[made with Miriam Pickard]
I am a physicist by education and a geophysical fluid dynamicist at heart.
I grew up in Lefkosia and then I headed off to Greece to study at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I obtained my Ph.D. on Physics in March 2015 under the supervision of Petros J. Ioannou. My Ph.D. research revolved around atmospheric dynamics and flows on planetary atmospheres. From September 2015 until April 2018, I worked as a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoctoral fellow with Bill Young at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. At Scripps I started studying flows beneath the ocean’s surface, focussing on dynamical processes that are at play in the ocean. On May 2018, I moved down under at the Australian National University where I joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes as a Research Fellow working mainly with Andy Hogg. Since 2021, I am a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Research Fellow working on ocean eddy parametrizations and also heavily involved in ocean model development in collaboration with the Climate Modelling Alliance. On June 2024 I’ll be starting as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Besides research I enjoy surfing 🏄🏽, biking 🚲, horse riding 🐎, dancing 💃🏼, and photography 📷. I also like telling stories (science-related or not) and I am an avid story listener. Whenever I get the chance I hop into the ocean in person.