Theophanis Kyriacou

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Theophanis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences, both from University College London. He has worked in refugee camps in Cyprus, Greece and Portugal, supporting with the delivery of psychosocial interventions and he is currently working at a rehabilitation service for people with psychosis. His main research interests are in evaluating psychological interventions for older people with mental health conditions (such as anxiety and depression) and for people with psychosis. Furthermore, Theophanis is interested in exploring how on-going technological advancements can further mental health research, with a stronger focus on immersive Augmented Reality (VR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies.

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What impact does racism have on the mental health of multiracial people?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou appraise a cross-sectional study looking at the impact that racial discrimination experienced by multiracial people can have on their mental wellbeing.

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The potential of virtual reality to address social functioning impairments in people with psychosis

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a systematic review on virtual reality-based assessment and treatment of social functioning impairments in psychosis.

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“She kept telling me I had to be one or the other”: bisexual identity invalidation

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou explore a recent qualitative study on bisexual identity invalidation and its consequences for wellbeing, identity, and relationships.

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