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 at University Jaume I. I am currently an associate professor of Psychology at the Loyola University of Andalucía and affiliated researcher at the Loyola Behavioral Lab, and the Psychology, Ergonomy and Physical Activity lab at the University of Granada.
My current research focuses on the study of brain-body physiological interactions, the relationship between physical exercise and cognition, and the dynamical patterns of mood variability. I teach “History and Philosophical Foundations of Psychology”, and “Research Design and Data Analysis”.
Although I publish my research in academic journals to receive the necessary recognition by evaluation committees and funding agencies, I take 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.