Dr Evangelia (Evie) Papavasiliou is a research scientist currently based at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. With a background in Psychology, Evie specializes in health research, palliative and end-of-life care and qualitative and systematic review methods. Evie’s PhD explored the concepts, controversies and dilemmas surrounding the use of sedative medications at the end-of-life.
In 2011, she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship and spent three years at Lancaster University working for a European Inter-sectorial and Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Training (EUROIMPACT) network aimed at monitoring and improving palliative care in Europe, through which she was awarded her PhD by publications in 2014. Since then, she has been actively involved in several wide-scale interdisciplinary research programmes funded by the European Commission (Access to Opioid Medication in Europe); the Cabinet Office (End-of-Life Social Fund) and the NIHR School of Public Health Research (Communities in Control) and Marie Curie Cancer Care (Out-of-hours end-of-life care hospital admissions).
Prior to that Evie worked for an Information and Communication Technology, Consulting & Training Services Company (APOPSI S.A.) 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.
Evie is interested in cancer research (including prevention and early diagnosis), pain and symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care and keen to explore diverse approaches to review and evidence synthesis relating to design, implementation and evaluation of complex health care interventions.
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.