I received my B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2001. I went on to earn my M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, in 2003, and PhD from the same institute in 2008.
I am a member of the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science, and I develop and use computational tools with the aim to improve human health.
I am very active in public engagement with research. I aim to be an advocate for women in science, and encourage young people to consider careers in STEM.
I am increasingly interested in open and reproducible research, and as a Mozilla Open Leader I have developed an online platform for sharing code and expertise for clinical movement analysis.
I develop computational tools, design experiments and analyse data to address clinical needs in the area of human movement disorders.
- Clinical movement analysis society (CMAS) small grant: A free online platform for sharing movement analysis code and resources, 2019
- EPSRC Healthcare Technologies grant: Personalised approach to restoration of arm function in people with high-level tetraplegia, 2018-2021
- Innovation Fund from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine: Intelligent FES for restoring arm movement in people with tetraplegia, 2018
- RCUK Public Engagement with Research Catalysts: Co-Production and Creativity: ethos, typologies and innovation in public engagement practice, 2017 - 2018
- Keele Innovation Fund: Using digitally enhanced creative methods to engage the community with biomedical engineering research, 2017
- Orthopaedic Institute / Keele ACORN PhD studentship: Biomechanical modelling of toe walking gait to inform the prescription of ankle foot orthoses in children with cerebral palsy, 2016 - 2019
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH): Intracortical control of FES-restored arm and hand function in people with spinal cord injury, subcontract with Case Western Reserve University, 2015 - 2017
- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH): Prosthesis Control by Forward Dynamic Simulation of the Intact Biomedical System, subcontract with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2013 - 2015
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- 2019 Soapbox Science Stoke-on-Trent organiser
- 2017 Soapbox Science participant (Leeds Arts & Science event)
- 2017 demonstrator at the Cheltenham Science Festival
- 2017 & 2018 Judge for the Association of British Science Writers Awards
- Editor of ScienceSeeker, 2016-2017
- STEM Ambassador
- 2019 Mozilla Open Leader for the CMAS-open-code project
- 2019 Nominated for Excellence Award in Outreach and Engagement
- 2019 Panelist at the "Human transformation - moving and sensing" workshop organised by the Royal Society
- 2018 EPSRC Recognising Inspiring Scientists and Engineers (RISE) Connector
- 2018 Exhibitor at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
- 2015 National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) Visiting Scholarship
- 2013 NCSRR Outstanding Researcher Award
- 2008 ISG - MBEC Young Investigator Best Applied Research Paper Award
- 2005 Medtronic Foundation Fellowship
- 2001 Case Prime Fellowship