Research Associate (Systematic Reviewer)
Evie joined the Department of Public Health & Primary Care at Cambridge University in September 2019 as a Research Associate (Systematic Reviewer). Her background lies in Psychology and Health Research.
Before that Evie worked for Lancaster Medical School as a Senior Teaching Associate for the Health, Culture and Society curricular theme (Psychology of Medicine) through delivering lectures, facilitating problem based learning sessions and supervising students on special study modules.
Evie has also worked for the Division of Health Research at Lancaster University as a Marie Curie Research Fellow/Research Associate and was involved in a number of health related EU FP7 funded projects (EUROIMPACT, ATOME); a randomized control trial and evaluation study (ELSA) funded by the Cabinet Office; and a national evaluation of the place based initiative (Communities in Control) funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research.
Prior to that Evie worked for an Information and Communication Technology, Consulting & Training Services Company in Greece being responsible for leading or co-leading and ensuring successful day to day management, delivery and follow up evaluation of a series of National and European funded projects relating to training, further education, life-long learning, welfare and well-being, stereotypes and inequalities.
She also worked as a National Expert for the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ICT-ILO) being responsible for leading “Break Gender Stereotypes Give Talent a Chance”, an initiative funded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
Evie has extensive experience of working with patients (both inpatients and outpatients) suffering advanced incurable diseases (mainly cancer), families and health care providers in both public and private institutional settings. She has also been actively involved in counselling and psychological support services offering guidance and advice to people in vulnerable and marginalised social groups such as immigrants, unemployed, ex-offenders and political refugees.
- The Psychology of Pain and its management
- Quality of life in the context of Cancer Care, Palliative Care and End of Life Care
- The use of sedation in the terminally ill
- Decision making at the end of life (including advance directives, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
- Health promotion: Cancer Prevention and Early Diagnosis
Walshe C, Perez Algorta G, Dodd S, Papavasiliou E, Hill M, Ockenden N, Payne S, Preston N. Protocol for the End-of-Life Social Action Study (ELSA): a randomised wait-list controlled trial and embedded qualitative case study evaluation assessing the causal impact of social action befriending services on end of life experience. BMC Palliative Care 2016; doi: 10.1186/s12904-016-0134-3 & 10.1186/s12904-016-0170-z.
Papavasiliou E, Bakogiannis A. Invited Commentary on “Holdsworth LM. Bereaved carers’ accounts of the end of life and the role of care providers in a ‘good death’ A qualitative study.” Palliat Med. 2015 May 5.” Evidence-based Nursing 2016; 19:2
Larjow E, Papavasiliou E, Payne S, Scholten W, Radbruch Lukas. A systematic content analysis of policy barriers impeding access to opioid medication in Eastern and Central Europe: Results of ATOME. Journal of Pain and Symptom Manage 2015; 51(1):99-107 doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.08.012.
Bakogiannis A, Papavasiliou E. Language barriers to defining concepts in medicine: The case of palliative sedation. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2016; 33(9):909-910 doi: 1049909115586186.
Papavasiliou E, Payne S. Unaddressed biases in reported prevalence of continuous deep sedation until death. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015; 68(10): 1241-1242 doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.11.007.
Papavasiliou E, Payne S, Brearley S, on behalf of EUROIMPACT. Current debates on end-of-life sedation: An international expert elicitation study. Supportive Care in Cancer 2014:22; 2141-2149.
Papavasiliou E, Chambaere K, Deliens L, Brearley S, Payne S, Rietjens J, Vander Stichele R and Van den Block, L on behalf of EUROIMPACT. Physician-reported practices on continuous deep sedation until death in Belgium: A descriptive and comparative study between general practitioners and medical specialists. Palliative Medicine 2014; 28(6):491-500.
Papavasiliou E, Brearley S, Seymour J, Brown J, Payne S on behalf of EUROIMPACT. From sedation to continuous deep sedation until death: How has the conceptual base of the practice changed over time? Addendum. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2014; 47(2): 370.
Abarshi E, Papavasiliou E, Preston N, Brown J and Payne S on behalf of EUROIMPACT. The complexity of nurses’ attitudes and practices of sedation at the end of life. A systematic literature review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2014; 47(5): 915-925.
Papavasiliou E, Brearley S, Seymour J, Brown J, Payne S on behalf of EUROIMPACT. From sedation to continuous deep sedation until death: How has the conceptual base of the practice changed over time? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2013; 46(5): 691-706.
Papavasiliou E, Payne S, Brearley S, Brown J and Seymour J. Continuous sedation until death: Mapping the literature by Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management 2013;45(6): 1073-1082.