TUC TIE Lab Research Associate at the Psychospatiality Group and the Dance Group
Anna Kelesidi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2010). During 2009, she participated in the ERASMUS European Student Exchange Program for six months at the Université Lille 3 in France. She continued her education with a MSc degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex (2010-2011) where she studied the influence of the unconscious. Her research interests at the TIE Lab focus on the study of the interaction between space and perception aiming toward the creation of human-centered environments with the use of interactive systems. She is also working as a psychologist in the non-profit organization “Ksenios Dias” in collaboration with the Municipality of Chania and is responsible for the psychosocial support of vulnerable populations and is a mediator between social structures against poverty. She implemented research on schizophrenia in the context of the Psychiatric Clinical of Aiginition Hospital of Athens (2011-2012). She has also worked at the non-profit organization “Arsis”, offering psychosocial support and vocational guidance to vulnerable populations and was also responsible for the acquaintance of children with art at the Central Museum of Contemporary Art in Macedonia. She has experience in using data bases and programs like SPSS, PRAAT, MATLAB and e-prime. Moreover, she is practicing contemporary dance and has obtained the first degree of sign language. Her work at the TIE Lab has been presented at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2013), in Athens, Greece and the 64th International Astronautical Conference (IAC 2013), in Beijing, China.