Periklis Papaloukas

Periklis Papaloukas is a PhD candidate, with the School of Applied Social Sciences at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, UK. His doctoral thesis research is focusing on the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBT) persons living with the chronic condition of multiple sclerosis (MS). He has an MSc in Health Psychology from the Department of Psychology, University of Bath, at Bath, UK and a bachelor’s in Psychology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences at Athens, Greece. He is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS), Division of Health Psychology (DHP), Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) section of BPS and also member of Cyprus Psychologists Association (CPA). He is also currently working as a Research Assistant, at De Montfort University, for an evaluation project of health related behavioural change interventions for black minority ethnic (BME) men who have sex with men (MSM). This project is funded and is part of the general scheme of work of Public Health England (PHE) in relation to LGBT health. He is also currently involved with teaching and marking in a number of modules of BSc Psychology, BA Social Work and BA Health Studies courses at DMU. He has previously worked as a social adviser and project coordinator in projects pertaining to the needs of asylum seekers and refugees providing services and offering psycho-social assistance to members of these marginalised social groups. His research focus is in psychology; health psychology; critical health and social psychology; chronic illness and its psychosocial impacts; health; health inequalities; public health; marginalised communities; LGBT communities; qualitative research; visual methodologies in research. He is also interested in human rights and he is strongly advocating for an inclusive society which has the concepts of individual freedom, inclusiveness, acceptance, equality and equity at its core.

Periklis Papaloukas