Mrs Dalia Tsimpida, MSc, FHEA

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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 Policy, along with my advanced methodological skills in Epidemiology and Big Data analysis, equip me with a unique combination of skills to explore hearing loss; an urgent global public health issue that affects over 466 million people worldwide. 

I am a PhD Researcher of the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO), based in the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research, and I am honoured to be supervised by Senior Lecturer Dr Maria PanagiotiProfessor Evan Kontopantelis and Professor Darren Ashcroft.

My research is concerned with the social epidemiology and public health aspect of hearing. My doctoral project focuses on the relationship between socioeconomic inequality and the development of hearing loss and the impact of hearing loss on the lives of older adults in England in terms of psychosocial well-being and multimorbidity. I also examine the importance of the early identification of individuals with hearing loss in primary care, and its potential in maximising the opportunity for healthy and active ageing. 

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.


  • Fellow of Advance HE (Higher Education Academy- Fellowship Reference: PR185546)
  • 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 for Online Teaching (2 month course by The Open University, 2020)
  • "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.


  • 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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