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Dr. Christopher Papadopoulos
Dr Christopher Papadopoulos is a psychology graduate with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and PhD in psychology. Dr Papadopoulos has an extensive background in both experimental and applied research and is a strong proponent of the juxtaposition of arts and science as an effective means of understanding and addressing important social and public health issues. As well as an extensive background in experimental psychology, Dr Papadopoulos also has extensive experience in applied research in the healthcare sector. Previously Chris worked for an academic institute affiliated with a large public hospital on a major project examining robot-assisted surgery for a number of conditions; a not-for-profit organisation on a major multisite project examining the prevalence and management of pain in aged care residents; and for a health performance reporting agency with a focus on providing healthcare professionals and the public with regular reports on public healthcare sector performance.
Dr Papadopoulos is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the National Institute of Experimental Arts (UNSW Art and Design) working as part of a major ARC Laureate Fellowship which aims to better understand the experience of ageing, including for individuals living with dementia. This project will employ a novel immersive visualisation paradigm to promote empathy for older adults with the aim of reducing stigma related to ageing and dementia.