Nicoletta Nicolaou

Associate Professor | PhD programme Director


Nicoletta Nicolaou is an Associate Professor and the PhD programme Director at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Nicolaou has a BSc (Hons.) in Cybernetics and Control Engineering, and a PhD in Cybernetics, from the University of Reading, UK. She is an EU FP7 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Alumni (Imperial College London, UK; 2014-16).

Her general research interests revolve around the study of how the central, autonomic and enteric nervous systems interact (via the microbiome, brain-gut axis, vagal pathways) during health and disease. Her main expertise is biomedical signal processing and machine learning, applied to the field of neuroscience, with main research interests including the study of brain and cardiovascular activity during anaesthetic-induced (un)consciousness, sleep, epilepsy, neurodegeneration, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Other research interests include Medical Assessment and, more recently, the emerging field of Neurocriminology (the interplay between neuroscience and criminology).

She is currently the Principal Investigator of the grant “Effect of probiotics on cognitive functioning of patients with early Alzheimer’s Disease”, funded by the Alzheimer’s Association (Grant #: AARG-NTF-22-928616).

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