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large_christoforos.mamasHello and welcome to my site! Here you will find information about personal and academic aspects of my life so far. I received my BA in Education from the University of CreteFaculty of Education. As part of my BA studies, I participated in Erasmus programme which gave me the unique opportunity to study for one semester at Bath Spa UniversitySchool of Education. Then, I gained a Master’s in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of WorcesterInstitute of Education.

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PhD

In 2009, I completed my PhD in Education (Inclusive Education) at the University of CambridgeFaculty of Education. My PhD research concerned the social status of pupils identified as having special educational needs within mainstream primary education in Cyprus. A recent publication Pedagogy, social status and inclusion in Cypriot schools elaborates on the relationship between pedagogy, inclusion and social relationships within five mainstream primary schools in Cyprus.

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I am currently working as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of California, San DiegoDepartment of Education Studies. My research mentor is Prof. Alan J. Daly who is also the chair of the department. Prior to the fellowship, I worked as teacher at Plymouth Greek School and as a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and Education with Plymouth University, Plymouth Institute of Education.