Anna Sfakianaki


Anna Sfakianaki is a Phonetician/Linguist and Educator, specialised in phonetics and speech technology with emphasis on applications and pedagogical approaches regarding normal and disordered speech. She is permanent Teaching Staff at the Speech Signal Processing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, and Adjunct Academic Staff at the Hellenic Open University

She holds a PhD in Linguistics (Phonetics) (School of English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Reading, UK), a BA (Hons) in Education Sciences and a two-year PGDip in Special Education (School of Education Studies, University of Crete). Her post-doc work includes participation in the academic projects VOCALECT (Thalis), Digital Museum of Greek Oral History (Latsis Foundation) and SpeakGreek (Aristeia II).

She has worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Philology, University of Crete and at the Speech and Language Therapy Program at Leeds Beckett University (UK). She has also worked as a Research Officer at the Department of Linguistic Science (University of Reading, UK), on the European project SPECO "A multimedia multilingual teaching and training system for speech handicapped children". Additionally, she has served for 13 years as a Primary School Teacher at mainstream primary schools as well as at the Primary School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing of Heraklion, Crete.

Her research interests lie mainly in the field of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and especially in normal and disordered speech production and perception, as well as in language and pronunciation teaching using new technologies.

Last Updated

August 4th, 2020