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Dr Ioannis Angelakis BSc, MSc, PgDip, PhD, BCBA, CPsychol, FHEA

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology Primary Care & Mental Health


Personal Statement

I am a psychologist by background and my research focusses primarily on applying behaviour science principles to better understand how to improve the quality of the health and care services provided to people who have experienced psychological trauma (as adults or children) and/or self-harm/suicidal behaviours and how to boost people’s personal coping/problem solving strategies. I have a particular interest in:

(i) understanding the aetiology and prevention of suicide and related behaviours in people with adverse childhood experiences, and severe mental health issues (depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD);

(ii) investigating the mechanisms underlying resilience to suicide acts in people with childhood trauma and/or mental health problems and;

(iii) developing and evaluating low-intensity interventions to improve the self-management and service management of vulnerable people with mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, or history of self-harm) especially during precarious points of the care pathway (e.g., while placed in waiting lists for treatment or during transitions of care).

PhD Supervision Availability:
I am currently accepting PhD students who have an interest in various mental health conditions during childhood or adulthood, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, etc. Additionally, I welcome those who are interested in research related to suicide and/or self-harm prevention, as well as improving healthcare delivery in primary care settings.

Prizes or Honours

  • Honorary Research Fellow (The University of Manchester, 2022)