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PhD projects

1. Movement control in autistic adults. 2. Postural control and fall prevention in older adults

20052022

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Particulars

I completed my undergraduate (1999) and masters degrees (2001) in Sport and Exercise Science in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. I moved to the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham where I did my PhD (2001-2005) and then to Belgium to work as a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven, initially funded by a university project (2006-2008) and then by a research fellowship from the research foundation of Flanders (2008-2011). Since August 2011 I am a Lecturer in Psychology at Queen’s.

Research Interests

I am interested in the way sensory information (visual, vestibular and proprioceptive) and cognitive resources are used to control movement. My current work focuses on postural control by assesing sensory integration and cognitive resource allocation in this process in neurotypical, atypical and clinical populations including young and older adults, adults with autism, Parkinson's disease and major depression. The methods I use include posturography, motion capture, brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) and neuroimaging (fNIRS).

Teaching

I teach in two undergraduate modules and I supervise Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students

PSY2064 Perception and Psychobiology

PSY3098 Ageing: Mind, Brain and Behaviour

 

Other

Programme Director, MSc in Psychological Science (Conversion) 

I supervise the following PhD students

Primary supervisor

Rebekah Knox

Anna Carapellotti

Charlotte Hennah

 

Second supervisor

Theofilos Valkanidis

Teresa Gomes Arrulo

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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