An Interview with Linda Papadopoulos

1 January 2012

Linda Papadopoulos is one of the UK's most recognisable psychologists. Specialising in how sudden fame and the celebrity culture affects normal people, Linda was recruited to Big Brother to give a weekly analysis of the psychological state of the housemates.

We ask some quick-fire questions to find out what makes her tick!

What are the most asked for topics?

Male/female relationships, the psychology behind current events, body image and women's issues.

How did the corporate speaking start?

It began following my work analysing human behaviour on various high profile TV shows.

Can you remember your first speaking engagement?

Tommy's children's charity.

And your last event?

Deloitte woman CEO's dinner.

Which event has been your favourite and why?

The first one I did for Tommy’s - because it oped my eyes to how much I enjoy public speaking.

Who would you most like to share a platform with?

Bill Clinton or Matt Groening.

Do you use PowerPoint?

Sometimes, it depends on the length, type of speech and audience.

Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?

Yes – I am happy doing either!

How do you like to be introduced?

Linda Papadopoulos- psychologist, broadcaster and author.

Is your speech at all interactive with audience participation?

It can be depending on the theme and audience size.

Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?

No- they all go to plan and obviously nothing embarrassing ever happens!!

Your favourite film?

Pulp Fiction.

Favourite book?

Zorba the Greek.

Favourite holiday destination?


What’s your tipple - wine, beer, champagne?

Not big on alcohol- but I do like the odd cocktail- mojitos are my favourite at the moment!

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