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Dr Florentia Hadjiefthyvoulou


Drugs & Addictive Behaviours, School of Psychology

Florentia is a lecturer in psychobiology and addiction. Florentia’s research interests include the cognitive and psychobiological effects of recreational drug use such as alcohol, cannabis, MDMA and cocaine.

    Dr Florentia Hadjiefthyvoulou completed her PhD at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) looking at the effect of ecstasy/polydrug use on Prospective memory and Executive Functioning. She has since worked as a Lecturer in Psychology teaching a range of psychology modules including addiction at Nottingham Trent University for five years before moving to UEL in August 2016.


    Fellow of Higher Education Academy

    British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist

    British Psychological Society Associate Fellow


    Research interests

    Florentia’s research interests are concerned with the impact of recreational drug use on different aspects of cognition and memory. Florentia is particularly interested on the impact of recreational drug use on different aspects of Prospective Memory and her current research is concerned with understanding the biological underpinning of successful Prospective memory performance.


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    Temporal and visual source memory deficits among ecstasy/polydrug users

    Fisk, J.E , Gallagher D.T., Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Montgomery C.A.. 2014. Human Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental. 29: 172–182 .

    Reasoning deficits among illicit drug users are associated with aspects of cannabis use.

    Fisk, J. E., Morley, A. M., Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., & Montgomery, C. . 2014. Cognitive processing, . 15(4), 523-534.

    Prospective memory deficits in illicit polydrug users are associated with the average long-term typical dose of ecstasy typically consumed in a single session.

    Gallagher, D. T., Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Fisk, J. E., Montgomery, C., Robinson, S. J., & Judge, J. . 2014. Neuropsychology, . 28(1), 43..

    Self-reports of executive dysfunction in current ecstasy/polydrug users.

    Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Fisk, J. E., Montgomery, C., & Bridges, N. . 2012. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, . 25(3), 128-138..

    Visuospatial working memory impairment in current and previous ecstasy/polydrug users. 

    Fisk, J. E., Montgomery, C., & Hadjiefthyvoulou, F. . 2011. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, . 26(4-5), 313-321. .

    Prospective memory functioning among ecstasy/polydrug users: evidence from the Cambridge Prospective Memory Test (CAMPROMPT).

    Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Fisk, J. E., Montgomery, C., & Bridges, N.. 2011. Psychopharmacology, . 215(4), 761-774. .

    Everyday and prospective memory deficits in ecstasy/polydrug users.

    Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Fisk, J. E., Montgomery, C., & Bridges, N. . 2011. Journal of Psychopharmacology, . 25(4), 453-464 .

    Modelling the adverse effects associated with ecstasy use.

    Fisk, J. E., Murphy, P. N., Montgomery, C., & Hadjiefthyvoulou, F. . 2011. Addiction, . 106(4), 798-805. .





    Florentia's teaches on the BSc & MSc psychology programmes and supervises projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level

    Florentia contributes to the following modules:

    - Researching psychological worlds (Level 5)

    - Drugs and addictive behaviours (Level 6)

    - Research project (Level 6)

    - Cognitive psychology and Psychobiology (Level 7)

    - Independent Research Thesis (Level 7)