I currently work as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages and Literature of the University of Nicosia. I coordinate the Cyprus Linguistics and the Humanities Research Group, an official research centre of the University of Nicosia. I hold a BA in Greek Philology (2007-2011), an MA in Education with distinction (2011-2013), and a PhD in Linguistics with distinction (2014-2018) from the University of Cyprus. I have also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Linguistics at RUDN University and as a postdoctoral researcher in Speech-Language Pathology at the Cyprus University of Technology (2021). Between 2018 and 2020, I have served as the Head of RUDN University Phonetic Lab.

I have taught the following courses:

  • Teaching of Greek as a Second/Foreign Language to Children (University of Nicosia) (MA)

  • Course Planning and Classroom Management (University of Nicosia) (MA)

  • Research Methodology (University of Nicosia) (MA)

  • English Composition (University of Nicosia) (BA)

  • Semantics and Pragmatics (University of Central Lancashire) (BA)

  • Inside English words; phonetics and morphology (University of Central Lancashire) (BA)

  • Introduction to Language and Linguistics (University of Central Lancashire) (BA)

  • Topics in Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics (RUDN University) (MA)

  • General Linguistics (RUDN University) (MA)

  • Contrastive Linguistics (RUDN University) (MA)

  • Comparative and Historical Linguistics (RUDN University) (MA)

  • Methodology of Scientific Research in Linguistics (RUDN University) (PhD)

 

My research interests lie in the areas of phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and speech-language pathology. I have published 26 research papers in high-impact international standing journals such as Applied Acoustics (Elsevier), Cognitive Processing (Springer), International Journal of Bilingualism (SAGE), Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer), Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (Taylor and Francis), Language Learning and Development (Taylor and Francis), Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (Springer), Languages (MDPI), Language Sciences (Elsevier), Speech Communication (Elsevier), Speech, Language and Hearing (Taylor and Francis), etc. I have also published several book chapters through popular publishers (e.g., Springer, Cambridge Scholars) and papers in international conference proceedings (e.g., Selected Papers on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Experimental Linguistics). Furthermore, my publication record includes monographs (e.g., An Introduction to Issues in General Linguistics by Cambridge Scholars) and edited books (e.g., Mind and Second Language Acquisition: Experimental Approaches by Cambridge Scholars). The full list of publications can be found here.

 

I have presented papers to over 30 conferences, scientific workshops, and open public seminars globablly, and have contributed by invitation to more than 10 lectures on speech acquisition. I have peer-reviewed research papers for high-impact journals (e.g., Phonology, Language and Speech, International Journal of Applied Linguistics) and papers submitted to prestigious international conferences such as Interspeech 2019 and 2020. I am an academic editor of international standing journals such as PLOS ONE and Theory and Practice in Language Studies. I am an active member of major linguistic organizations, such as the  International Speech Communication Association  (ISCA), the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and other academic societies.

 

I have been awarded several times the Research Recognition Award by the University of Nicosia. During my postdoctoral research, I have achieved top performance among all postdoctoral researchers of RUDN University Philological Faculty and have won a research grant from the Russian Government for my project “Perception of nonnative segments by Russian speakers” (2018-2020). Also, I have won a research grant from the Cyprus University of Technology for the project “Linguistic Processing in Cypriot Greek children with language developmental disorders” (2020-2021). In 2021, I have been awarded the Seal of Excellence for my research project “Development of children’s perceptual flexibility in L1 accent variation and the role of cognitive skills” under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship scheme. Finally, my work has appeared in the reputable American magazine Forbes (2020) and I have presented part of my research in an invited filmed interview for the Canadian national public broadcaster (CBC) (2021).