Vasiliki Eirinaki

Vasiliki Eirinaki is a psychologist who has specialised in the evaluation, analysis and enhancement of the mother-infant relationship. She is a PhD candidate at the Roehampton University and an honorary researcher in the Mother & Baby Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital, National Health System Foundation Trust in London. Her research-project is funded by the Froebel Trust and focuses on the impact of maternal postnatal depression on mother-infant interaction and infants’ communication skills. She studied Psychology in Athens, Greece and obtained a MSc in Child & Adolescent Mental Health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She has worked as a child psychologist in various different settings both in London and Athens, such as Lambeth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS-London), Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service- Mary Sheridan Centre- London, Child Psychiatric Hospital of Attica and Children’s Developmental Medical Centre of Athens. From 2014 until 2019, she was working as a Visiting Lecturer, Dissertation Supervisor and as an independent researcher participating in a variety of research projects. She has published a number of papers in International scientific journals and books. She has also been trained in the CARE-Index, a psychological tool specifically designed to assess mother-infant interaction based on a short, videotaped play interaction.