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Department of Music Studies


Associate Professor

Research Associate, Aiginiteion Psychiatric Hospital

Director of the Music Cognition and Community Lab (MCC)

Sound Τechnology, Music Pedagogy & Byzantine Musicology 

Tel.: 0030 210 7277899

Room: 926, 918

Floor: 9th

email: chrisa[at]music.uoa[dot]gr



  • PGCHET – Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching (Queen’s University Belfast, 2005).
  • PhD – Computational and cognitive modeling of paradigmatic music analysis  (University of Edinburgh, 2001).
  • MSc –Artificial Intelligence, with specialization in Natural Language Processing (University of Edinburgh, 1994).
  • BMus Honours – Music (University of Edinburgh, 1993).
  • Piano Teaching Diploma – (National Conservatory, Greece, 1989). 

Academic Career

  • Lecturer / Assistant Professor /Associate Professor, Dept of Music Studies, University of Athens (2006 – present).  
  • Research associate, Aiginiteion Psychiatric Hospital (2017 – present).  
  • Lecturer (with tenure), Dept of Music, Queen’s University Belfast (2002 – 2006).
  • Visiting Researcher (sabbatical) at the Music Technology Group, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2005).
  • Visiting Researcher at the Dept of Informatics, City University London (2003-2006). 
  • Lecturer (fixed term) in Schenkerian Analysis, Department of Music, University of Glasgow (1998 – 1999).
  • Visiting lecturer in Music Analysis, Faculty of Music, University of Edinburgh (1998 – 2001).
  • Various tutoring and demoing positions on undergraduate and postgraduate modules, Dept of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh (1994-2001).  


Research interests

Computational Musicology

Music Psychology

Music and Neuroscience

Music and Language, Semiotics

New Technologies in Music Education and Therapy

Music and Health, Wellbeing  

Music in the Community

Higher Education Teaching and Learning 



Music Informatics – Computational Musicology

Introduction to Music Psychology

Cognitive Musicology – Music, Language and the Miind

Music in the Community

Music Analysis Theories of the 20th and 21st Century



MusiNet: Comprehensive design and implementation of a networked music performance system Co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund - ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - Research Funding Program: THALIS (2012-2015)

MIROR: Musical Interaction Relying on Reflexion European Union, FP7 ICT - 5-4.2 Technology Enhanced Learning Scientific coordinator of the NKUA Team. (2010-2013)  

Computational Comparative Analysis of the Folk Songs of Crete One-year project funded by the John S. Latsis Public Foundation, Greece. Principal Investigator (2009)  

HUMAINE: Research on Emotions and Human-Machine Interaction. EU - funded network of excellence. Member of the Queen's University Belfast team. (2004-2006)