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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Dr Theodora Dallas, MSc, PhD, PgCAP, CPsychol, AFBPsS, FHEA

Theodora

Lecturer in Mental Health, Centre for Psychiatry

Email: t.dallas@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 2041
Room Number: 2.03 Old Anatomy Building

Profile

Dr Theodora Dallas is Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a full member of the Division of Health Psychology (DHP). She also holds a PgCAP and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Dr Dallas holds an MSc in Health Psychology and a PhD in Applied Social Sciences. Her PhD explored factors that contribute to patient satisfaction in two European health care systems. She has developed a scale that assesses patient health care evaluations, patient satisfaction, expectations, health care experiences, interpersonal qualities of the doctor-patient relationship and health care contextual factors at both micro and macro level; the quality of the doctor-patient relationship was found to be an important determinant of patient satisfaction and medical adherence. She has worked in academia as a lecturer for many years and her teaching experience includes a range of applied areas, such as counselling, mental health, health psychology and wellbeing, research methods, individual differences and social psychology. In the past, she has also provided consultancy workshops for junior doctors on communication skills. At the start of her career, she has received training from the Psychiatric Unit at the University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece on psychological assessment. 

Outside her teaching role, she is a keen reader of philosophy, history and ancient Greek literature and plays the guitar. 

Publications

Dallas, T., Baroutsa, M.N, & Dein, S. (2020) The power of the divine: religion, rituals, and healing in Greece. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, (23):8, 718-732.  

Kononovas, K. & Dallas, T. (2009). Across-cultural comparison of perceived stress and self-efficacy across Japanese, U.S. and Lithuanian students. Psichologija,39, 59-70.  

Dallas, T. (2007). Cross cultural exploration of the factors that contribute to patient satisfaction among British and Greek populations: Towards the development of a three-facet patient satisfaction scale measuring patients ’ health care expectations, patients’ perception of professional competence and the role of health environment. In F.  

Anagnostopoulos & E. Karademas (Eds.), Special Issues in Health Psychology: A Greek perspective (pp.279-311), Athens: Livanis Publications.  

McMurray, I. & Dallas, T. (2005) Young Parents consultation on housing and related support needs. Luton Primary Care Trust. 

Ellis K., McMurray I., Melrose, M., Preston-Shoot, M., Brownlow, C., Chater, A., & Dallas T. (2004) Mapping Needs, Supporting Peoples Programme in Luton: A research report. Bedfordshire County Council. 

Dallas, T. & Ertubey, C. (2003) Factor contributing to Patient satisfaction within Hospitals and Private Clinics in Greece, PSYPAG, June Quarterly. 

 

Conferences  

Karypidou, A., Kinman, G., & Dallas, T. (2011). Exploring emotional intelligence in medical professionals: patient and doctor outcomes. University of Bedfordshire Research Conference, 2011. 

Dallas, T. & Ertubey, C. (2003) Patient Satisfaction with Medical Encounters: A comparison between Greece and England. 17th EHPS Conference, Kos, Greece, 2003.  

Dallas, T. & Ertubey, C. (2003) Factors contributing to Patient satisfaction within Hospitals and Private Clinics in Greece. 6th BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Stafford, 2003.  

Dallas, T. & Ertubey. C. (2001) Factors contributing to patient satisfaction in Greek hospitalized patients. 4th BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, St Andrews, Scotland, 2001.