Dr. Christos I. Ioannou, PhD, MSc, MA, DiS

Scientific collaborator

Postdoctoral Researcher

Master of Science, Master in Music Education and Performance,

Graduate from Prague Conservatoire



Research interests

  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dystonia in musicians and athletes.
  • Measurement of neural responses under various auditory stimulations (e.g. binaural beats)
  • The physiological problems of musicians (mainly students) and their prevention.
  • Music as a medium for the reconciliation of communities in conflict.
  • Music education and instrument didactics.

Current projects

Dystonia in musicians and golfers: a comparative investigation into psychological trigger factors and treatments. This study is a joint research funded by GRF in collaboration with the Sports University Cologne (Prof. Dr. Markus Raab, PD. Dr. Babett Lobinger). Its core topic is the comparison between the phenotype of musicians' dystonia (pianist cramp) and golfers' dystonia (yips) and an intervention study aiming at improving the conditions with specific retraining methods, including guided attention, sensory-motor awareness and relaxation techniques.

Developing and currently promoting an epidemiological online research on  “Health issues related to music studies”


2011 - 2015 PhD at the Center for Systems Neuroscience Hanover (ZSN), University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, DE

2010 - 2011 MSc. in Music Mind and Brain: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2006 - 2010 Mgr. (Hons) (Bachelor & Master) Music Education - Instrument (viola): Faculty of Education. Add. subjects: Neuropsychology, Mental Disorders, Department of Psychology Charles University in Prague, CZ

2004 - 2010 DiS. (Hons) Viola performance: Department of String Instruments - Prague Conservatoire, CZ


2009 Second price awarded by Charles University, Prague - Faculty of Education for the highest academic results in the academic year 2008-2009.

2011 - 2012 Scholarship awarded by A.G. Leventis Foundation

1995 - 2003 Member of the Cyprus National Wrestling Team in several international tournaments/competitions. Four times national champion (74Kg), two international medals and participation in the 'World Champion Children’s Competition in Poland ‘98'.  


publications list



Dr. Christos I. Ioannou

(PhD, MSc, MA, DiS)

Office: Schiffgraben 48
Postal address: Emmichplatz 1
30175 Hanover

Phone +49(0)511 - 3100-572
Fax +49(0)511 - 3100-557


Last modified: 2017-06-01

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