I currently work as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Nicosia. I am the Director of the Phonetic Lab and coordinate the Cyprus Linguistics and Humanities Research Group. I have been awarded the prestigious Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher 2023 by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. I have served in various administrative roles, including as a member of the Department Quality Assurance and Postgraduate Programs Committees, Chair of the Internal Team of Reviewers for the Internal Program Evaluation Process, and Elected Representative of the Department of Languages and Literature to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nicosia, among others.
I obtained a BA in Greek Philology (2007-2011), an MA in Education (2011-2013) with distinction, and a PhD in Linguistics (2014-2018) with distinction from the University of Cyprus. I have also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at RUDN University (2018-2020) and at the Cyprus University of Technology (2021).
My research interests include phonetics/phonology, speech/language acquisition, communication disorders, and machine learning. I have published more than 35 refereed articles in high-impact journals such as Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, Applied Acoustics, Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Cognitive Processing, Epidemiology and Health, International Journal of Bilingualism, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Journal of Public Health, Language Learning and Development, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Languages, Language Sciences, Scientific Reports, Speech Communication, Speech, Language and Hearing, and others. I have also published several monographs, edited volumes, book chapters, and articles in conference proceedings.
I have presented papers at over 50 conferences worldwide and have been invited as a guest speaker at various academic meetings around the globe. I am an Academic Editor of the reputable journal PLOS ONE and a reviewer for several high-indexed journals. I am a member of the International Speech Communication Association, the European Association for Signal Processing, and other academic societies.
I have won several research grants and awards, notably securing postdoctoral research fellowship grants at the Cyprus University of Technology (with a score of 91/100, ranking 5th out of 38) and RUDN University (provided by the Russian Government). Additional accolades include a research grant from the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (part of the Cyprus Research Award), the Seal of Excellence for a project submitted to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, a PhD scholarship from the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation, and various others.