Pedagogy, Learning and Diversity
I am a Lecturer in Education interested in inclusive education. I teach on the Initial Teacher Education(ITE) programme within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Before joining the University of Stirling, I held teaching and research positions at the University of Glasgow. More specifically, I was involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of professional enquiry and decision making and fundamentals of education. My teaching positions have included a significant element of online tutoring. Last May I became an Associate Fellow of the HEA. Additionally, I was involved in research projects in the School of Education, School of Engineering and Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow. I worked as a research assistant for the ENABLE European project (http://www.i-enable.eu/) which was operating with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union. In terms of this project I conducted research on how ICT was used to support lifelong learning by disabled adults. Previously, I also worked as a preschool and primary teacher.
I completed BA(Hons) in Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education in University of Patras, Greece and M.Ed with the Open University, UK. I have designed and carried out qualitative and mixed methods studies and I have conducted research with vulnerable preschool children, designing and implementing educational interventions. I completed my PhD within the School of Education, University of Glasgow. My doctoral research explores policy enactment in the field of inclusive education from a complexity perspective. It focuses on the enactment of the Scottish policy: Better Relationships, Better Learning, Better Behaviour (Scottish Government, 2013), exploring the perceptions of key agents.
Prospective research students interested in inclusion and education policy would be particularly welcome.