Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neuroimaging and Pain Data Analysis
I am a post-doc researcher in the Pain in Women and the EndoCaRe research groups. As a cognitive neuroscientist I am interested in investigating the effects of chronic pain on the brain using imaging methods and the impact of this pain on people’s quality of life.
I am currently working on the data analysis of the Translational Research in Pelvic Pain (TRiPP) study, which focuses on two specific types of chronic pain: endometriosis-associated pain (EAP) and bladder pain syndrome (BPS).
In addition to my research, I am module co-leader for the Reproductive Science course of the Graduate Medicine program.
Prior to joining the group I completed a PhD in Clinical Medicine Research at Imperial College London, an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of York and a BSc in Psychology at the University of Warwick. During my PhD I investigated the effects of the novel reproductive hormone kisspeptin in the brain and specifically in the limbic system using fMRI.
Stressful experiences impact clinical symptoms in people with endometriosis
Demetriou L. et al, (2022), Reproduction and Fertility
Individual and combined effects of cannabidiol and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on striato-cortical connectivity in the human brain.
Wall MB. et al, (2022), J Psychopharmacol, 36, 732 - 744
The Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Care of People With Endometriosis
Demetriou L. et al, (2021), Frontiers in Global Women's Health, 2
Kisspeptin modulates gamma-aminobutyric acid levels in the human brain.
Comninos AN. et al, (2021), Psychoneuroendocrinology, 129
The Effects of Kisspeptin on Brain Response to Food Images and Psychometric Parameters of Appetite in Healthy Men
Yang L. et al, (2021), JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 106, E1837 - E1848