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Fofi Constantinidou

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Department of Psychology
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Fofi Constantinidou

Biography

Fofi Constantinidou, Ph.D., CCC-SLP received her doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of Cincinnati in the area of speech-language pathology with concentration in clinical cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. She joined the faculty in the department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University in 1995 as assistant professor; she was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to full professor in 2007. Constantinidou joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Cyprus in 2006 and she served as department chair between 2008-2012. In 2008 she created the Neuro Cognitive Research Laboratory at the University of Cyprus. Since 2010, she directs the newly established Center of Applied Neuroscience at the UCY.Her interests center in acquired adult neurological disorders (e.g., brain injury, aging, and stroke) and their effects on intellectual and cognitive abilities, in particular learning, memory, executive systems, and categorization. Dr. Constantinidou has received several grants for her work on the Categorization Program (CP), a hierarchical cognitive rehabilitation program for patients with traumatic brain injury. She publishes her work in top tier journals and routinely presents at national and international conferences. She is currently the Chair of the International Networking Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and member of the Board of Governors of ACRM. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Experienced Researcher Award of the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. In 2014 she was honored with the title of Fellow by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Research Interest

Acquired neurological disordersTraumatic brain injuryNeuropsychological rehabilitation and assessmentCognitive rehabilitation, effectiveness and efficacyCognitive Aging

Publications

  • Benefits of categorization training in patients with traumatic brain injury during post–acute rehabilitation: additional evidence from a randomized controlled trial F Constantinidou, RD Thomas, L Robinson The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation 23 (5), 312-328

  • Effects of categorization training in patients with TBI during postacute rehabilitation: preliminary findings F Constantinidou, RD Thomas, VL Scharp, KM Laske, MD Hammerly, ... The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation 20 (2), 143-157

  • Stimulus modality and verbal learning performance in normal aging F Constantinidou, S Baker Brain and language 82 (3), 296-311

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