Our team

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Kyriakos Antoniou is now a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus. After obtaining his PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge in 2014, he held various research and teaching positions at the University of Cambridge, the Université libre de Bruxelles, University College London, and the Hellenic Open University.  He is interested in bow bilingualism and bi-dialectalism affect children’s and adult's lexical, grammatical, pragmatic-communicative, and non-verbal cognitive skills.  His broader research interests lie in language acquisition, pragmatic-communicative, and non-linguistic cognitive development (in typical and atypical populations), language processing, the interplay between language, pragmatics, and other non-linguistic cognitive skills in children and adults, (experimental) semantics and pragmatics.

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Georgios Spanoudis is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology of the University of Cyprus. He is leading the Psychophysiology laboratory in the Department of Psychology and he is a collaborator in the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. He is interested in the study of intelligence, the interaction between basic cognition and higher cognitive abilities, cognitive development, and developmental language disorders. He published extensively in these areas and in leading journals (e.g. Intelligence, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Educational Psychology Review).

Students involved in the project


Emmanouela Milaki graduated from the Department of Psychology of the University of Crete in 2017. She is now a student in the applied psychology postgraduate program “Master in School Psychology” of the University of Cyprus. She is interested in risk and protective factors for neurodevelopmental disorders and in the development of prevention and intervention programs aiming at adjustment difficulties in children. She is currently assisting with testing participants using the electroencephalography (EEG) method.

Maria-Sophia Peletie obtained an undergraduate degree from the Department of Psychology of the University of Cyprus in 2017.  Her main research interests lie in language development in children with learning disabilities. This was also the topic of her undergraduate dissertation (supervised by Dr George Spanoudis). She is currently assisting with EEG testing, with the aim to gain research experience and continue with further postgraduate studies in Psychology.