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Dr Vasileios Stamou

PositionPost-doctoral Researcher
DepartmentCentre for Applied Dementia Studies
Telephone01274 233 994
EmailV.Stamou@bradford.ac.uk
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Research Interests (key words only)

Improving services and support for young onset dementia, Removing social stigma and improving the quality of life of younger people with dementia and their families, Art-based interventions for young onset dementia.

Biography

Vasileios completed his PhD studies in Aix-Marseille University, France, in 2015.

He has significant experience in conducting research with socially marginalized populations in a variety of settings, such as therapeutic communities, clinics, hospitals and psychotherapeutic centres.

From 2012 to 2015 he conducted research on the benefits of music-assisted psychotherapeutic interventions in substance addiction treatment and he is currently involved in an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which includes partners from UK, France and Greece.

He has a special interest in young onset dementia and particularly in finding ways to improve the quality of life and services provided to younger people with dementia and their families.

Study History

  • PhD in Psychology - Aix-Marseille University, France (2015)
  • MA in Music Research - Middlesex University, London (2005)
  • BA in Music (Jazz) - Middlesex University, London (2003)

Professional History

Vasileios has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the "Music and Society" postgraduate course of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, from February 2016 to June 2018. Modules taught:

  • Research Methods in Music Therapy 
  • Special Topics in Psychology and Music
  • Music against Social Exclusion: Music Education and Inclusion
  • Approaches in Music Pedagogy Research

Research Areas

Vasileios is actively involved in research in the following fields:

  • Young Onset Dementia
  • Substance addiction
  • Cross-national training for international know-how exchange on substance addiction treatment

Current Projects

The ANGELA Project: Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families/supporters.
Leading Partner: University College London. Academic Partners: University of Bradford, University of Northampton, University of Surrey. Third-sector Partners: The Alzheimer's Society, YoungDementia UK, Dementia UK.

MUS.I.C.D.A.RE – Music in Creative Detoxification and Rehabilitation Erasmus+ European Strategic Partnership, Key Action II: “Strategic partnership and training on the use of music as an additive treatment modality in the detoxification and rehabilitation processes of drug-dependent individuals”.
Leading Partner: University of Macedonia, Greece. Project Partners: University of Nimes, France, Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece, Power for Youth Empowerment (PYE) Global, UK.

Research Collaborations

The ANGELA Project: Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families/supporters.
Leading Partner: University College London. Academic Partners: University of Bradford, University of Northampton, University of Surrey. Third-sector Partners: The Alzheimer's Society, YoungDementia UK, Dementia UK.

MUS.I.C.D.A.RE – Music in Creative Detoxification and Rehabilitation Erasmus+ European Strategic Partnership, Key Action II: “Strategic partnership and training on the use of music as an additive treatment modality in the detoxification and rehabilitation processes of drug-dependent individuals”. 
Leading Partner: University of Macedonia, Greece. Project Partners: University of Nimes, France, Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece, Power for Youth Empowerment (PYE) Global, UK.

Publications

Stamou, V. Stamou, L. and Graziani, P. (2018). Can music listening facilitate reinstating brain dopaminergic activity in substance-addicted individuals? A theoretical review. In V. Stamou & L. Stamou (Eds.), Handbook of Best Practices: Music in Creative Detoxification and Rehabilitation. Thessaloniki, Greece: University of Macedonia Press.

Stamou, L., Zioga D., and Stamou, V. (2018). Creative music making and its effects on children and youth. In V. Stamou & L. Stamou (Eds.), Handbook of Best Practices: Music in Creative Detoxification and Rehabilitation. Thessaloniki, Greece: University of Macedonia Press.

Stamou, L., Zioga D., and Stamou, V. (2018). Community music programs and social inclusion. In V. Stamou & L. Stamou (Eds.), Handbook of Best Practices: Music in Creative Detoxification and Rehabilitation. Thessaloniki, Greece: University of Macedonia Press.

Stamou, V., La Fontaine, J., Oyebode J., Jones B., Gage, H., O’Malley, M., Parkes, J., and Carter, J. P. (2018). The ANGELA Project: Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families/supporters. FPOP Bulletin, 142, 26-31.

Stamou, V., Clerveaux, R., Stamou, L., Le Rocheleuil, S., Berejnoi, L., Romo, L., & Graziani, P. (2017). The therapeutic contribution of music in music-assisted systematic desensitization for substance addiction treatment: A pilot study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 56, 30-44. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2017.07.002

Stamou, V., Chatzoudi, T., Stamou, L., Romo L., and Graziani, P. (2016). Music-assisted systematic desensitization for the reduction of craving in response to drug-conditioned cues: A pilot study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 51, 36-45. doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2016.08.003

Stamou, V. and Stamou, L. (2004). Music and dance of northern Greece: Macedonia and Thrace. Art and Culture With No Limits, pp. 165-185.

Stamou, L. and Stamou, V. (2004). Greek dancing from antiquity to today: The philosophical, religious, and social context. Art and Culture With No Limits, pp. 139-164.  

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