Despina Paizi


BA, National Kapodistrian University of Athens; Msc, University of Edinburgh, UK; PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Dr Despina Paizi has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience awarded from the Department of Psychology at University of Rome “La Sapienza” in collaboration with the Institute of Science and Technology (ISTC – CNR). Her PhD research was supported by the EU Marie Curie Research Training Network: Language and Brain (RTN: LAB). Her research concerned the psycholinguistic factors underlying reading processing in dyslexic and typically developing readers. Her post-doctoral research concerned stress assignment and bilingualism. She also has an MSc in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. Her MSc dissertation was on sex differences in cognitive skills. She is actively involved in research concerning reading difficulties and their intervention in young readers and bilingualism. Her research interests lie in the area of reading processing in young and adult readers, bilingualism, stress assignment, language representation in the brain, orthographic transparency and intervention in speech and language difficulties.