Mrs Dalia Tsimpida, MSc, BSc, MBPsS

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Overview

   My vision was always to have an impact on the world around me, by doing work that makes people’s lives better. My interdisciplinary background in Psychology, Deaf Communication Studies, and Health Studies has made me acutely aware of the multiple barriers the population with hearing loss faces to health. I am actively engaged in research regarding population with hearing loss for nearly a decade and I have a strong passion for identifying the barriers and improving healthcare services for patients with hearing loss, by addressing their complex health and care needs. 

   The fully funded PhD Studentship that I was awarded in 2018 by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, gave me the life-changing opportunity to follow up my studies in a PhD level, in order to investigate a global health challenge: hearing health inequalities. I am based in the Centre for Primary Care at the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care, and I am honoured to be supervised by Senior Lecturer Dr Maria PanagiotiProfessor Evan Kontopantelis and Professor Darren Ashcroft.

   During my PhD project, I examine the relationship between socioeconomic inequalities and the development of hearing impairment and the impact of hearing impairment on the lives of older adults in England in terms of mental well-being, quality of life, social engagement and economic position. Furthermore, this project will inform strategies to minimize socioeconomic risks for hearing impairment and access to hearing health services and hearing aids use, in order to mitigate the adverse effects of hearing impairment in older adults in England.

 

Social responsibility

I tutor talented young students from under-represented backgrounds on the Manchester Access Programme. The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is The University of Manchester’s flagship widening participation scheme for local Year 12 students who meet specific academic and background criteria. I try to inspire those students and to give them confidence to be proud of their background and show them that anything can be achieved.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) (with Distinction, 9,31/10) in Health Policy and Health Services Planning – Open University of Cyprus (2016)
  • B.Sc. (Higher Honours) in Psychology – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007)
  • PGDip in Counseling Psychology and Life Coaching (1,100 hours)– University of the Aegean (2017)
  • Deaf Communication Studies/ Full Professional Proficiency and National Certification in Greek Sign Language – Hellenic Federation of the Deaf (2010-2015)
  • "Certified Change Agent", by the Horizons NHS, the specialist team within the Strategy and Innovation Directorate of NHS England (2018)
  • Coaching Certification (12-month Course) at Foundation Level of the Advanced Diploma in General & Specific Coaching Sklls, which is accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council at Practitioner Level (EMCC European Quality Award) (2018)
  • Certificate in Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2017)
  • PGCert in Emotional Intelligence and Self-awareness – University of the Aegean (2017)
  • PGCert in Family Law for Social Services Professionals – University of the Aegean (2017)
  • PGCert in Adult Education and Training – University of the Aegean (2016)
  • Qualified to practice Psychology in Greece - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2007)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

I am also member of the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON), the international public engagement network aimed at people involved in action and research in inequalities in health and health service use.

Research Networks and Beacons

Keywords

  • Hearing Loss, Health Inequalities, Social Epidemiology, Public health, Healthcare Communication, Health Psychology, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Healthy Active Ageing, Audiology, Health Services Planning, Health Literacy, Health Services Accessibility, Quality of Life, Mental Health, Primary Care

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