Rosalind Franklin Fellow | Associate Professor of Science Education

Lucy Avraamidou


current position

I am a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and an Associate Professor of Science Education at the Institute for Science Education and Communication at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.


research interests

My research is associated with theoretical and empirical explorations of what it means to widen and diversify STEM participation in school and out-of-school settings through the lens of intersectionality. At the heart of the account of my work is an exploration of minoritized individuals’ identity trajectories and negotiations with the use of narrative and life-history methods.


education & background

I was born and raised in Cyprus where I worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Nicosia (2006-2016) and at the Open University Cyprus (2015-2016). I received my M.Sc (2001) and PhD (2003) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science Education from the Pennsylvania State University in the USA. Upon its completion I worked as a Research Associate at the NSF-funded Center of Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King’s College London.


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research team

current lab members

  • May Lee, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Groningen

  • Theila Smith, PhD student, University of Groningen

  • Nuril Munfaridah, PhD student, University of Groningen
  • Tore van den Leij, PhD student, University of Groningen

  •  Thomais Karavi, PhD student, University of Groningen

  •  Irene Drymiotou, PhD student, University of Cyprus

  • Georgia Theodoulou, PhD student, University of Nicosia (2nd supervisor)

  • Annelotte Lammers, PhD student, University of Groningen (2nd supervisor

visiting PhD students

  • Athina Koutsianou, University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Ines Mosquera Bargiela, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Tanwarat Pinthong, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University, Thailand

completed postdocs

  • George Koutromanos, University of Athens, Greece

completed PhDs

  • Angela Skayia, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  •  Soteris Themistokleous, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Fotini Theodoulou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus


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