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Dr Georgia Chronaki

Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience
School of Psychology and Computer Science

Georgia Chronaki oversees the activities of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Laboratory at the School of Psychology and Computer Science , University of Central Lancashire.

Georgia’s research interests and expertise lie in the interface of Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology. In particular, Georgia’s research aims to understand the electrophysiological markers of emotion and reward processing in children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders with a special focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. A related focus of Georgia’s research is the neural basis of vocal emotion processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Georgia works with a number of international partners on the developmental neuroscience of emotion and motivation toward the common mission of increasing resilience and well-being in children and adolescents.

Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience, University of Central Lancashire, 2018- Lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience, University of Central Lancashire, 2015-2018 Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Manchester, 2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southampton, 2011-2013 Georgia published an article on The Conversation in August 2017 about the lack of evidence on the psychological needs of children who are intellectually gifted, in reference to the TV programme Child Genius, entitled ‘Gifted children make good TV – but don’t forget their psychological needs’. Georgia answered a question in the ‘Curious Kids’ series for The Conversation about the brain and how it communicates with the body, entitled: ‘How does our brain send signals to our body?’

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychopathology, University of Southampton, 2011
  • MSc., Child Development, UCL Institute of Education, 2004
  • BSc. (Hons) Psychology, Aristotle University, 2003
  • Developmental Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychopathology (ADHD, ASD)
  • Event-Related Potentials
  • Emotion and reward processing
  • External Roles:
  • Dr. Chronaki has acted as a referee for a number of grant applications and scientific journals including Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Biological Psychology, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Neuropsychology, Developmental Neuropsychology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology
  • Honorary Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Manchester
  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Southampton
  • Professional Bodies:
  • Consortium Leading Adaptive Resilience Research In The Young (CLARRITY)
  • European Network of Hyperactivity Disorders (EUNETHYDIS)
  • International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE)
  • European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN)
  • Southampton Neuroscience Group steering committee (2011-2013)