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  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am a lecturer in Languages in Education for the post graduate certificate in education (PGCE) in Languages and I supervise MA Pre-Service TESOL, MA TESOL and Doctoral students. 
I was born and raised in Greece, in the Peloponnese. I studied French language and literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I then continued my MA and PhD studies in France in Applied Linguistics, before becoming a languages teacher in London Schools and eventually joining UCL Institute of Education in 2009 as a Lecturer in Languages Education.
My research interests involve the integration of literature in the language classroom in combination with the use of Internet and the digital technologies as well as the integration of world languages into the curriculum. Teacher education pedagogy and learning how to teach are fundamental strands to my research interests. New growing research interests involve the growth of Mandarin teacher education in England and cultural and intercultural awareness and understanding in secondary classroom contexts and in higher education.

Personal country knowledge
  • Greece
  • France
Languages spoken/written
  • English
  • Greek
  • French
Research Summary

My research areas:

  • e-Learning
  • Key Stage 3 (KS3)
  • Key Stage 4/5 (KS4/KS5)
  • Pedagogy
  • Languages or modern foreign language - literature , topics
  • Education
  • Curriculum development
  • Intercultural awareness

Teaching Summary

-Teaching on the PGCE Languages course

-Supervising MA students for the Pre-Service TESOL and TESOL

- Involved in Co-supervision of Doctoral Students

Part of PhD upgrading panel for the following students:

  • 15.12.2010: Marie-Noelle Stacey, provisional title: The same destination but different journeys: Exploring the Differences and Similarities between Gifted Linguists and Bilinguals Mental Lexicon STATUS: UPGRADED
  • 16.05.2011: Danyal Oztas Tum, provisional title: A study of non-native student teachers feelings of anxiety STATUS: UPGRADED
  • 25.05.2011: David Mallows, provisional title: The integration of theory and practice in teaching practice groups on initial teacher training for English language teachers STATUS: UPGRADED
  • 13.11.2013: Linda Lorenzon, provisional title: Italian language learning in primary schools: an isolated experience or part of the Modern Foreign Language provision? STATUS: UPGRADED
  • 24.03.2015: Thomas Vogiatzis, provisional title: Achieving (L2) second language proficiency within an institutionalised foreign language learning environment: investigating adult learners’ perceptions of ways that the socio-cultural context of a foreign language institution informs and affects the linguistic progress of a learner to achieve L2 proficiency. A single case study within an adult learning centre in London. STATUS: UPGRADED
Academic Background
2005 PhD Doctorat – Applied Linguistics Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
2001 MAST Master – Applied Linguistics Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
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