Kiki Mastroyannopoulou


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Personal profile


Kiki has worked on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at UEA since 1997 on a part time basis and is currently Lead for admissions.  She also works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Kiki qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1993 from the South East Thames Training course.  Since then she has worked in a range of Clinical posts. She started her career in Bath in a split post (adult and child) which involved establishing an in-patient pain-management course, as well as research on a DH project working with children with life-threatening illness.  She then worked in Huntingdon in a multidisciplinary family consultation centre doing generic and paediatric work on the children's ward and in Kings Lynn in a paediatric post.  Research interests are in health psychology, mainly in the area of paediatric illness.  She has worked in a clinical/research post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with children with Disorders of Sex Development. Kiki has until recently worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a peadiatric psychology service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She now works full time on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme at UEA.

Teaching Interests

Kiki teaches on a range of topics on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme, including child development, systemic working, reflective practice, formulation and clinical skills, leadership and paediatric psychology. 

Academic Background

1986-1989: BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class), University of Bristol
1990-1993: South East Thames Regional Training Scheme, British Psychological Society Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Administrative Posts

  • Lead for Engagment , Partnership and Innovation
  • Lead for Admissions on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme 2020-2023
  • Research supervisor
  • Trainee advisor
  • Academic mentor
  • Member of Extenuating Circumstances panel
  • External examiner

Key Research Interests

Psychological implications of Chronic and Life Threatening Illness on children and families
Unexplained Medical Symptoms
Chronic and acute pain in children and adolescents
Experiences of childbirth and early parent child relationships
Illness related trauma in children and families
Disclosure of diagnosis and communication in medical consultations

Post Graduate Research Supervision  

Psychological impact of childhood illness 
Medical traumatic stress in children
Experiences of birth  
Medical communication and disclosure
Transition from paediatric to adult services 
Siblings of children with chronic conditions


December 1993-August 1994:Child and Family Therapy Service, St. Aldhelms Hospital, Frome. 
December 1993-to July 1996: Pain Management Psychologist, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.  
September 1994- July 1996: Community Paediatric Psychologist, The Lifetime Project , Royal United Hospital, Bath.
September 1996 to February 2000: Family Consultation Centre, Huntingdon.
December 2001 to Feb 2009: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.
February 2009 to September 2011: Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
September 2011 to Present: Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Paediatric Psychology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
September 1997 to Present: Clinical Associate  Professor Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological therapies, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. 

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