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Dr Stella Tsigka

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN PSYCHOLOGY


STsigka@uclan.ac.uk

Qualifications

PhD in Cognitive and Brain Sciences (University of Trento, 2011)

MSc in Clinical Linguistics (University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Groningen & University of Potsdam, 2007)

MA in Linguistics (University of Groningen, 2007)

Honours Bachelor of Science in Psycholinguistics (University of Toronto, 2003)

 

Specialization

Cognitive Neuroscience, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics.

 

Employment Track

Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2020 – Present)

Special Scientist, Cyprus University of Technology (2019 – Present)

Adjunct faculty member-Tutor, Open University of Cyprus (2019 – Present)

Scientific Collaborator, European University Cyprus (2018 – Present)

Special Teaching Staff, University of Cyprus (2014 January – May)

 

Research Interests

Learning difficulties, aphasiology, the development of technological tools for the diagnosis and treatment of language dysfunctions and the mapping of linguistic functions in the brain with meuroimgaing tools

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Module Leadership/Delivery: Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Cognitive Psychology

 

Selective Publications 

  • Tsigka, S., Papadelis, C., Braun, C., Miceli, G. (2014). Distinguishable neural correlates of verbs and nouns: a MEG study on homonyms. Neuropsychologia, 54, 87-97.
  • Tsigka, S., Chan, S., Tsavdaridou, T., Boschetti, F. (subm.). An automated computational tool for speech analysis: a study of phonological errors in two Greek-speaking SLI children
  • Chan, S., Tsigka, S., Boschetti, F., & Capasso, R. (2010). A computer-aided evaluation of error patterns in aphasic speech. Journal of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 24(11), 915-27.
  • Tsigka, S., Papadelis, C., Braun, , Miceli, G. (2010) The Neural Correlates of Morphosyntactic Processes: A MEG Study of Noun and Verb Homophones. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, GREECE, 94-95.
  • Tsigka, S., Chan, S., & Capasso, R. (2009). Assessing the Morphological Processing of Nouns and Verbs in Italian Aphasics. Proceedings of the 2nd International Clinical Linguistics Conference, SPAIN. 168-174.
  • S., Tsigka, S., Boshetti, F., & Capasso, R. (2009). Assessing Error Patterns in Aphasic Speech: A Computer-aided Tool. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Clinical Linguistics, SPAIN, 309-320.
  • Boschetti, F., Tsigka, S., & Chan. S. (2009). A Computational Tool for Analyzing Error Patterns in Aphasic Speech. Proceedings of the 3rd International Linguistics Conference, RUSSIA, 1, 41-54.

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Tsigka, S., Papadelis, C., Braun, C., Miceli, G. (2010) The Neural Correlates of Morphosyntactic Processes: A MEG Study of Noun and Verb Homophones. Poster session presented at the Academy of Aphasia, Athens, Greece.
  • Tsigka, S., Papadelis, C., Braun, C., Miceli, G. (2010, June) The spatial and temporal aspects of class categories: A MEG study of Noun and Verb Homophones. Poster session presented at Psycholinguistics across Borders, Rovereto, Italy.
  • Tsigka, S., Chan, S., Tsavdaridou, T., & Boshetti, F. (2010). ‘An automated computational tool for speech analysis: a study of phonological errors in two Greek-speaking SLI children’. Talk presentation at the conference ‘Language Disorders in Greek’, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • S., Tsigka, S., Boshetti, F., & Capasso, R. (2009). Assessing Error Patterns in Aphasic Speech: A Computer-aided Tool. Talk presentation and Poster session at the 2nd International Conference on Clinical Linguistics, Madrid, Spain.
  • Boschetti, F., Tsigka, S., & Chan. S. (2009). A Computational Tool for Analyzing Error Patterns in Aphasic Speech. Talk presentation and poster session at the 3rd International
  • Linguistics Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia.Tsigka, S., Bastiaanse, R. (2008). Clitic placement in Cypriot-Greek agrammatic speakers. Talk presentation at the conference ‘Language Disorders in Greek’, Patras, Greece.