Potheini Vaiouli is a Special Scientist for research (postdoctoral researcher) at the Center for Applied Neuroscience (CAN), University of Cyprus. Currently, she works with Prof. Georgia Panayiotou on Alexithymia, a project that examines how alexithymic traits interact with dimensions of affective cognitive processing, physiology, emotion regulation, and social functioning in individuals through a multi-modal approach.
Potheini holds an MA in Music Therapy (New York University) and a PhD in Special Education (Indiana University, Bloomington). Her research interests converge around social, emotional, and academic growth of young children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her research projects have focused primarily on the role of music in social communication skills (preverbal and verbal communication) and emotional development of young children with autism and their families. Potheini is experienced in mixed methods research design, she has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams and has extensive experience teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
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