Industry Keynote Speaker
Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is one the most well-known and respected Psychologists working in the UK today. As well as an accomplished academic career where she set up and headed successful post-graduate programmes, she is also an active researcher and was at one time one of the youngest Readers in the country based on her international academic publications. Her work has informed government policy, in 2010 she headed up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people. She was recently invited to present her research at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Dr. Linda is a Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the BPS. She has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and in the National Health Service. During her 14 years as a Chartered Psychologist, she has gained extensive experience in the counselling of individuals, couples and families. She was recently included in the Top 20 therapists in London by the Evening Standard newspaper and was awarded the Madame Figaro Women of the Year Award in 2008 in the field of academia.
Dr Linda has a prolific academic publication record and has published widely in peer reviewed academic journals. Linda’s latest book, Whose Life Is It Anyway? offers valuable insight and advice on living through your 20s on your own terms. She has a specialist interest in body image and in the field of Psychodermatology where she has written extensively both for lay people and clinicians. She has written several academic and self-help books many of which have been translated into numerous languages, with her book What Men Say What Women Hear being published in 14 countries around the world. Dr. Linda is a contributing editor at Cosmopolitan magazine where she is a resident psychologist, her very popular monthly column has been running for 11 years now and much of her advice is often syndicated around the world. She also writes psychology and life style features for, and is also regularly quoted in, various national newspapers supplements and magazines.
With a prolific and distinguished career that she loves and which keeps her very busy Dr. Linda values her free time with her husband and their young daughter. As a psychologist and as a mother Dr Linda is passionate that young women develop a healthy self-esteem and body image. Her philosophy is that feeling good about yourself, your passions and achievements inevitably leads to looking good and most importantly liking who you see in the mirror…