Maria Constantinou is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Applied Neuroscience (CAN) at the University of Cyprus. She obtained a BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience with Industrial/Professional Experience (2012) and a PhD in Neuroscience (2016) at The University of Manchester, UK. Before joining CAN, she was a postdoctoral researcher in computational neuroscience and functional neuroimaging at the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Rovereto, Italy (2017-2020).
Her research interests are to decipher the mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as memory, perception, and attention; detect aberrant activities which could be used as biomarkers of pathology; and assist in developing interventions that will improve patients’ health outcomes. Her current research at CAN focuses on studying cognitive function and neuroimaging in the aging population of Cyprus, and identifying risk factors for mild cognitive impairment and dementia.