Radost Velikova

Name: Radost Velikova
Country: Bulgaria
Degrees: M.Sc., Ph.D.
Current job title: Orthodontist
Institution: Medical University Plovdiv
Short autobiography:

I am an orthodontist in a multidisciplinary cleft team treating patients with cleft lip and/or palate in collaboration with ALA –Association of patients with facial anomalies and their parents in Bulgaria. I realise the importance of collaboration in in all aspects of multidisciplinary cleft care.

Reason for joining: To collaborate with researchers in the field and exchange knowledge and share ideas with regards to the emotional coping of children with clefts and their families. To get in touch and potentially cooperate with researchers across Europe with similar interests. To determine the impact that orthodontic treatment has on these patients in terms of emotional well being. As a medical specialist I work with cleft patients every month, hence further understanding about the psychosocial aspects together with potential research collaboration is the main motivation for me joining this action.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Cleft lip and palate and other congenital anomalies related to appearance.
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: radost.velikova@abv.bg
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