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Ms Aleksandra Laketa

Part-Time Lecturer and PhD Candidate

Academic Position

Part-Time Lecturer

PhD Candidate

Academic Qualifications

2009-2012: University of Sheffield - City College, Thessaloniki/Greece

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

2012-2013: University of Bath, Bath/UK

  • MSc in Health Psychology

2016-current: University of Sheffield - City College, SEERC, Thessaloniki/Greece

  • PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology
Office 24 Prox. Koromila, 546 22 Thessaloniki/Geece
Office Hours

Wednesdays: 13:30 - 14:30

Email alaketa@citycollege.sheffield.eu


Ms Laketa is a graduate of City College, and she is currrently undertaking a PhD on the topic of bilingualism and how ti affects cognitive functions. She had previously studied at the University of Bath, UK, where she obtained an MSc in Health Psychology. During her studies Ms Laketa worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology at Bath University, where she was researching the effects of cycling campaigns on cycling attitudes and cycling uptake. She was also part of the FoodRisc project that aimed to explore people's reactions to food recalls in the US and the UK. Ms Laketa also had the opportunity to work in a private clinic in Bucharest, Romania as the assistant of the Medical Director, where she was involved in a health intervention that aimed to promote behaviour and lifestyle change among teens and young adults.    

Teaching

Health Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Introduction to Psychology & Topics in Psychology (tutorials).

Research Interests

Health promotion, Healthy aging, health innovation and technology, improving quality of life, sociocultural aspects of cognition, bilingualism and cognitive functioning, executive functions, the effects of the sociolinguistic context on bilingualism and cognitive functioning.

Publications

Publications:

Gamble, T., Walker, I., Laketa, A. (2015). Bicycling campaigns promoting health versus campaigns promoting safety: A randomized controlled online study of ‘dangerization’. Journal of Transport & Health, 2, 369-378.

Laketa, A. (2017). Disentangling the Role of Bilingualism in Executive Functions. In K. Dimopoulos, P. Gkasis, E. Kalyva, T. Lagkas, Z. Tatsioka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference: Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe (pp. 225-239). Thessaloniki: SEERC.

Participation in Conferences:

11th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference (2017). Thessaloniki, Greece. Title: Disentangling the Role of Bilingualism in Executive Functions.

BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (2015). London, UK. Title: Does promoting bicycle safety inadvertently discourage bicycling?

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