TIRR Memorial Hermann
Rehabilitation Training Course
Associate Professor of Neurocognitive Disorders and Rehabilitation
Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia
Hariklia Proios obtained her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Psychology at Hofstra University, NY, and
continued to earn a Masters and a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Speech and Language Pathology from the
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University in 1993. She then joined the Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders of Montclair State University in NJ as a full-time Assistant Professor, in the area of Speech Pathology and Adult Aphasia.
In 1997, she became Research Associate at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory at
Harvard University. She worked as a
Speech Pathologist at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston
University. In 2000, she became a research affiliate of the Neuropsychology Unit, Department of
Neurology, at the University Hospital of Zurich.
From 2014 to 2018 she was an Assistant Professor of Neurocognitive Disorders and Rehabilitation at the
Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki. Since 9/2019 she is an Associate Professor in the same department. Since 2005 she has been
heading the Speech Therapy Department of the Anagennisis Rehabilitation Centre, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
She was involved in the organization of community support groups in Greece, such as the “Aphasic Group
of Thessaloniki”, which build on experience with similar groups in Princeton and Boston in the USA and in Switzerland. Since 2016, she is actively involved in SAFE – Stroke Alliance For Europe –
representing the Hellenic Alliance for Stroke SSO. She is a member of the Multicultural Task Force of the
National Aphasia Association (NAA) since 2007 and, also a member of the National Aphasia Association
Advisory Council since 2009. Since 2016 she is also a full member of the Academy of Aphasia.
More recently she has been awarded a membership from the World Heart Federation, Emerging Leaders