Stella Giakoumaki received her BSc in Psychology from the Department of Psychology in the University of Crete (1998), her MSc in Neuroscience (2001) and her PhD (2005) from the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Crete. For the years 2005-2006 she was an honorary post-doctorate researcher in the Section of Neurobiology of Psychosis, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, where she also completed her training in Neuropsychology. Since 2007 until June 2010 she worked as a psychologist in the Psychiatric Clinic of the University General Hospital in Heraklion, Crete. In June 2010 she was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of Crete, where she stills works. She is a full member of the MSc program in Neuroscience of the University of Crete. She has been honored with important scholarships and awards for her studies and her research and she has important collaborations with universities in the USA. Her research interests refer to the following:
- Endophenotypic markers of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
- Neuropsychology of sensorimotor gating.
- The effects of schizotypy on cognitive functions in populations at high-risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and in populations without predisposing factors.
Stella Giakoumaki so far has published 43 scientific papers in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals and 4 papers in Greek peer-reviewed journals. So far, her published work has received more than 770 hetero-citations in the international literature.