Chrystalina Antoniades is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, and an Official Fellow of the newly established Reuben College in Oxford. After finishing her Ph.D at the University of Cambridge, she moved to Oxford to take up a position at Clinical Neurology. She has set up her own research group, the NeuroMetrology Lab.
Professor Antoniades researches Parkinson’s disease and, in her research clinics, uses a variety of quantitative experimental methods, based on precise measurement of subtle abnormalities of the speed and coordinate of various movements such as saccades (fast eye movements), motor control (such as finger movements) along with various aspects of gait control and cognitive dysfunction.
She is the Chair of the Clinical Neurosciences Society for the department and has developed the Art and Neuroscience theme with Dr. Jim Harris at the Ashmolean Museum. She is passionate about engaging her research with the public. Her interest lies in examining the neurobiological relationship between visual perception and art and is the Organizer for the Brain Awareness week for the Clinical Neurosciences in Oxford.
Professor Antoniades has won many national and international awards including the Vice Chancellors Award for public engagement. Recently she has also been awarded a grant from the University’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund to set up the Picturing Parkinson’s project. This project brings together artists, patients, and neuroscientists to bridge the gap between objective research into Parkinson’s disease and people’s lived experience of the condition.