City College
Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus
York, UK
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr Maria Tziraki

Academic Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Neuropsychology

Academic Position

Academic Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

MSc Neuropsychology, University of Bristol, School of Experimental Psychology, Bristol, UK

BSc (Hons) Psychology, City University London, School of Social Sciences, London, UK

Degree (Ptychio) Sociology & Criminology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology

Office 6th floor, 24, Proxenou Koromila st, 546 22 Thessaloniki, Greece
Office Hours

Open-door policy (also available with appointment via email)

Telephone ++30 2310 224421 or ++30 2310 224521



Neuroscience | Memory & Language | Cognitive Neuropsychology | Cognition & Emotion


Neurodevelopmental Disorders | Neuropsychology of Memory and Dementias


Research Interests

Dr Tziraki is interested in using imaging methods to construct biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders, understand the impact of traumatic brain injury on behaviour and explore the neural correlates of basic cognition. She has participated in a clinical trial for children with Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) syndromic autism, where by using multimodal MRI explored the impact of statin administration on brain and cognition. In addition, she participated in a project exploring with MRI the impact of traumatic brain injury on brain maturation and development in young people. She has worked as a research fellow in various UK labs and has extensive training and practical work in imaging and neuroscience research. 


Tziraki, M., Garg, S., Harrison, E., Wright, N. B., Hawkes, R., Akhtar, K., Green, J., & Stivaros, S. (2020). A Neuroimaging Preparation Protocol Tailored for Autism. Autism Research. 10.1002/aur.2427

S Stivaros, S Garg, M Tziraki et al. Randomised controlled trial of simvastatin treatment for autism in young children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (SANTA) (2018). Molecular Autism. 10.1186/s13229-018-0190-z.

B Forster, M Tziraki, A Jones. The attentive homunculus: ERP evidence for somatotopic allocation of attention in tactile search (2016). Neuropsychologia, 84, 158 -166. 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.02.009.

Β Calvo-Merino, Α Jones , Η Gillmeister, Μ  Tziraki, Β Forster (2012). The influence of experience on aesthetic processing: insight from ballet dancers watching dance postures. Cognitive Processing, 13:S28-S28. 10.1007/s10339-012-0510-8.

Μ Tziraki (2013). Tziraki on Wolfe, Robertson (Eds): From perception to consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman. Perception, 42(3), 371 - 377.