Dr Stella Mouroutsou

Lecturer in Education

Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Stella Mouroutsou

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About me

I am a Lecturer in Education and I teach on the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme within the Faculty of Social Sciences. My research interests include: inclusive education, policy implementation and early childhood education. Prior to joining the University of Stirling, I completed my PhD in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow where I also held teaching and research positions. My doctoral research looked at policy enactment in the field of inclusive education from a complexity perspective. More specifically, I studied the implementation of a Scottish policy on behaviour support in schools exploring the perceptions of key agents.

Prospective research students interested in inclusion, education policy and early childhood education would be particularly welcome.

I am the External Examiner for the Education programmes (UG), University of Edinburgh, and Module and Award Examiner for the programmes below of the University of Essex.

  • BSc(Hons) Pre-Primary Education / BSc(Hons) Pre-Primary Education with Special Needs
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Pre-Primary Education / Diploma of Higher Education in Pre-Primary Education with Special Needs
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Pre-Primary Education / Certificate of Higher Education in Pre-Primary Education with Special Needs

Professional Membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA)

Research (2)

• Inclusive Education • Education Policy Enactment

• Early Childhood Education • Teacher Education

• Primary Education • Equity and Social Justice

• Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties



Amplifying our students' voice: the co-production of undergraduate field courses (residential and non-residential) to address EDI
PI: Dr Martina Quaggiotto
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Beyond Disruption: identifying effective behaviour support in schools
PI: Dr Stella Mouroutsou
Funded by: The British Academy

Outputs (15)



Fyssa A, Tsakiri M & Mouroutsou S (2023) Pursuing early childhood inclusion through reinforcing partnerships with parents of disabled children: beliefs of Greek pre-service early childhood educators. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 31 (1), pp. 34-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293x.2022.2153258

Conference Proceeding

Hersh MA & Mouroutsou S (2015) Learning Technology and Disability: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion - Evidence from a Multi-Country Study [Invited paper]. In: Groumpos P, Kopacek P, Topalov A & Boshnakov K (eds.) 16th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2015). IFAC-PapersOnline, Volume 48, Issue 24. 16th IFAC Conference On Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2015), Sozopol, Bulgaria, 24.09.2015-27.09.2015. New York: Elsevier, pp. 83-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.061

Website Content

Mouroutsou S (2015) Policy Implementation in Inclusive education. Policy Scotland Education Blog, 15.07.2015. http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/policy-implementation-in-inclusive-education/



Subject tutor for the specialism: Inclusive Practice.

Module convenor for the modules:

EDUUZA6 Primary Pedagogy III: Inclusive Practice in the Primary School

EDUUZE6 Differences and Identities

I also teach on the modules:

EDUUEY1 Early Child Development

EDUU9P8 Primary Pedagogy IV: Planning an Educational Enquiry

EDUUZH7 Extended Enquiry into Practice

I supervise students on the MRes Educational Research.
I also supervise EdD and PhD students.