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19 - 20 March 2025

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Chris Papadopoulos

Chris Papadopoulos

Principal lecturer in public health, University of Bedfordshire

Dr Chris Papadopoulos is a principal lecturer in public health and director of health research at the University of Bedfordshire. He teaches on a range of health post-graduate health courses in particular the MSc Public Health taught course for which he leads the Public Health Research Methods and Public Health Protection units. He has published over 80 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and is research active in a range of health-related areas within the social sciences particularly social robotics, health technology, stigma, autism, mental health, inclusion and accessibility. He is also the co-author of the book, Transcultural 'Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Health and Social Care.'

He is also the founder and lead of the London Autism Group Charity which provides a range of support services for autistic people and their families. He is also the co-host of The Autism Podcast, one of the most listened to podcasts on the topic of autism in the UK and internationally.

In addition to his academic and charity work, Dr Papadopoulos is regular a contributor to the Spectator, The Daily Express, and a regular guest on BBC Radio London and other radio stations. He has also spoken at conferences and events around the world.