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Dr Vasileios Stamou

PositionPost-doctoral Researcher
DepartmentCentre for Applied Dementia Studies
Telephone01274 233 994
EmailV.Stamou@bradford.ac.uk
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Research Interests (key words only)

Improving services and support provided to younger people with dementia and their families, Social support in young onset dementia, Art-based interventions for improving the quality of life of people with young onset dementia and their supporters.

Biography

Vasileios completed his PhD studies in Aix-Marseille University, France, in 2015.

He has significant experience in conducting research with socially marginalized populations in a variety of settings, such as therapeutic communities, clinics, hospitals and psychotherapeutic centres.

From 2012 to 2015 he conducted research on the benefits of music-assisted psychotherapeutic interventions in substance addiction treatment and he is currently involved in an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which includes partners from UK, France and Greece.

He has a special interest in young onset dementia and particularly in finding ways to improve the quality of life and services provided to younger people with dementia and their families.

Study History

  • PhD in Psychology - Aix-Marseille University, France (2015)
  • MA in Music Research - Middlesex University, London (2005)
  • BA in Music (Jazz) - Middlesex University, London (2003)

Professional History

Vasileios has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the "Music and Society" postgraduate course of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, from February 2016 to February 2017. Modules taught:

  • Research Methods in Music Therapy 
  • Special Topics in Psychology and Music 
  • Music against Social Exclusion: Music Education and Inclusion 
  • Approaches in Music Pedagogy Research

Research Areas

Vasileios has research interests that focus on promoting the well-being of socially excluded populations and especially on improving the support provided to younger people with dementia and their families/supporters.

Current Projects

12/2016 – 12/2019: The ANGELA Project: Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families/supporters.

Leading Partner: University College London. Academic Partners: University of Bradford, University of Northampton, University of Surrey. Project Partners: The Alzheimer's Society, YoungDementia UK, Dementia UK. 09/2015 – 09/2018: Erasmus+ MUS.I.C.D.A.RE European Strategic Partnership, Key Action II, «Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices on the therapeutic usefulness of music during the rehabilitation and social reinsertion of substance-addicted individuals». Leading Partner: University of Macedonia, Greece. Project Partners: University of Nimes, France; Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece; PYE Global, UK.

Research Collaborations

  • Stamou, V., Chatzoudi, T., Stamou, L., Romo L., and Graziani, P. (2016). Music-assisted systematic desensitization for the reduction of craving in response to drug-conditioned cues: A pilot study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 51, 36-45. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2016.08.003 
  • Stamou, V., Clerveaux, R., Le Rocheleuil, S., Stamou, L., Berejnoi, L., Romo, L. and Graziani, P. (2017). The therapeutic contribution of music to music-assisted systematic desensitization for substance addiction treatment: A randomized controlled trial (under revision in The Arts in Psychotherapy).

Publications

Stamou, V., Clerveaux, R., Stamou, L., Le Rocheleuil, S., Berejnoi, L., Romo, L., & Graziani, P. (2017). The therapeutic contribution of music in music-assisted systematic desensitisation for substance addiction treatment: A pilot study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 56, 30-44. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2017.07.002

Stamou, V., Chatzoudi, T., Stamou, L., Romo L., and Graziani, P. (2016). Music-assisted systematic desensitisation for the reduction of craving in response to drug-conditioned cues: A pilot study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 51, 36-45. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2016.08.003 

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