Maria Karagiannidou is a Visiting Junior Academic at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (16 January- 17 August 2017).
Maria is currently a research assistant at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) - London School of Economics (LSE) and she is working across many national (MODEM), European (ROADMAP) and international research projects in the dementia field. She has also worked as an advisor for Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and as a researcher at the King’s College London (Global Observatory for Ageing & Dementia Care). Maria is a co-author of the World Alzheimer Report 2016 on “Improving healthcare for people living with dementia: Coverage, quality and costs now and in the future”.
She has an MSc in International Health Policy (LSE), an MSc in Psychology & Counselling (University of Sheffield) and a BSc in Psychology (Middlesex University). She will start a PhD at the Department of Social Policy (LSE) under the supervision of Professor Martin Knapp and Mr. Raphael Wittenberg.
Prior to joining the PSSRU, Maria worked for several years in clinical practice as director of a dementia Day Care Centre (Alzheimer’s Hellas). Her team was nominated by the University of Stirling (The International Excellence Awards 2010) as “Highly Commended” for developing innovative programmes of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia.
Maria has also worked as a researcher and project manager at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Greek National School of Public Health and the Greek Ministry of Health. In these roles, she has conducted research on a range of topics related to health, mental health, dementia & ageing, with her main expertise relating to the issues around dementia and ageing.
She participates at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on dementia (House of Parliament - UK) and she is member of the Emerging Research Board at the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).