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portrait of Georgina Constantinou

Georgina Constantinou

Research Assistant

School of Health Sciences, Division of Midwifery and Radiography

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Georgina is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research. Her background is in Health Psychology, with key interests in family and healthcare professional experiences of children’s healthcare services. Her PhD focused on understanding the needs of families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness to highlight unmet needs, access issues and the role of expectations in children’s palliative care, end of life care and bereavement care services. Georgina’s expertise is qualitative interviewing including in-depth exploration of sensitive subject areas with potentially vulnerable participants and emotionally charged topics.
Her current role is on the GBS3 project, which explores testing for Group B Streptococcal (GBS) bacteria during pregnancy, focuses on a qualitative study of women and healthcare professionals’ views on GBS testing. This study includes a large clinical trial in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nottingham to investigate the implementation of routine testing in pregnancy in the UK. Georgina’s work aims to understand women’s knowledge, attitudes and acceptability of infection testing in pregnancy.

Qualifications

  1. PhD Philosophy (children’s palliative care), Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, Mar 2017
  2. MSc Health Psychology, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, Sep 2015 – Nov 2016
  3. BSc (Hons) Psychology, Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom, Sep 2012 – Jun 2015

Employment

  1. Research Assistant (full-time), City, University London, Jun 2020 – present
  2. PhD Candidate (3-year Funded), University of Bedfordshire, Mar 2017 – Mar 2020
  3. Research Assistant (part-time), University of Bedfordshire, Jun 2016 – Mar 2020
  4. Visiting Lecturer (part-time), University of Bedfordshire, Jan 2016 – Mar 2017

Publications

Journal articles (2)

  1. Constantinou, G., Garcia, R., Cook, E. and Randhawa, G. (2019). Children’s unmet palliative care needs: a scoping review of parents’ perspectives. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001705.
  2. Papadopoulos, C., Lodder, A., Constantinou, G. and Randhawa, G. (2019). Systematic Review of the Relationship Between Autism Stigma and Informal Caregiver Mental Health. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(4), pp. 1665–1685. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3835-z.