B.Sc. Psychology, University of Ioannina, Greece (2009)
MA. Inclusion & Special Educational Needs, University of Birmingham, School of Education (2011)
PhD in Psychology: 2011-2014, University of Birmingham, School of Psychology.
I completed a BSc in Psychology from the University of Ioannina, Greece and a MA. in Inclusion and Special Education Needs from the University of Birmingham. I am currently completing my PhD (in Thesis-awaited status) under the supervision of Dr. Joseph McCleery. The primary research focus of my Ph.D. research, is on the genetic and neural bases of developmental psychopathology in normal development, where I utilized electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking techniques and genetic investigations to identify novel associations between genes, endophenotypes and developmental psychopathology during early childhood. My PhD research was funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) with additional support from the School's of Psychology Hilary Green Research Fund.
Aiming to extend my PhD research, I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Predictive Sensory Motor Lab (PRISM), where under the supervision of Professor Chris Miall I am investigating the genetic basis of inter-individual variability in human sensorimotor behaviour and learning, funded by Wellcome Trust.
Christou, A. I., Wallis, Y., Bair, H., Crawford, H., Frisson, S., Zeegers, M., & McCleery, J. (2015). BDNFVal66Met and 5-HTTLPR genotype are each associated with visual scanning patterns of faces in young children. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 175. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00175
Christou, A. I., Endo, S., Wallis, Y., Bair, H., Zeegers M. P., & McCleery J. P. (in press). Variation in serotonin 5-HTTLPR short/long genotype modulates resting frontal EEG asymmetries in children. Development and Psychopathology.
Christou A. I., Galea J. M., Miall R.C. (2015). Association between individuals' motor learning parameters across distinct adaptation tasks: visuomotor and force field comparisons. Poster presented at the NCM Meeting 2015, 20-24 April 2015, Charleston, SC, USA.
Christou, A. I., Endo, S., Wallis, Y., Bair, H., Zeegers M. P., & McCleery J. P. (2014). Variation in serotonin 5-HTTLPR short/long genotype modulates resting frontal EEG asymmetries in young children. Poster presented at the FENS Forum, 5-9 July 2014, Milan, Italy.
Christou A. I., Endo S., and McCleery J. P. (2013). Frontal EEG asymmetry and affective regulation in early childhood. Poster presented on the 45th European Brain and Behaviour Society Meeting, 6-9 September 2013, Munich, Germany.