Efthymios Papatzikis

Efthymios Papatzikis

Biography

With a special interest in educational neuroscience, Efthymios has extensively explored the field of brain development, using mostly music and sound as his research tool among others. He has been extensively trained in neuroscience research methods and techniques as well as music education in many high profile institutions, including Harvard and the International Brain Research Organisation. Since August 2015, he is a full-time Assistant Professor at the Canadian University Dubai, while appointments he attended in the past include an Associate Lectureship in Music Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of East Anglia, UK, a Post Doctoral research appointment at Harvard University, USA (working in the Mind, Brain and Education program), a visiting lectureship at the University of Cape Town, SA, a directorship at the Musics R.E.D. Group Research Centre in Greece, as well as a PostDoc Lectureship at the UCL, Institute of Education, University of London and its adjunct centre of Educational Neuroscience. Efthymios’s research portfolio is synthesised by projects and publications relevant to Pedagogy in Teaching and Learning (including Special Education), Historical Musicology, Intercultural Music Awareness, Design of (Music and General Education) Courses, as well as Infants’ Neurobehavioural Development through Music (i.e. evoked brain responses as emotions in musical structure / infants’ brainstem development through early music enculturation and education). Efthymios is a lifelong Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, a research fellow of the Botin Foundation, Spain, a neuroscience advisor at the EarlyArts UK foundation, an Academic Associate at the European University Cyprus and the Metropolitan College University of East London consortium in special needs as well as an International Examiner in Music Education with the International Baccalaureate Organisation.