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Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and Deputy Director of the Centre for Interaction, Development and Diversity (@UoP_CIDD). I joined Portsmouth University in 2016. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Paderborn and Bielefeld University in Germany. My interest in language as social coordination led me to my PhD project which I completed in Bielefeld, Germany in 2015 on the interactional foundations of language development. Before that I studied Languages and Linguistics at the Ionian University, Greece and worked as a translator.

My work is all about understanding how infants learn language within everyday activities with other people. I am particularly interested in the interplay between language and bodily experience for the development of meaning.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Paderborn
  • 2013–2015
    Research associate, Bielefeld University


  • 2015 
    Bielefeld, Germany, Dr.-Phil