I was born in Greece in 1978. In 2003 I graduated from the Psychology department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and moved to the city of Granada in Spain. That same year I joined the Human Physiology Group at the University of Granada and began my training as a clinical psychophysiologist. I worked as a research and teaching assistant since 2005 and received my PhD degree in clinical psychophysiology in 2009. During my training years, I obtained a solid background in cardiorespiratory physiology, neurophysiology, statistical physics, time series analysis, and scientific programming. From 2010 to 2013 I worked as a research fellow at the Laboratory of Experimental Economics in University Jaume I in Castellón. Currently, I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the group of Daniel Sanabria in Granada, studying the cognitive effects of physical exercise. In 2012, together with Michael Taylor and Varvara Trachana, we co-founded Open Scholar, which I currently serve as a director. In my clinical work, I teach breathing education to patients with respiratory disorders.