Psychologist, Author, Broadcaster and Internet Matters Ambassador
One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis and consultation is highly sought after and syndicated around the world.
A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately with her own practice and publicly in the NHS. In her 20 years as a Chartered Psychologist, she has gained extensive experience in the counselling of individuals, couples and families and has established and headed successful post-graduate and doctoral programmes in psychology.
Her work has informed government policy, most notably heading up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people, presenting the research at the European Parliament. She is frequently invited to sit on medical advisory boards and her prolific research into body image and Psychodermatology has informed clinical guidelines on the treatment of dermatological conditions and in particular acne.
Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. An ambassador for Internet Matters, a not for profit organisation advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world, Dr Linda is on hand to support and give advice to parents trying to keep their children safe online.
A trusted voice with a distinguished career both on and off screen, Dr Linda promotes a philosophy, underpinned by a wealth of experience and dedicated research, that promotes and encourages people to develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. She was recently awarded the prestigious EVCOM Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding and prolific academic publication record and for being an exceptional communicator, both as an author and broadcaster.