I am the Head of the Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health - which I established in 1995-, the former Chair of my School's Ethics Committee, and the former Chair of the research team for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions. I have been working within the NHS and the University sector for over 35 years. During this period I have led a number of projects aimed at changing nursing practice, developing new cirricula, developing new assessment tools. establishing quality systems, and integrating nursing education within the higher education sector. I have conducted various research projects using a range of methodologies, and have provided consultancy to individuals and institutions. I have also been responsible for my school's first research capacity programme which aimed at developing research skills for academic staff and research students. I have led the development and delivery of a Masters in Applied Health Research, the Intensive European Programme in Transcultural Nursing, the Masters in European Nursing, an online course in cultural competence, and the first MOOC at Middlesex University (2014), as well as supervising research students. My main research interests are culture/compassion/diversity and health, inequalities in health, disability and health. I have delivered master classes and keynote speeches in numerous countries and have participated in professorial appointment panels and quality assurance panels in the UK and Europe. I have also examined doctoral students in a number of UK and European Universities. I have a vast experience related to the voluntary sector. In 1994 I co-founded the 'Greek and Greek Cypriot Community of Enfield', a very successful voluntary organisation which I chaired for the first 7 years. I have also been- amongst others- an elected executive of a Racial Equality Council, and a Citizen's Advice Bureau. In 2005 I was awarded the Dozor Visiting Scholar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. In 2007, I was awarded by the Transcultural Nursing Society (International), the honour of Transcultural Nursing Scholar. In 2013 I was a finalist for the 'Madame Figaro'(CY) woman scientist of the year. I am the elected president of ETNA, the European (but increasingly international) transcultural nursing association.
English - Fluent
Greek - Mother Language
I am interested in on-line learning and have been involved with it since 2005.
Transcultural nursing, cultural competence, culturally competent compassion, culturally comptent and compassionate leadership, ethics, research methodologies and processes.
1. Papadopoulos I (in preparation for 2017 publication): Culturally Competent Compassion: A guide for healthcare students and practitioners. Routledge Books, Taylor and Francis.
Papadopoulos I, Kalokerinou A, Kouta C (2011): Transcultural Nursing and Cultural Competence for Health Care Professionals (In Greek). Paschalides Medical Books, Athens. ISBN 978-960-489-136-8 (357 pages
Scriven A, Kouta C, Papadopoulos I (2010) : Health Promotion for Health Practitioners (In Greek). Paschalides Medical Books, Athens.ISBN 978-960-399-988-1 (298 pages)
Papadopoulos I (Ed) (2006): Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburgh. ISBN 13: 978 0 443 10131 1. (351 pages)
Papadopoulos I., Tilki M., & Taylor G., (1998): Transcultural care. A guide for health care professionals. Quay Publications. Dinton, Wilts. ISBN 1-85642-051 5. (233 Pages)
Selected Book Chapters (2000 onwards)
1. Papadopoulos I (in preparation for 2017): Intercultural compassion in higher education. In Gibbs P (ED) Compassion at the Core of the University. Springer
2. Papadopoulos I (2016): Socio-cultural and spiritual context of childbearing. In Macdonald S and Johnson G (Eds). Maye’s Midwifery, 15th Edition, Elsevier, London.
3. Papadopoulos I (2012): Wearing the same shirt doesn’t make you a team!Patient safety and the challenges of multicultural healthcare teams. In D. Ingleby, A. Chiarenza, W. Devillé & I. Kotsioni (Eds.) Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities. COST Series on Health and Diversity, Volume II. Antwerp/Apeldoorn: Garant. ISBN 978-90-441-2932-8
4. Fili A. and Papadopoulos I. (2011): Transcultural nursing and health theories and models. In Papadopoulos I, Kalokerinou A, Kouta C (Eds): Transcultural Nursing and Cultural Competence for Health Care Professionals (In Greek). Paschalides Medical Books, Athens.
5. Papadopoulos I. (2011) : The Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor model for the development of cultural competence in health professionals. In Papadopoulos I, Kalokerinou A, Kouta C (Eds): Transcultural Nursing and Cultural Competence for Health Care Professionals (In Greek). Paschalides Medical Books, Athens.
6. Papadopoulos I. (2011) : Promoting culturally competent research. In Papadopoulos I, Kalokerinou A, Kouta C (Eds): Transcultural Nursing and Cultural Competence for Health Care Professionals (In Greek). Paschalides Medical Books, Athens.
7. Athanasopoulou M. and Papadopoulos I. (2011) Traditional and complementary therapies. In Papadopoulos I, Kalokerinou A, Kouta C (Eds): Transcultural Nursing and Cultural Competence for Health Care Professionals (In Greek). Paschalides Medical Books, Athens.
8. Papadopoulos I and Kouta C (2010): Health promotion within the Greek and Greek Cypriot cultures and contexts. In Scriven A, Kouta C, Papadopoulos I: Health Promotion for Health Practitioners (In Greek). Paschalides Books, Athens.
9. Kouta C, Papadopoulos I, Sourtzi P (2010): Public health in Cyprus and Greece. In Scriven A, Kouta C, Papadopoulos I: Health Promotion for Health Practitioners In Greek. Paschalides Books, Athens.
10. Papadopoulos I and Purnell L (2008): People of Greek heritage. In Purnell L. and Paulanka B. (Eds). Transcultural health care: A culturally competent approach, 3rd ed. F. A. Davis. Philadelphia.
11. Papadopoulos I (2007) : An exploration of the impact of culture on cancer attitudes and related practices of Greek and Greek Cypriots living in London. In Anagnostopoulos F and Karademas E (Eds): Special Issues in Health Psychology. A Greek Perspective. Livani Publishing. Athens.
12. Papadopoulos I (2006): Developing Culturally Competent Researchers: A model for its development. In Nazroo J (Ed): Health and social research in multiethnic societies. Routledge. London.
13. Papadopoulos I (2006) The Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor model of developing Cultural Competence, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
14. Papadopoulos I and Lees S (2006) : Cancer and culture: Meanings and experiences, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
15. Papadopoulos I et al (2006) The health and social care needs of Ethiopian asylum seekers and refugees living in the UK, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
16. Papadopoulos I and Papadopoulos C (2006): Illegal drugs: knowledge, attitudes and drug habits of the Greek and Greek Cypriot youth living in London, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
17. Davies M and Papadopoulos I (2006): Notions of motherhood and the maternity needs of Arab Muslim women, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
18. Papadopoulos I and Lay M (2006): Culturally competent health promotion for minority ethnic groups, refugees, Gypsy Travellers and New Age Travellers in the UK, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
19. Papadopoulos I (2006): Culturally competent research. In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
20. Papadopoulos I (2006): Introduction, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
21. Papadopoulos I (2006): Conclusions, In Papadopoulos I (Ed) Transcultural Health and Social Care : Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh.
22. Papadopoulos I (2003): Teaching Transcultural Care in a British University (in German). In Freibe J and Zaluchi M: Intercultural Nursing Education. DIE. Bonn. Germany.
23. Papadopoulos I, Lay M, Lees S (2003): The Impact of Migration on Health Beliefs and Behaviours: The case of Ethiopian refugees in the UK. In Daly J and Jackson D (Eds): Advances in Contemporary Transcultural Nursing. ISBN 0-9750436-1-7. Sydney. University of Western Sydney.
24. Papadopoulos I (2002): Meeting Health Care Needs in Culturally Diverse Societies. In Daly J et al (Eds): Contexts of Nursing: an Introduction. ISBN 1-4051-0095-8, Chapter 16, pp 196-208, Blackwell Science. Oxford.
25. Papadopoulos I (2001): Multi-Culturalism, Anti-Racism and the Third way: A consideration of the health related literature. In Baxter C (Ed): Managing Diversity and Inequality in Health Care. Bellaire Tindall. London. ISBN 0 7020 2520 8, Chapter 2, pp 45 – 62.
Selected Referred articles (2000 onwards):
1. Papadopoulos et al: International Research Study on Nurses’ Views and Experiences of Compassion. International Nursing Review, Manuscript ID INR – 2015-0231, Accepted for publication 2016, publication imminent
2. Repo, Hanna and Vahlberg, Tero and Salminen, Leena and Papadopoulos, Irena and Leino-Kilpi, Helena (2016): The cultural competence of graduating nursing students. Journal of Transcultural Nursing . DOI: 10.1177/1043659616632046
3. Papadopoulos, Irena and Shea, Sue and Taylor, Georgina and Pezzella, Alfonso and Foley, Laura (2016): Developing tools to promote culturally competent compassion, courage, and intercultural communication in healthcare. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 3:2 DOI 10.1186/s40639-016-0019-6
4. Papadopoulos I (2016): Endometriosis, infertility, and self stigma: findings from a study of Greek and Greek Cypriot women living in the UK. Working Paper 01/2016, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1715.7204
5. Papadopoulos I., and Pezzella A. (2015) A snapshot review of culturally competent compassion as addressed in selected mental health textbooks for undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015, 2:3 (22 May 2015)
6. Kouta C., Kaite C P., Papadopoulos I., Phellas C N. (2015) Evaluation of Home Care Nursing for Elderly People in Cyprus. International Journal of Caring Sciences 8:2 (376) www.internationaljournalofcaringsciences.org
7. Papadopoulos, Irena and Ali, Sheila (2015) Measuring compassion in nurses and other healthcare professionals: an integrative review. Nurse Education in Practice, 16 (1):133-139. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.08.001
8. Papadopoulos et al. (2015): Exploring nurses meaning and experiences of compassion: an international online survey involving 15 countries. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. DOI: 10.1177/1043659615624740
9. Papadopoulos, and Lay (2015): Current and emerging practice of end-of-life care in British prisons: findings from an online survey of prison nurses. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care . DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000880
10. Taylor G., Papadopoulos I.,et al (2013) Intercultural Education of Nurses and health professionals in Europe 2 (IENE2): Training the Trainers. Journal of Diversity for Health and Care, 10(2):83-93.
11. Gould D., Papadopoulos I., Kelly D. (12 July 2013) Tutors’ opinions of suitability of online learning programmes in continuing professional development for midwives. Nurse Education Today. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.06.006 http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0260691713002062
12. Foley L., and Papadopoulos I. (2013) Perinatal Mental Health Services for Black and Ethnic Minority Women in Prison. British Journal of Midwifery, 21(8):493-502.
13. Taylor G, Wangaruro J, Papadopoulos I. (2012). “It is my turn to give”. Migrants’ perceptions of gift exchange and maintenance of identity. Journal of Ethnicity and Migration Studies. Vol.38, No 7, pp.1085-1100. DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2012.681450 (Impact factor 0.904) The online version of this article can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2012.681450
14. Hadjigeorgiou E., Kouta C., Papastavrou E., Papadopoulos I.(2012) Researching the views of Cypriot women regarding their right to chose the place of giving birth. A phenomenological study. Nosileftiki, 51(1):102-112 (article in Greek; abstract available in English).
15. Gould D., Papadopoulos I., Kelly D. (2012) Using the cascade model to improve antenatal screening for the haemoglobin disorders. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 32(3):181–187. DOI: 10.1002/chp. 21143 (Impact Factor: 2.575)
16. Elsegood K. J. and Papadopoulos I. (2011). Transcultural communication in CAMHS: Developing practitioners' awareness with an online cultural competency course. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 214 – 217, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00592.x Print ISSN: 1475-357X. Online ISSN: 1475-3588 (Impact factor of 3.927) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00592.x/abstract
17. Soultatou P., Duncan P., Athanasiou K., Papadopoulos I. (2011) Health needs: policy plan and school practice in Greece. Health Education, Vol. 111, No. 4, 2011, pp. 266-282 DOI 10.1108/09654281111144247, (impact factor 2.146)
18. Soultatou P., Chaniotis D., Papadopoulos I., Darviri C. (2011)The concept of stress and stress management techniques in lay tradition: an ethnographic discourse analysis. Epitheorise Klinikes Farmakologias kai Farmakokinetikes (in Greek), Vol 29, No1, pp31-41
19. Denny E., Culley L., Papadopoulos I., Apenteng P. (2011): From Womanhood to Endometriosis: Findings from focus groups with women from different ethnic groups. Diversity in Health and Care. Vol.8:, No.3, 167-180
20. Hadjigeorgiou E., Kouta C., Papastavrou E., Papadopoulos I., Martensson L. ( 2011) Women's perceptions of their right to choose the place of childbirth: an integrative review. Midwifery , DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2011.05.006 (impact factor 1.777)
21. Stone K., Papadopoulos I., Kelly D. (2011) Establishing Hospice care for prision populations:an integrative review assessing the UK and USA perspective. Palliative Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/0269216311424219 The online version of this article can be found at: http://pmj.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/10/12/0269216311424219
22. Charalambous, A., Papadopoulos, I., Beadsmoore, A. (2009): Quality Nursing Care: a Selective Review of the Literature of Patients’ and Nurses’ Interpretations. Hellenic Journal of Nursing Science, 1(2), 75-82.
23. Davies M, Elwyn G, Papadopoulos I, Fleming L, Williams G (2009): Can promoting patient decision making be exclusionary? Moral expectations and cultural difference in the narratives of UK maternity clinicians. Communication and Medicine, 6(1), 39–48 (DOI: 10.1558/cam.v6i1.39) ( Impact factor: 2.56)
24. Lay M., and Papadopoulos I. (2009) Sexual maltreatment of unaccompanied asylum- seeking minors from the Horn of Africa: A mixed method study focusing on vulnerability and prevention. Child Abuse and Neglect, 33: 728–738, doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2009.05.003 (Impact factor 2.977 )
25. Kelly F., and Papadopoulos I (2009): Enhancing the Cultural Competence of Health Professionals Through an Online Course. Journal of Diversity in Health and Social Care, 6(2), 77-84.
26.Charalambous, A., Papadopoulos, IR., Beadsmoore, A. (2009): Towards a theory of quality nursing care for patients with cancer through hermeneutic phenomenology. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(5), 350-360 (doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2009.04.011) [Impact Factor 0.976].
27. Miller J., Andrews M., Leininger M., Leuning C., Ludwig-Beymer P., Pacquiao D., Papadopoulos I (2008): Transcultural Nursing Society Position Paper on Human Rights. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 19, 5-7. (Impact factor 1)
28.Papadopoulos I., Tilki M., Ayling S. (2008): Cultural Competence in Action for CAMHS: The development of a cultural competence assessment tool and a short cultural competence training programme. Contemporary Nurse, Special TCN issue. Volume 28 Issue 1-2 pages 129-140. Also available in the book: Advances in Contemporary Transcultural Nursing (2nd edn)
29. Charalambous, A., Papadopoulos, R., Beadsmoore, A. (2008): Quality in Cancer Nursing Care. Cyprus Nursing Chronicles, 8(3), pp18-26.
30. Lay M., Papadopoulos I., Gebrehiwot A. (2008): SAFER UK: preventing sexual maltreatment of unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and improving services for them. Diversity in Health and Social Care. 5(4), pp306-308.
31. Charalambous, A., Papadopoulos, R., Beadsmoore, A. (2008): Listening to the voices of patients with cancer and their nurses: a hermeneutic phenomenological study of quality Nursing Care. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12, pp436-442. (YEJON-S-08-00011). (Impact Factor 0.976)
32. Charalambous, A., Papadopoulos, R., Beadsmoore, A. (2008). Ricoeur’s hermeneutic phenomenology: an implication for nursing research. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 22; 637–642 (Impact factor 0.773)
33. Pirani F., Papadopoulos I (2007): Researching the sacred: Reflections on the challenges and ethics of data collection. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues. Vol. 8, No.1, pp 19-25. ISSN 1478-5692.
34. Papadopoulos I, Guo F, Lees S, Ridge M (2007): An exploration of the meanings and experiences of cancer of Chinese people living and working in London. European Journal of Cancer Care, 2007, 16, 424–432. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00785.x
35. Lay M and Papadopoulos I (2007): An exploration of fourth generation evaluation in practice. Evaluation. Vol. 13, No. 4, pp 486 – 495. DOI: 10.1177/1356389007082135
36. Pirani FM, Papadopoulos I, Foster J, Leavey G ( 2007): ‘I will accept whatever is meant for us. I wait for that - day and night’: The search for healing at a Muslim shrine in Pakistan. Journal of Mental Health, Religion and Culture. DOI: 10.1080/13674670701482695
37. Papadopoulos I and Lay M (2007): The health promotion needs and preferences of Gypsy Travellers in Wales. Journal of Diversity in Health and Social Care, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp167-176. ISSN 1743-1913.
38. Charalambous A, Papadopoulos I, Beadsmoore A (2007): Perspectives of patients with cancer and the nursing response. European Journal of Cancer (Supplement), Vol. 5, No4, pp422-423. ISSN 1359-6349.
39. Charalambous, A., Papadopoulos, R., Beadsmoore, A. (2006). Quality Nursing Care: patients’ perspectives and the nursing response (preliminary report). European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(3), p220.
40. Papadopoulos I and Copp G (2005): Nurse lecturers’ perception and teaching of spirituality. Implicit Religion. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp 22-39. ISSN 1463-9955.
41. Papadopoulos I, and Lees S (2004):Cancer and Communication: Similarities and differences of male cancer sufferers from six different ethnic groups. European Journal of Cancer Care. Vol. 13, No. 2, pp 154-162. ISSN 0961-5423.
42. Papadopoulos I, Lees S, Lay M, Gebrehiwot A (2004): Ethiopian Refugees in the UK: Their adaptation and settlement experiences and their relationship to health. Ethnicity and Health. Vol. 9, No. 1, pp 55-73. ISSN1355-7858.
43. Davies F., Papadopoulos I., Fleming L. (2004): Labour Pain and identity for Arab Muslim women in London. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues. Vol. 5, No.1,
44. Papadopoulos I, Tilki M, Lees S (2004): Promoting cultural competence in health care through a research based intervention. Journal of Diversity in Health and Social Care. Vol. 1, No.2, pp 107-115. ISSN 1743-1913.
45. Papadopoulos I, Lay M, Lees S, Gebrehiwot A (2003): The Impact of Migration on Health Beliefs and Behaviours: The case of Ethiopian refugees in the UK. Contemporary Nurse. Vol 15, No.3, pp210-221. ISSN 1037-6178
46. Papadopoulos I (2003): The Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor model for the development of cultural competence in nursing. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues. Vol. 4, No.1, pp 5-7. ISSN 1478-5692.
47. Papadopoulos I and Lees S (2002): Developing Culturally Competent Researchers. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 37, No. 3, pp258-264. ISSN 03092402
48. Papadopoulos I and Scanlon K (2002): Reporting and Validating Research Findings Through Reconstructed Stories. Disability and Society. Vol. 17, No. 3, pp269-281. ISSN 09687599
49. Papadopoulos I and Scanlon K (2002): The Use Of Audio Diaries In A Study With Visually Impaired People. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. Vol. 96, No. 6, pp456-459.
50. Papadopoulos I (2000): An exploration of health beliefs, lifestyle behaviours and health needs of the London-based Greek Cypriot community. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 11, No.3, pp182-190. ISSN 1043-6596.
51. Newman M, Papadopoulos I, Melifonwu R. (2000) Developing organizational systems and culture to support Evidence Based Practice: The experience of the Evidence Based Ward project. Evidence Based Nursing. Vol. 3, pp103-105. ISSN 1367-6539.
52. Lees S., and Papadopoulos I., (2000): Cancer and Men from Minority Ethnic Groups: exploration of the literature. European Journal of Cancer Care. Vol. 9, pp221-229. ISSN 0961-5423
Selected Keynote Speaker for Conferences (2000 onwards):
1. Developing cultural competence. Keynote speaker. Maternity Midwifery & Baby conference., 4th February, 2016, Earls Court, London, UK.
2. Through the IENE looking glass: social good (SG) as a value in education. Keynote speaker. Erasmus+ programme on social inclusion, diversity and global citizenship Conference, 10th February, 2016, Middlesex University London.
3. Researching across disciplines and countries: The Virtual International Centre for Transcultural cOmpassion Related to Health (VICTcORY). Keynote speaker. Departmental Conference, Middlesex University, London. 6th July 2015.
4. Let’s join hands and voices to bring back not only compassion but culturally competent compassion in nursing! Keynote speaker. ETNA Reclaiming Compassion at the Heart of Nursing, BUDAPEST, Hungary. 29th June 2015.
5.My starting point: transcultural nursing. My destination: culturally competent and compassionate care for all. Keynote speaker. Commun-AID conference. Heraklion, Greece. 6-7 November 2014.
6. The VICTcORY model. Culturally competent compassion: the Middlesex University way. Organiser and keynote speaker. In association with the Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Mu Chapter. Middlesex University, London. 21st October 2014.
7. Culturally competent compassion: A challenge for the 21st century nursing. Keynote speaker. Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim Universitesi - Halkali - Kucukkcekmece . Turkey. 8th April 2014.
8. Florence Network Annual Conference: We must be the caring nurse/midwife we want to have if we were a patient: Delivering compassionate and culturally competent care for all. Keynote speaker. Groningen, Netherlands. 17-20 April 2013.
9. Transcultural Nursing: Delivering compassionate and culturally competent care for all. The Seattle University College of Nursing Annual Lecture. Seattle University, USA. 25th April, 2012.
10. Transcultural Nursing: The vehicle for the delivery of much needed compassionate and culturally competent care for all. Keynote speaker. International Conference on Transcultural Nursing, Manipal University, India. 10-11 November 2011.
11. Wearing the same t-shirt doesn’t make you a team! the challenges of multicultural healthcare teams…with particular focus on patient safety. Keynote speaker. 2nd International ETNA conference. “Let’s work together, let’s learn together”. University of Limerick, Ireland. 29th June to 1st July 2011.
12. Courage, Compassion and Cultural Competence. The 13th Anna Reynvaan Lecture. 19th May 2011, De Stadsschouwburg - Amsterdam City Theatre. Academic medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
13. Culture and Chronic Illness and Care. Keynote speaker. The Hellenic conference ‘Chronic Illness and Care’ . Larissa, Greece. 9th November 2010.
14. Welcome to our world built with you in mind: The impact of multicultural healthcare teams on patient safety. Keynote speaker. ETNA/COST conference, ‘Transcultural Nursing: Potential, Challenges and Training’. London – 17 -18 June 2010.
15. Developing culturally competent practitioners: Has a decade of legislation and national health policy helped to convert the rhetoric into reality? Invited speaker. Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Clinical and Communication Skills, Queen Mary and City University, London. 11th November 2008.
16.A healing journey: Transcultural nursing theory, research ethics and other things…. Keynote speaker. European Transcultural Nurses’ Association (ETNA) and Dokuz Eylul University School of Nursing. “Transcultural Nursing in Europe: Current practice and future challenges”. 4-6 June 2008, Izmir Turkey.
17. Sexual maltreatment of unaccompanied asylum seeking minors (UASM) from the Horn of Africa: A mixed method study focusing on vulnerability and prevention. Invited speaker. EU COST programme: Health and Social Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities in Europe. Cyprus meeting on Migrants' Health and Gender. Nicosia, Cyprus. April 18-19 2008.
18. Sexual maltreatment of the unaccompanied asylum seeking minors. Keynote speaker. British Association for Adoption and Fostering. Health Group Conference: Healthy care environments- from rhetoric to reality. York. 8 – 9 October 2007.
19. To dream the impossible dream: Transcultural Nursing, Migration, Poverty, Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals. Keynote speaker. 33rd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society. 'Human rights, migration and poverty: their impact on transcultural care'. Bournemouth University and the International Transcultural Nusing Society. 19 – 21 September 2007.
20. Transcultural Research: Implications for Practice. Keynote speaker. 2nd Annual Nursing Research Conference: Research into Practice. Kingston University/ St. George’s Univeraity of London. 22nd June 2007.
21. From the margins to the mainstream: Reflections of a transcultural health researcher. Invited speaker. Karolinska Institute of Medical Sciences. Stockholm, Sweden. 17th April 2007.
22. On-line learning: The MSc in European Nursing. Invited speaker. Karolinska Institute of Medical Sciences. Stockholm, Sweden. 16th April 2007.
23. Building Transcultural Nursing into Future Nursing Curricula. Invited workshop. Danish Society of Transcultural Nursing Conference. Odense on Funen, Denmark. 13th November 2006.
24. The PTT Model For The Development Of Cultural Competence. Invited speaker. Danish Society of Transcultural Nursing Conference. Odense on Funen, Denmark. 13th November 2006.
25. The Ethics Of Culturally Competent Health And Social Care. Keynote address. Danish Society of Transcultural Nursing Conference. Odense on Funen, Denmark. 13th November 2006.
26. Cultural Influences On Clinical Research. Keynote address, Clinical Research Nurses Association And Associate Members, Annual Conference, London, 5-6 October 2006
27. Culturally Competent Research. Keynote speaker. Conference, European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA) and University of Debrecen Health College Faculty. Nyíregyháza, Hungary. 29th June 2006.
28. The Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model for Developing Cultural Competence. Keynote speaker. Conference, European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA) and University of Debrecen Health College Faculty. Nyíregyháza, Hungary. 27th June 2006.
29.Ethnicity and Health Inequalities. Invited paper to Citizen’s Council, NICE. London, 9th June 2006.
30. Ethical and Legal Issues at the Beginning of Life: Debating ‘designer babies’. Invited to Chair the afternoon sessions of the conference. 2nd February 2006. Middlesex University. London.
31. Developing Research Proposals. Workshop at the Soroka University Medical Centre, Beer Sheva, Israel on the 2nd November 2005.
32. Promoting Culturally Competent Research. Lecture at Tel Aviv University on the 31st October 2005, and Ben Gurion University on the 3rd November 2005.
33. The Contribution of Transcultural Nursing to Global Health and Welfare. Keynote address, Israeli Nurse Researchers Conference, Ben Gurion University, Israel. 27th October 2005.
34. Transcultural Nursing: A European and Global Imperative. Keynote address at European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA) inaugural conference. Modena, Italy. 28th February 2005.
35. Cultural and Language Barriers (with M. Davies). Invited speaker. Improving Maternity Services National conference. London 27th January 2005.
36. Help Us Crack It! Drugs and Greek / Greek Cypriot adolescents living in London. Keynote speaker. Conference of GGCCE, London. 19th November 2004.
37. Social Science Research Unit (SSRU), Institute of Education, University of London. Citizenship Series. Invited to present a seminar on 'Refugees and Citizenship: Issues arising from research with diverse refugee communities in the UK'. 29th September 2004.
38. Is your Department Culturally Competent? Maximising the Effectiveness of the Patient Therapist Interview. Invite keynote speaker. National BDS Diversity Conference (for Dietitians). Wolfson Conference Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London. 17th September 2004.
39. Cancer and Palliative Care: Research and Development Symposium. Invited to Chair the afternoon sessions. 1St July 2004. Middlesex University and North London Cancer Network. Royal Free Hospital. London.
40. Help the Hospices. Cultural and faith issues in hospice and palliative care: an international perspective. Invited to Chair the conference. 22nd June 2004. UK Forum for Hospice and Palliative Care Worldwide and Help the Hospices. Hospice House. London.
41. Multiculturalism: Issues and Challenges in Palliative Care. Keynote speaker. Cancer and Palliative Care Conference. Clontarf Castle. Dublin, Eire. 31st May – 1st June 2004.
42. Cancer Beliefs, Knowledge and Experiences of People from Minority Ethnic Groups: Similarities and differences. Invited speaker. University of Manchester. 14th April 2004.
43. Developing Culturally Competent Researchers and Issues in Qualitative Research. Invited speaker. Researching and Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Cardiac Care. British Heart Foundation. London, 3rd October 2003.
44. Transcultural Nursing: The UK experience and current practice. Invited speaker. Strategies of inter and transcultural care in the field of nursing of elderly people. Berlin-Brandenburger Pflegate. Berlin, Germany 25th September 2003.
45. Ethiopian Refugees in the UK: Human rights and survival strategies. Invited speaker. Symposium on African Refugees. Flights, Rights, Survival Strategies and Transnationalism – Refugees from the Horn of Africa. African Studies Association (UK). SOAS, London, 10th September 2003.
46. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Development Symposium. Invited speaker. Promoting collaborative research: looking to the future. School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London. 17th June 2003
47. Transcultural Nursing in the UK: past present and future. Invited speaker. Intercultural continuing education for nursing staff in the care of the elderly. German Institute for Adult Education (DIE). Bonn, Germany, 5th and 6th November, 2002.
48. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Development Symposium. Invited speaker. Spirituality and Nursing Education. School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London. 12th June 2002.
49. Culturally Competent Healthcare: Do we understand it? How do we provide it? Co-organiser with Foundation of Nursing Studies and the Association of Transcultural Health Care Professionals. Keynote speaker. Promoting Culturally Competent Care for Cancer patients. Imperial Conference Centre. London, 5th March 2002.
50. 2nd Panhellenic Conference of Nursing Students. 21st Century a Challenge for Nursing Science. Keynote speaker: The Transcultural Approach to Nursing and health Care: An Imperative of Our Times. University of Athens, Greece. 8-10th December 2000.
51. Working Together: The EMBRACE UK Project. Keynote address. Ethiopian Cultural Day. London. 9th September 2000.
Selected Research Reports (2007 onwards):
1. Papadopoulos I (2016): Final Report for IENE4: Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe. Strengthening The Nurses And Health Care Professionals’ Capacity to Deliver Culturally Competent and Compassionate Care. ERASMUS+ Programme –Key Action Strategic partnership. Submitted to UK National Agency ECORYS & European Commission.
2. Papadopoulos I (2015): Final Report for IENE3: Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe. Tools for Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe. EU Lifelong Learning Programme. Submitted to UK National Agency ECORYS & European Commission.
3. Papadopoulos I (2012): Final Report for IENE2: Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe. EU Transfer of Innovation. Lifelong Learning Programme. Submitted to UK National Agency ECORYS & European Commission.
5. Papadopoulos I (2010): Final Report for IENE1: Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe. EU Leonardo Partnership. Lifelong Learning Programme. Submitted to UK National Agency ECORYS & European Commission.
6.Gould D, Papadopoulos I, Kelly D. (2010): PEGASUS: the way forwards. (Evaluation of the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programmes’ service provider education and training initiative (PEGASUS) in England).(Funded by NHS Sickle and Thalassaemia Screening Antenatal Programme). http://sct.screening.nhs.uk/evaluationsreviewssurveys
7. Denny E, Culley I, Papadopoulos I, Apenteng P (2010): Endometriosis and cultural diversity: improving services for minority ethnic women. Final report for Research for Patient Benefit grant PB-PG-0906-11145. Published by Birmingham City University. Birmingham. ISBN 978 -1-901073-06-5 (Funded by NIHR RfPB programme).
8. Lay M, Papadopoulos I, Gebrehiwot A (2007): SAFER UK. Preventing sexual maltreatment of unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and improving services for them. Middlesex University Press. London (ISBN 978-1-85924-223-0) (Funded by the Big Lottery Fund)
9. Papadopoulos I, Lay M, and Lees S (2007): Health A.S.E.R.T. Programme Wales. Enhancing the health promotion evidence base on Minorities Ethnic Groups, Refugees/Asylum Seekers and Gypsy Travellers. 7. Primary Research Report. Crown copyright. (ISBN 978 0 7504 4287 9) (Funded by the Welsh Assembly Government).
Lazzarino, Runa and Papadopoulos, Irena (2023) Earbuds, smartphones, and music. Spiritual care and existential changes in COVID-19 times. Social Theory & Health . ISSN 1477-8211 (Published online first)
Papadopoulos, Irena and Wright, Steve and Koulouglioti, Christina and Ali, Sheila and Lazzarino, Runa and Martín‐García, Ángel and Oter‐Quintana, Cristina and Kouta, Christiana and Rousou, Elena and Papp, Katalin and Krepinska, Radka and Tothova, Valerie and Malliarou, Maria and Apostolara, Paraskevi and Lesińska‐Sawicka, Małgorzata and Nagorska, Małgorzata and Liskova, Miroslava and Nortvedt, Line and Alpers, Lise‐Merete and Biglete‐Pangilinan, Sylvia and Oconer‐Rubiano, Ma. Florinda and Chaisetsampun, Wireeporn and Wichit, Nutchanath and Ghassemi, Akhtar‐Ebrahimi and Jafarjalal, Ezzat and Zorba, Akile and Kuckert‐Wöstheinrich, Andrea and Malla, Rabin and Toda, Tomiko and Akman, Özlem and Öztürk, Candan and Puvimanasinghe, Teresa and Ziaian, Tahereh and Eldar‐Regev, Orit and Nissim, Sara (2023) Socially assistive robots in health and social care: Acceptance and cultural factors. Results from an exploratory international online survey. Japan Journal of Nursing Science . e12523. ISSN 1742-7932 (Published online first)
Kouta, Christiana and Velonaki, Venetia Sofia and Lazzarino, Runa and Rousou, Elena and Apostolara, Paraskevi and Doru, Ana Maria and Dudau, Victor and Kalokairinou, Athena and Licciardello, Orazio and Mauceri, Manuela and Nikolaidou, Elena and Pezzella, Alfonso and Samartzi, Christina and Kuckert-Wöstheinrich, Andrea and Papadopoulos, Irena (2022) Empowering the migrant and refugee family's parenting skills: a literature review. Journal of Community Health Research , 11 (4). pp. 337-348. ISSN 2322-5688
Papadopoulos, Irena (2022) The covid ‐19 pandemic and cultural competence: global implications for managers, nurses and healthcare workers during major health disasters and emergencies. Journal of Nursing Management , 30 (7). pp. 2451-2452. ISSN 0966-0429
Papadopoulos, Irena and Wright, Steve and Lazzarino, Runa and Koulouglioti, Christina and Aagard, Magdeline and Akman, Özlem and Alpers, Lise-Merete and Apostolara, Paraskevi and Araneda, Julieta and Biglete-Pangilinan, Sylvia and Eldar-Regev, Orit and González-Gil, Maria Teresa and Kouta, Christiana and Krepinska, Radka and Lesińska-Sawicka, Małgorzata and Liskova, Miroslava and Lopez-Diaz, Lucero and Malliarou, Maria and Martín-García, Ángel and Muñoz-Salinas, Mara and Nagórska, Małgorzata and Ngunyulu, Roinah Nkhensani and Nissim, Sara and Nortvedt, Line and Oconer-Rubiano, Florinda and Oter-Quintana, Cristina and Öztürk, Candan and Papp, Katalin and Piratoba-Hernandez, Blanca and Rousou, Elena and Tolentino-Diaz, Maria Ymelda and Tothova, Valerie and Zorba, Akile (2022) Enactment of compassionate leadership by nursing and midwifery managers: results from an international online survey. BMJ Leader , 6 (3). pp. 186-191. ISSN 2398-631X
Selected Funded Research (2000 onwards)
* 2015 KA2 Strategic Partnerships: Training health care teams in intercultural communication and patient safety (IENE5) Funded by EU ERASMUS+ (2015-2017) (298,887 E)
* Strategic Partnerships: Strengthening the nurses and health care professionals’ capacity to deliver culturally competent and compassionate care (IENE4) Funded by EU ERASMUS+ (2014-2016) (295,000 E)
* Tools for Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe (IENE3) Funded by EU LdV Partnerships (2013-15) (122,000 E)
* Intercultural Education of Nurses and healthcare staff in Europe (IENE2) Funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovations programme (2010-2012) (322,295 E).
* Widening access and diversity to Hospice services in West Hertfordshire. Funded by Peace Hospice, the Hospice Of St Francis, the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and Grove House Hospice ( 2010) (£10,000)
* Designing and Undertaking a Formative Evaluation of the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programmes’ Service Provider Education and Training Initiative (PEGASUS) in England. Commissioned by the Department of Health via King’s College. ( 2009 – 2010) (£75.000)
* Intercultural Education of Nurses and medical staff in Europe (IENE1). Funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme. (2008 – 2010) (95,000 E)
* Endometriosis and cultural diversity: improving services for minority ethnic women. Funded by National Institute for Health Research, under the 'Research for Patient Benefit' programme. (2008-2011) (£221,165)
* Cultural Competence in Action Project for CAMHS. Funded by the Department of Health. (2005- 2006). (£52,000)
* Sexual abuse and the unaccompanied Ethiopian child refugees in the UK. Funded by the Community Fund. (2003- 2005) (£172,288)
* Research Programme to Enhance the Evidence Base on Health Promotion Issues among Ethnic Minorities, Refugees and Travellers in Wales (ASERT). Funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. (2003-2004) (£67,884)
* Development of Masters in European Nursing: Project funded by EU Socrates. (2002-2005)
* Greek and Greek Cypriot Community: Drugs Use amongst young people. Funded by the Department of Health. (2001) (£19,000)
* Developing Cultural Competence: A Pilot Study with Selected Mental Health Services of the Camden and Islington Community Mental Health Services, and of Enfield Community Care NHS Trust. Project funded by North Central London Workforce Development Confederation. (2001-2002) (£25,000).
* The Ethiopian refugee project (EMBRACE UK). Funded by the National Charities Lottery Board. (1999-2001) (£94,000).
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