Fotini Vasilopoulos

Fotini Vasilopoulos
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Sydney

Fotini Vasilopoulos is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney, at The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, and The CREATE Centre, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Fotini is currently investigating play and its effects on mental health and wellbeing in childhood. Her research focus is on qualitative aspects of physical activity and their impact on cognition and social and emotional learning in primary school children, with a view to improve how physical education is taught in schools. Her motivation for this topic began during her time teaching yoga and dance in inner city London primary schools as a way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. She aims to develop a sustainable way to apply her findings through primary school teacher CPD.

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