I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Speech and Brain Research Group. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. I continued my studies as a Fulbright scholar in the US where I obtained a MSc degree in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University. I completed my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands funded by a Max Planck Society IMPRS fellowship. Before moving to Oxford, I worked on an NIH funded project in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine in the US.
I am interested in individual variation in language learning abilities and how it relates to variation in brain structure and function. Thus far, I have had the opportunity to explore this variation in monolingual and bilingual young adults, in typically developing children and in children with perinatal brain lesions. As part of the MRC funded BOLD study, I am currently approaching this question by studying children with Developmental Language Disorder, a well-characterized language learning disorder.