2006-2009 PhD in Education 
Faculty of Education – University of Cambridge 
– Topic: Getting along with classmates in mainstream primary schools: An exploration of the social status of pupils identified as having special educational needs in Cyprus.
2005-2006 MPhil in Educational Research 
Faculty of Education – University of Cambridge 
The MPhil programme consisted of two taught terms plus one of writing up a 20-thousand words dissertation. This course involved lectures/workshops/seminars around the main traditions and methods of educational research.
2004-2005 MA in Special and Inclusive Education 
Institute of Education – University of Worcester 
Grade obtained: Distinction 

– Thesis title: Inclusion of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream primary schools in Cyprus. What Happens in Reality? Researching the attitudes, beliefs, views, and behaviours of the main components of inclusive education: educators, students, and parents.
2004 Erasmus exchange programme 
School of Education – Bath Spa University 
Length of programme: one semester
2000-2004 BA in Primary Education 
Pedagogical Department of Primary Education – University of CreteGrade obtained: Distinction (9.6/10) 
Major areas of study:
1. Pedagogy and Research Methodology
2. Inclusive Education and Learning Difficulties
– Thesis title: Specific learning difficulties in writing: The case of dysgraphia.



2008 EARLI – JURE 11th Conference
Nominated as one of the best five round table discussion sessions
2004 Emmanouil Dretakis Prize
To the student with the highest academic performance throughout the four years of studies. The holder of this prize is the one who takes the oath on graduation day.
2000-2004 I.K.Y. prizes and scholarships
Four scholarships and four first prizes from I.K.Y. (Greek foundation of state scholarships) for distinction in studies. Highest achieving student of Pedagogical Department of Primary Education throughout the four years of study. Final grade obtained by year, out of ten:
2001: 9.300
2002: 9.500
2003: 9.545
2004: 9.600