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I am an educational neuroscientist in the making who studied Psychology in Greece, went to Scotland to continue studying, decided to move to the USA to chase my academic ‘American Dream’ and I am now based in England. In 2010, I received my PhD, funded by the Greek State Scholarships, from The University of Edinburgh where I continued to work for 2 years as a research assistant in Moray House School of Education. In 2012, the European Commission funded my post-doc research work for 3 years via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellowships scheme, part of which I spent at Haskins Laboratories, Yale University.
I am a Lecturer in the Psychology in Education Programme and the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Education Department. I am also affiliated with Haskins Laboratories (Yale University) and the Rudolf Berlin Centre (Amsterdam).
I am interested in typical and atypical written language (namely dyslexia) from a cognitive, developmental and psychosocial perspective. My research to date aims at answering the following broad questions:
In parallel, I am interested in how the answers to these questions can be used in the development and application of targeted and tailored interventions.
2017-present: Lexilogy-English: The effects of a pilot online computer training programme focusing on morphological knowledge on primary school poor English readers and spellers. In partnership with Hester Hoette (Lexilogy, https://lexilogy.com) and Dr Jurgen Tijms (University of Amsterdam; Rudolf Berlin Centre).
2017: "The things that make me different are the things that make me" (Winnie the Pooh): Exploring risk and protective factors of resilience in children with reading difficulties.
2017-present: Changing Lives of Adults with Dyslexia: screening for reading difficulties amongst vulnerable job seekers. In partnership with Changing Lives organisation (https://www.changing-lives.org.uk) and York And District Dyslexia Association (YADDA) (https://yadda.org.uk)
2012-2015: Implicit learning in specific developmental disorders (ILSDD) http://honey-bee.wixsite.com/ilearn-project
I accept PhD students interested in the following research areas and related fields: