Research Associate
Cardiff University

Foteini is a Research Associate that recently joined the WISERD Education project to explore risk factors and patterns of school exclusion using secondary administrative data from England and Wales, as part of the ESRC funded Excluded Lives Study. Outside of her WISERD work, Foteini has also worked with HealthWise Wales in Cardiff University, focusing on the linkage of health and lifestyle data and administrative data to answer questions about population health and wellbeing.

Foteini’s PhD thesis in the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast incorporated a number of research projects, focusing on mental health epidemiology as well as investigating the use of secondary administrative data to address questions about mental health on a population level. A key focus of her research was on early life risk factors such as residential instability (involving household and area mobility) and later mental health outcomes. Across her PhD studies and Post-Doctoral positions, Foteini has collaborated with other research institutions (Ulster University; Swansea University), policy makers (Department for Communities), service providers (Health Trusts; All Wales Therapeutics & Toxicology Centre; Dementias Platform UK) and third-party collaborators (Ministry of Life, YMCA) to inform the dialogue around the health and social needs of people with mental ill health at a community level.

Foteini’s research interests include record linkage and data analysis, especially around issues regarding young people’s mental health and wellbeing at a population level. Additionally, she has been involved in different projects investigating carer burden and how it relates to their physical and mental health. 


Excluded Lives
Excluded Lives is a multi-disciplinary project across the four jurisdictions of the UK led by the Department of Education at the University of Oxford and in partnership with the universities of Oxford, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Queen’s Belfast, and the LSE. The overarching aim of
Research Team:
Sally Power (Cardiff University), Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University)
WISERD Education Data Lab
The aim of the WISERD Education Data Lab is to generate high quality research-based evidence to help inform and challenge our understanding of educational processes and outcomes to support the Wales education sector meet the aims of Education in Wales: our national mission
Research Team:
Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University), Martijn Hogerbrugge (Cardiff University), Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University), Alexandra Sandu (Cardiff University)
Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC)
About the Centre The main aim of ADRC WALES was to create a world-class administrative data research centre, known for its ability to access, link and make safe use of data for high quality research. Our work was underpinned by a robust Governance framework. ADRC Wales
Research Team:
Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University), Dora Pouliou, Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), David Blackaby (Swansea University), Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University)