Dr Maria Panagiotidi

Job Title and Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Psychology

  • Ethics Committee member

About Me

I studied Psychology at Pantio University in Athens, Greece, and after graduating in 2009 I moved to London where I received a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. I recently completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

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

I am interested in science communication and I have 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology

  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience

  • BA Psychology

Professional Memberships and Activities

BPS
AVA

Expertise

Cognitive psychology, Cyberpsychology and quantitative research methods.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of cognitive psychology. More specifically, I am interested in executive functions (prospective memory, multitasking, attention), gamification, time perception, and creativity in normal and atypical populations. My research employs a combination of behavioural testing, eye tracking, and neuroimaging (fMRI).

Selected Publications

Papers

Panagiotidi, M., Overton, P. G., & Stafford, T. (2018). The relationship between ADHD traits and sensory sensitivity in the general population. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 80, 179-185.

Panagiotidi, M., Overton, P. G., & Stafford, T. (2017). Multisensory integration and ADHD-like traits: Evidence for an abnormal temporal integration window in ADHD. Acta Psychologica, 181, 10-17.

Panagiotidi, M., Overton, P. G., & Stafford, T. (2017). Co-occurrence of ASD and ADHD traits in an adult population. Journal of attention disorders, 1087054717720720.

Panagiotidi, M., Overton, P. G., & Stafford, T. (2017). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder-like traits and distractibility in the visual periphery. Perception, 46(6), 665-678.

Panagiotidi, M. (2017). Problematic Video Game Play and ADHD Traits in an Adult Population. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(5), 292-295.

Panagiotidi, M., Overton, P. G., & Stafford, T. (2017). Increased microsaccade rate in individuals with ADHD traits. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 10(1).

Gilbert, S. J., Armbruster, D. J. N., & Panagiotidi, M. (2012). Similarity between brain activity at encoding and retrieval predicts successful realization of delayed intentions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(1):93-105.

Panagiotidi, M. & Samartzi, S. (2012).  Time Estimation: Musical Training and Emotional Content of Stimuli. Psychology of Music,41(5):620-629.

Selected Conference presentations

Panagiotidi, M. Overton, P., & Stafford, T. (2018, June). Cognitive Predictors of problematic mobile phone use. Paper will be presented at CyPsy23, Canada.

Panagiotidi, M. & Overton, P. (2018, June). The relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms and excessive mobile phone use. Paper will be presented at CyPsy23, Canada.

Montefiori L. & Panagiotidi, M. (2017, January). Does coefficient size really matter? The impact of social desirability and common method variance on the construct validity of game-based assessments. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Kitching, R. E., Overton, P., Panagiotidi, M., Billington, J., Morland, A., & Stafford, T. (2017, April). Evidence for hyperactivity in the superior colliculus in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Paper presented at 6th World Congress on ADHD, Vancouver, Canada.

Lochner, K., Montefiori, L., Preuss, A., & Panagiotidi M. (2017) Gamified and “Classical” Psychometric Assessment – Convergent, Divergent, and Incremental Validity. In: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference (SIOP), Florida, USA.

Panagiotidi, M. (2017, January) Gaming the game: Game-Based Assessment and self-presentation bias. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Conference. Liverpool, UK.

Panagiotidi, M. & Montefiori L. (2016, August) A Gamified Version of the Simon Task. Paper presented at the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference in Barcelona.

Panagiotidi, M. & Montefiori L. (2016, August) Does videogame experience affect performance on a gamified working memory task? Paper presented at the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference in Barcelona.

Montefiori L. & Panagiotidi, M. (2016, January) Face validity and perceived fairness of a profiling mobile game. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Conference. Nottingham, UK.

Panagiotidi, M., Stafford, T., & Overton, P. (2015, June). Evidence for an abnormal temporal window of integration in ADHD: A study on individuals with high and low ADHD traits. Poster presented at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum, Pisa, Italy.

 

Current Teaching


I teach a range of seminars and lectures across Staffordshire University’s Psychology courses, including:

Undergraduate Psychology:

CyberPsychology
Foundations of Psychology
Perspectives in Psychology
Research Assistantship
Level 6 Research Project Supervisor
Cognitive and Biological Determinant of Behaviour
Neuropsychological Disorders
People Behaving Badly
Typical and Atypical Development
Understanding the Social World

Postgraduate:

MSc Applied Research
PhD Supervision

 

Contact

Dr Maria Panagiotidi
School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Science Centre
Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DF
t: +44 (0)1782 294525
e: maria.panagiotidi@staffs.ac.uk
twitter: @mariapage