I graduated from the Psychology department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003 and obtained my PhD in Clinical Psychophysiology from the University of Granada in 2009. From 2010 to 2013, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Laboratory of Experimental Economics in University Jaume I. I am currently an associate professor of Psychology at the Loyola University of Andalucía and affiliated researcher at the Psychology, Ergonomy and Physical Activity research group at the University of Granada.
In terms of research interests, I like to regularly reinvent myself to adapt to new environments and challenges. Physiological brain-body interactions, cognitive and affective neuroscience, behavioural economics and scientific programming are some of the returning themes in my academic career. What motivates me above all, however, is to engage in healthy, ambition-free collaborations driven by a genuine enthusiasm to understand nature’s mysteries.
Although I publish my research in academic journals to receive the necessary recognition by evaluation committees and funding agencies, I have a serious issue with how the commercial interests of large publishing houses interfere with the scientific process. In 2012, I co-founded Open Scholar CIC to create a community of researchers interested in investigating, developing and applying alternative ways of publishing, evaluating and communicating academic research. Our group has published innovative ideas and developed infrastructure to support a journal-independent evaluation and communication system.