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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Lorna Vassiliades


Teaching Associate



I made the transition to performance and academic research following a career in journalism.

My teaching experience began on a postgraduate journalism diploma and expanded to creative non-fiction and fiction as my own writing practice broadened.

The basis of all my teaching is the investigation of an individual’s psychological process and identifying one’s perspective.

As an artist-researcher, I draw on being British-born with Greek Cypriot heritage, and my experience of displacement as a child in 1974 when Cyprus was invaded.

I'm currently part of a QMUL public engagement initiative to form a creative arts and mental health online community.

I have been shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Theatre Award, and been a recipient of the London Greek Film Festival’s Literature Award.


Research Interests:

My current practice-based PhD study investigates solo performance, heritage, mental health, biography and autofiction.

Additionally as an educator specialising in all aspects of creative writing, I’m interested in the psychology of creative writing.


As a former full-time journalist (known as Lorna V) I have been published widely in national newspapers and magazines, specialising in lifestyle, human interest, psychology, and wellbeing. I am also the author behind three Psychologies Magazine business psychology books (Real Confidence Real Ambition Real Calm)

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