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I studied Psychology and Sociology at Deree College, The American College of Greece. I received my MSc in Business Psychology from the University of Westminster and my PhD in Exercise and Mental Health from the University of Bristol. Before joining Kingston University, I conducted research at Cass Business School, City University London, St Georges University of London and the University of Bristol.
I am a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow and a member of the following divisions: Occupational Psychology, Health Psychology and the Psychology of Sexualities section.
I am also a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor with MHFA England.
Lecturer in Occupational Psychology
My main areas of interest are employee health and well-being in the workplace.
Giatras, Nikoletta, Wanninkhof, Elisabeth, Leontowitsch, Miranda, Lewis, Beth, Taylor, Adrian, Cooper, Sue and Ussher, Michael (2017) Lessons learned from the London Exercise and Pregnant (LEAP) Smokers randomised controlled trial process evaluation : implications for the design of physical activity for smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy. BMC Public Health, 17, p. 85. ISSN (online) 1471-2458
Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene, Abraham, Elisabeth, Goulding, Lucy, Giatras, Nikoletta, Edwards, Christine, Gillard, Steve and Hollins, Sheila (2016) Role confusion as a barrier to effective carer involvement for people with intellectual disabilities in acute hospitals : findings from a mixed-method study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(11), pp. 2907-2922. ISSN (print) 0309-2402
Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene, Goulding, Lucy, Gordon, Vanessa, Abraham, Elisabeth, Giatras, Nikoletta, Edwards, Christine, Gillard, Steve and Hollins, Sheila (2014) The challenges in monitoring and preventing patient safety incidents for people with intellectual disabilities in NHS acute hospitals : evidence from a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Services Research, 14(432), ISSN (online) 1472-6963
Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene, Goulding, Lucy, Giatras, Nikoletta, Abraham, Elisabeth, Gillard, Steve, White, Sarah, Edwards, Christine and Hollins, Sheila (2014) The barriers to and enablers of providing reasonably adjusted health services to people with intellectual disabilities in acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 4(4), e004606. ISSN (online) 2044-6055
Tuffrey-Wijne, I., Giatras, N., Goulding, L., Abraham, E., Fenwick, L., Edwards, C. and Hollins, S. (2013) Identifying the factors affecting the implementation of strategies to promote a safer environment for patients with learning disabilities in NHS hospitals: a mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 1(13), ISSN (print) 2050-4349
Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene, Giatras, Nikoletta, Butler, Gary, Cresswell, Amanda, Manners, Paula and Bernal, Jane (2013) Developing guidelines for disclosure or non-disclosure of bad news around life-limiting illness and death to people with intellectual disabilities. Journal Of Applied Research In Intellectual Disabilities, 26(3), pp. 231-242. ISSN (print) 1360-2322
Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene, Giatras, Nikoletta, Butler, Gary and Cresswell, Amanda (2012) People with intellectual disabilities who are affected by a relative or friend with cancer: a qualitative study exploring experiences and support needs. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(5), pp. 512-519. ISSN (print) 1462-3889
Butler, Gary, Cresswell, Amanda, Giatras, Nikoletta and Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene (2012) Doing it together (DM Special Issue). British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40(2), pp. 134-142. ISSN (print) 1354-4187