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 has been supervising Social and Ethical Context of Health & Illness seminars for medical students.
“The feasibility of PAM intervention to support treatment-adherence in people with hypertension in primary care. A randomised clinical controlled trial.’ has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.
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