Kyriakos Antoniou

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I am interested in research topics related to language and cognitive processing in adults, in development, disorders, first and second language acquisition. A particular focus of my research has been on speakers of two different languages (bilinguals) or dialects of the same language (bidialectals). These topics have been examined cross-linguistically and cross-culturally, with methods from psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience such as Event-Related Potentials, eye-tracking, and behavioral tests that measure the speed and accuracy of manual responding.

Currently, I am a lecturer (special scientist for teaching) and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Cyprus University of Technology), where I teach various courses, conduct research, and run various research projects. Moreover, since October 2016, I am a lecturer (collaborating teaching staff) at the Hellenic Open University (teaching the distance-learning postgraduate course “Language Development”).

Before joining the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Cyprus University of Technology), I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus as part of a two-year individual fellowship awarded to me by the European Commission.  The research fellowship was awarded to implement a project on the neuro-cognitive effects of bilingualism and bidialectalism in adult participants.

In the past, I also held various teaching and postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and University College London.

In my free time I enjoy doing sports, particularly playing football, running, and reading about politics.  You can read about some of my other activities here.