Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is an Associate Professor at the Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, at University College London and a Senior Fellow of the Alzheimer's Society. Vasiliki completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (First Class) at the University of Aberdeen in 2002, and her PhD also at the Department of Psychology at University of Aberdeen in 2007, investigating emotion-cognition interactions in late life (awarded without corrections). She joined UCL in 2008, and since then has been involved in systematic reviews of psychological treatments for people with dementia (with the Cochrane Review Group), and in RCTs developing and evaluating psychosocial interventions for people with dementia (IDEA, REMCARE and iCST trials). She has developed a psychological intervention for preventing depressive symptoms in people with early-stage dementia, work funded by the Alzheimer's Society, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/idea.
Dr Vasiliki Orgeta is a research psychologist interested in emotional well-being in people with dementia and their family carers and how stress could be influencing risk of developing dementia. Her research focuses on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of psychological and psychosocial interventions in dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and in the development and evaluation of these interventions using randomised controlled trials (RCTs).