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Silia Joined King’s on 2013 (BRC Fellow) and is a lecturer in Psychometrics since 2017. Silia holds a BSc degree in Mathematics (University of Crete, Mathematics department), an MSc degree in Biostatistics with a thesis in applied psychometrics (National and Kapodestrian University of Athens-Medical School and Mathematics Department), and a PhD in Bayesian model comparison for IRT models (Athens University of Economics and Business-Department of Statistics).


Silia is an expert in psychometrics with a plethora of collaborations within the IoPPN and with other institutions. Silia’s expertise is also in various methods used in applied biostatistics such as longitudinal data, survival analysis, and structural equation models, among others.  

Research Interests:

  • Applied research: Psychometrics (IRT, EFA, CFE, SEM); Biostatistics. 
  • Methodological research: Latent variable models; Bayesian model comparison & MCMC; Thermodynamics. 


Silia teaches two modules in MSc Programmes:

  • Introduction to Research Methods (Term 1, MSc of Affective Disorders, MSc in Clinical Neuroscience).
  • Introduction to Psychometrics (Term 2, MSc of Affective Disorders). 

Silia also teaches a 5-day course on Contemporary Psychometrics which was offered for PhD students and researches across the IoPPN and externally, and which is now part of the Applied Statistical Modelling & Health Informatics PgCert offered by the Biostatistics and Health Informatics Department. 

Expertise and Public Engagement:

Silia is a member of the Psychometric Society. She is also the creator and project manager of the solidarity education network #tutorpool.