Dr Papageorgiou holds a BA in Psychology from the American College in Greece, an MSc in Health Psychology from City University London and a PhD in Psychiatry from UCL London University.
She is currently holding a number of teaching, research and administrative roles in MBBS4, MD6 and MScFM. Previously Dr Papageorgiou was a lecturer at the University of East Anglia (2003-2011), a part-time research fellow at UCL (2000-2003) and a part-time lecturer at Birkbeck College (2000-2003).
Her research covers the areas of clinical communication, medical education, health psychology (how to motivate people to engage in health behaviours and maintain behaviour change) and advance statements of people who can no longer make decisions in medicine and psychiatry. Her research work has been published in international conference proceedings and refereed academic journals, plus books and book chapters.
He subsequently joined the faculty of the University of Nicosia Medical School, where he is now an Associate Professor. He also holds an honorary appointment with St George’s, University of London. He currently is the Academic Lead for Assessment for the Masters in Family Medicine Programme and also for the Medical Doctor Programme. He is also the Lead for the Research and Critical Appraisal Skills Curriculum subtheme of the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School.
His main research focus lies in developing an understanding of noninvasively-measured brain signals in the human (such as MEG/EEG) in terms of the physiology of the underlying network. Areas of particular interest involve the network generation of ongoing brain rhythms and their role in cortical function (particularly in visual perception) and dysfunction (epilepsy). He has studied gamma rhythms in human MEG and EEG and monkey unit activity and LFP in terms of their relationship to stimulus parameters, visual perception and evoked responses with the ultimate aim to use gamma rhythms as a vehicle to bridge the gap between human brain signals and neurophysiology in the animal. To this end he uses a combination of theoretical modelling approaches such as networks of coupled oscillators, neuronal network models and advanced time series analysis. His research has been published in high ranking Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology journals such as Human Brain Mapping, NeuroImage, and Clinical Neurophysiology among others. He has participated in and has received funding from the Human Brain Project.
Dr Antoniou obtained a BSc (Honors) in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, which was funded by the Cyprus-America Scholarship Program of the Fulbright Commission Cyprus. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the lab of Prof. Leslie W.-M. Fung at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded a Paaren fellowship as the top student specializing in Biochemistry.
Dr Antoniou worked as a post-doctoral scholar and research lab manager in the lab of Prof Tobin Sosnick, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. From 2012-2014, she worked at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics as a Post-doctoral Fellow and at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine as a Research Faculty Associate. From 2013-2015 she held the position of Visiting Lecturer in the department of Life and Health Sciences at the University of Nicosia.
Dr Antoniou’s research interests lie in the field of protein biochemistry and biophysics. Amongst others, her work includes the structural investigations of -spectrin upon binding -spectrin and the understanding of the structural changes of the phototropin LOV2 domain upon light excitation.