Dr Maria Panagiotidi

Maria Panagiotidi is a lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at Salford University in Manchester.

Before joining Salford, she worked as a researcher psychologist at Arctic Shores, an award-winning Manchester start-up (disruptHR, Innovate UK) creating psychometric mobile games.

She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from Birkbeck. Maria is also interested in science communication and has been involved in a number of projects (e.g. The Empathy Station with British Council Film) and organisations (Science Brainwaves) promoting public understanding of science.

Research Interests

Maria’s main research interests are in the area of cognitive psychology and cyberpsychology. Her research employs a combination of behavioural testing, eye tracking, and neuroimaging. Some of her current projects are listed below:

  • Investigating the role of the superior colliculus in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and developing a potential biomarker (collaboration with Dr Tom Stafford and Professor Paul Overton from the University of Sheffield)
  • Examining the effects of human – robot interactions on typical and atypical populations.
  • The role of cognition in Game Transfer Phenomena (collaboration with Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari from the University of Bergen)

See Maria’s publications on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Panagiotidi

You can find Maria on Twitter: @mariapage