BSc, PgDip, PhD
Ioannis completed his first degree in Athens, Greece, in Mechanical Engineering. After working as teacher and engineering designer, he joined Aberdeen University, department of Bio-Medical Physics & Bioengineering. He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology for Medical Physics and then a Doctorate for an investigation of the reliability of 3-D motion analysis measurements in normal and cerebral palsy gait. Ioannis was employed by the NHS and Aberdeen University as research assistant/consultant for various biomechanics projects.
He joined RGU in 2002, initially as ad hoc lecturer. His duties within the School include the development of projects to attract research grants, consultancy contracts, and studentships. He plans and undertakes research projects within the University by co-ordinating the activities of staff and research students, and aims to publicise research activity through journals and conferences. He undertakes lectures/tutorials on the principles of biomechanics, motion analysis, and statistics.
His research interests include 3-D motion analysis, mathematical modelling of human movement, clinical & sports biomechanics, gait analysis, low back pain, manual handling, motion capture animation & computer generated virtual characters. Ioannis is also involved in the commercialisation of the Human Performance Laboratory, by conducting a market research and by designing the lab web pages. He speaks English, Greek, French and Italian.