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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.
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).
I teach in two undergraduate modules and I supervise Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students
PSY2064 Perception and Psychobiology
PSY3098 Ageing: Mind, Brain and Behaviour
The efficacy of dance for improving motor impairments, non-motor symptoms, and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysisCarapellotti, A. M., Stevenson, R. & Doumas, M., 05 Aug 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 8, 28 p., e0236820.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)24 Downloads (Pure)
Doumas, M., 11 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 121, p. 690 –700 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile64 Downloads (Pure)
Putting proprioception for balance to the test: Contrasting and combining sway referencing and tendon vibrationDoumas, M., Valkanidis, T. C. & Hatzitaki, V., 19 Oct 2018, In : Gait and Posture.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)118 Downloads (Pure)
The role of gender in the association between personality and task priority in older adults’ dual-tasking while walkingAgmon, M., Armon, G., Denesh, S. & Doumas, M., 02 Jan 2018, In : BMC Geriatrics. 18, 1, p. 1-8
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile232 Downloads (Pure)
Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Shows Minimal, Measure-Specific Effects on Dynamic Postural Control in Young and Older Adults: A Double Blind, Sham-Controlled StudyCraig, C. E. & Doumas, M., 18 Jan 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 1, 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)293 Downloads (Pure)
International Congress of Physiotherapy 2020 "Sensory Integration in Physical Therapy: From Perception to Treatment "
Mihalis Doumas (Invited speaker)08 Feb 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talkFile
School Seminar, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Title: Sensory integration in postural control
Mihalis Doumas (Invited speaker)16 Apr 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Public presentation, Belfast Parkinson's UK support group. 'Postural control in healthy and clinical populations: Focus on Parkinson’s'
Mihalis Doumas (Invited speaker)15 May 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation