Konstantinos Tsagkaridis

Konstantinos Tsagkaridis, MSc, PhD

Academic Lecturer (Cognitive Neuropsychology)
  • Theological School of the Church of Cyprus1-7 Isocratous, 1016, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Τel: 22443055
  • Fax: 22443050
  • Email: k.tsagkaridis@theo.ac.cy


Dr. Konstantinos Tsagkaridis is a Lecturer of Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology and the Research Coordinator at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus. He was awarded a PhD in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the University of Edinburgh (2011) and a Masters in Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol (2007). His postgraduate studies were funded by a scholarship from IKY (Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation). He has worked as a Lecturer of Experimental Psychology / Neuropsychology (2013-2018) and coordinator of the research labs of the Psychology department (Behavioural Studies Lab, Eye-tracking Lab and Virtual Reality Lab) at Neapolis University Pafos. He has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI: Philadelphia, PA, USA), Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (2012-13). Before that post, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus (2011). His teaching experience also includes teaching Statistics at the University of Edinburgh (2007-08), at all undergraduate levels. He has also worked at the University of Edinburgh as a research associate (2011), research assistant (2010-11) and tutor (2007-08).

His main research interests lie in the areas of Cognitive Neuropsychology and Experimental Psychology and concern visual perception and action. Specifically, his research relates to semantic and action effects on object perception in healthy controls and patients with brain lesions. Other research interests include contextual effects on object perception, translational research in health and rehabilitation, bullying and the positive influences of culture. He is a member of professional bodies, he has publications in scientific journals and participation in international and national conferences.


PhD in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Studies, 2011.

MSc in Neuropsychology, University of Bristol, Department of Experimental Psychology, 2007.

BSc in Psychology, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, 2004.

Research Interests: 

Perceptual Motor Interactions. Semantic and action effects on Visual Perception. The influence of action in object associations, in patients with brain lesions and healthy controls.

Contextual Effects on Perception. The influence of action affordances in object perception in realistic contexts of real world scenes.

Embodied Cognition.         Application of embodied cognition theories in areas such as rehabilitation of patients with brain damage (e.g. apraxia).

The developmental path of semantic and action knowledge organization in different ages.

Selected Publications:

Tsagkaridis, K., Cavalleri, F. & Flora, K. (under review). A Longitudinal Study on Decision Makers’ Cultural Influences on the Implementation of the European Capital of Culture.                              

Flora, K., Tsagkaridis, K., Papacosta, L. & Vliamos, N. (2019).  A review of addictive behaviors of Greek Cypriots: Profiles of associated problematic behaviors. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 1-13.  doi: 10.1080/15332640.2019.1579143

Solomontos-Kountouri, O., Tsagkaridis, K., Gradinger P., & Strohmeier D. (2017). Academic, socio-emotional and demographic characteristics of adolescents involved in traditional bullying, cyberbullying or both: Looking at variables and persons. International Journal of Developmental Science. Vol. 11 (1-2), p. 19-30. doi: 10.3233/DEV-17219

Tsagkaridis, K., Watson, C., Jax, S. & Buxbaum, L. (2014). The role of action representations in thematic object relations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 140.

doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00140,