Dr. Ioannou graduated in 2010 as a performer from the Prague Conservatory (DiS) and as an Educator and Instrumental Instructor from Charles University in Prague (BA, MA). A year later, he completed further postgraduate studies (MSc) in the field of Neuropsychology of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London and finally in 2015 he obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the Centre for Systems Neuroscience (Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine) in Hanover, Germany. For the following four years (until 2019) he continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the same Institute, and as a lecturer at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, and at the Centre for Systems Neuroscience. From October 2019 until May 2021, he continued his research as a postdoctoral scientist at CYENS, as a member of the Cognitive and Clinical Applications group.
In 2021 Dr. Ioannou received a “2nd Opportunity” grant from the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation and a year later has been awarded a Marie S. Curie funding (Individual Fellowship) by the European Executive Agency. Since May 2022 Dr. Ioannou continues at CYENS as a group leader of the “Neurocognitive Management of Occupational Movement Disorders” (Neo-Move) research group. His research areas focus on cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, motor control, chronic pain, work-related musculoskeletal disorders/diseases, motor rehabilitation, biofeedback systems and interactive technologies. Findings of his research have been published in several international scientific journals and presented at various universities and international conferences in the USA, Germany, Japan, Israel, Slovenia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Azerbaijan.