Kostas Papageorgiou became a lecturer at London Metropolitan University since 2014. He teaches Genetics and Developmental Psychology and supervises BSc and MSc students’ research. In 2011, he was awarded a fellowship from the European Marie Curie initial training programme, which gave him the opportunity to pursue a PhD (2011-2014) at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University of London. His PhD research investigated the genetic makeup of the attentional system in infancy and its association with temperament and behavioural difficulties throughout childhood.
In December 2014, Kostas spent a week in Moscow discussing the details of a large-scale project with his colleagues from the laboratory of behavior genetics. He is a co-investigator on the study: “Genetically Informative Longitudinal Investigation of Early Mental Development of Children”. This international interdisciplinary project investigates effects of genetic and pre- and postnatal environmental factors on child health and mental development.