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.
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.
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.
I serve the science education community through the following roles:
May Lee, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Groningen
Theila Smith, 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
Annelotte Lammers, PhD student, University of Groningen (2nd supervisor
Athina Koutsianou, University of Ioannina, Greece
Ines Mosquera Bargiela, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
George Koutromanos, University of Athens
Angela Skayia, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Soteris Themistokleous, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Fotini Theodoulou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus