus. Journal of Compassionate Health Care. 2016 3:10.

Kellett J, Papageorgiou A, Cavenagh P, Salter C, Miles S, and Leinster SJ. The preparedness of newly qualified doctors – Views of Foundation doctors and supervisors. Medical Teacher. 2015; 37: 949–954

Affendi I, Loke YK, Smith JR, Papageorgiou A & Hunter PR. Mediational effects of self-efficacy dimensions in the relationship between knowledge of dengue and dengue preventive behaviour with respect to control of dengue outbreaks: A structural equation model of a cross-sectional survey. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2013; 7(9) e2401.

Papageorgiou A, Miles S, Fromage M, Kemmy J,  and Leinster SJ. Evaluation of a longitudinal consultation skills course at a new UK medical school. BMC Medical Education. 2011; 11(55).

Thurlow C, Papageorgiou A, Armon, K. Parents’ perceptions of how their child’s diagnosis of a chronic medical condition was communicated. Abstracts from the Paediatric Research Society and the Academic Paediatrics Association (GBI). Paediatrics and Child Health. 2010; 20:3 e146-e147 doi:10.1016/j.paed.2009.06.006.

Owen J, Papageorgiou A.; The lived experience of stigmatisation in patients after stoma reversal. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 2008; 6(4):26-33.

Cahill P, Papageorgiou A. Video analysis of communication in paediatric consultations in primary care. British Journal of General Practice. 2007;57(544): 866-871.

Cahill P, Papageorgiou A. Triadic communication in the primary care paediatric consultation: a review of the literature. British Journal of General Practice. 2007; 57(544): 904-911.

Leavey G, Papageorgiou A, Papadopoulos C. Patient and staff perspectives on single-sex accommodation. Journal of Health Management. 2006; 8(1):79-90.

Qureshi N, Bethea J, Modell B, Brennan P, Papageorgiou A, et al. Collecting genetic information in primary care: evaluating a new family history tool. Family Practice 2005; 22(6): 663-669.

Papageorgiou A, Janmohamed A, King M, Davidson O, & Dawson J. Advance directives for patients compulsorily admitted to hospital with serious mental disorders: Directive content and feedback from patients and professionals. Journal of Mental Health. 2004; 13(4): 379-388.

Papageorgiou A,  King M, Janmohamed A,  Davidson O,  & Dawson J. Advance directives for patients compulsorily admitted to hospital with serious mental illness. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2002; 181: 513-519.

Dawson J, King M, Papageorgiou A, & Davidson O. Legal pitfalls of psychiatric research. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2001;178: 67-70.