Dr Eirini Kontou is currently a part-time Senior Research Fellow based at the Division of Rehabilitation & Ageing.
Dr Kontou achieved her BA (hons) in Psychology from the American College of Greece. She obtained her MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Nottingham and then she received a training research bursary from the Stroke Association to undertake her PhD on the impact of communication problems on post-stroke depression. She qualified in clinical psychology in September 2012 from the University of Sheffield (DClinPsy) and she returned back to the university to work as a part-time researcher. As a qualified clinical psychologist, she has worked in health psychology and stroke rehabilitation. She was recently awarded a prestigious Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowship to develop an intervention that offers educational, psychological and social support for people after TIA and minor stroke. Eirini is interested in the development, delivery and evaluation of psychological interventions in the context of rehabilitation and physical health.
Depression and communication problems after stroke, psychological adjustment interventions for people with multiple sclerosis and other long-term physical health problems, assessing fitness to drive in neurological conditions.
Dr Kontou's has a long-standing interest in stroke rehabilitation and in psychosocial difficulties following physical health conditions.
Teaching on the MSc Rehabilitation Psychology and Health Psychology courses.
Optimising Psychoeducation for Transient Ischaemic Attack and Minor Stroke Management (OPTIMISM). 2015-2018. Kontou E. (CI) et al. Funded by a Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowship.… read more
WALKER, MF, THOMAS, SA, WHITEHEAD, PJ, CONDON, L, FISHER, RJ, KONTOU, E, BENFORD, P and COBLEY, C, 2017. Biopsychosocial Intervention for Stroke Carers (BISC): protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT) BMJ Open. 7(10), e018309
KONTOU, E, WALKER, MF, SPRIGG, N, THOMAS, S, CONDON, L and WATKINS, C, 2017. A systematic review of psychoeducational interventions for transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke management Available at: <https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/export_record_pdf.php>