Job Title and Responsibilities
Lecturer in Psychology
Ethics Committee member
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.
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
Professional Memberships and Activities
Cognitive psychology, Cyberpsychology and quantitative research methods.
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).
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.
I teach a range of seminars and lectures across Staffordshire University’s Psychology courses, including:
Foundations of Psychology
Perspectives in Psychology
Level 6 Research Project Supervisor
Cognitive and Biological Determinant of Behaviour
People Behaving Badly
Typical and Atypical Development
Understanding the Social World
MSc Applied Research
ContactDr Maria Panagiotidi
School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Faculty of Health Sciences
t: +44 (0)1782 294525