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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Sevasti Foka


Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Director of Graduate Employment and Opportunities

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6107
Room Number: Room 2.18, Fogg Building


Dr. Sevasti Foka is Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. She completed her PhD in Psychology at University of Portsmouth and  has  worked as an Associate Senior Lecturer. Sevasti has developed the “Strengths for the Journey” project which is based on a resilience building intervention. The Strengths for the Journey project was designed specifically for those children still in transit in order to address the ongoing challenges they face in refugee camps.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Exploring Psychology (PSY124)
  • Individual Differences (PSY233)
  • Counselling Psychology (PSY329)


Research Interests:

My research focuses on resilience building and wellbeing. In particular, I am interested in positive psychology interventions which target protective factors and positive psychological resources (e.g. positive emotions, hopeful thinking, meaning in life) among war affected children, adolescents and youth.  My current project “Strengths for the Journey is based on a resilience building approach to enhance resilience, hopeful thinking and self-esteem among refugee children and adolescents.

Research department

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