Venus Joined Behavioural Science Group in 2018. Since then, she is working on development and evaluation of tailored interventions to support adherence to medications within primary care, using face to face and digital delivery modes.
Venus has completed her PhD in psychology in 2021, received her BSc in general psychology in 2009 and her MSc in clinical psychology from University of Kingston London in 2013.
Venus’ research interests are in medication adherence, digital health, understanding behaviour change and maintenance of behaviour change, i.e., taking medication for long-term health conditions, development and evaluation of tailored mHealth interventions, including text messaging, smartphone apps and interactive voice response, research ethic and qualitative methods.
Venus is a Seminar lead for Social and Ethical Context of Health & Illness seminars in both Michaelmas and Lent terms.
- Kassavou A, Wang M, Mirzaei V, Shpendi S, Hasan R. The Association Between Smartphone App-Based Self-monitoring of Hypertension-Related Behaviors and Reductions in High Bood pressure: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2022 Jul 12;10(7):e34767. doi: 10.2196/34767
- Akhter K, Sutton S, Mirzaei V, Kassavou K. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Face-to-face Medication Adherence Interventions for Patients with Long Term Health Conditions. 2022 May 10;kaac010. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaac010
- Kassavou A, A.Court Ch, Mirzaei V, Brimicombe J. Process Evaluation of Maps: A highly Tailored Digital Intervention to Support Medication Adherence in Primary Care Setting. 2021. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.806168
- Kassavou A, Mirzaei V, Shpendi S, Brimicombe J, Chauhan J, Bhattacharya D, Naughton F, Hardeman W, Eborall H, Van Emmenis M, Simoni A, Takhar A. Gupta P, Patel P, Mascolo C, Prevost A, Morris S, Griffin S, McManus R, Mant J, Sutton S. The Deasibility of The PAM Intervention to support treatment-adherence in people with hypertension in primary care: a randomised clinical controlled trial. 2021, Apr 26;11(1):8897. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-88170-2.
- Kassavou,A., Mirzaei, V., Brimivombe, J., Edwards, S., Massou,E., Prevost, T., Griffin, S., Sutton, S. (2020). A Highly Tailored Text and Voice Messaging Intervention Improves Medication Adherence in Patients With Either or Both Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes in a UK Primary Care Setting: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of Clinical Effectiveness
- Neural and Genetics correlation of internet addiction: A Review article, 2015