I am a mixed-methods researcher that combines expertise from the Education, Citizen Science, and Human-Computer Interaction fields. The focus of my research is the design and evaluation of engaging learning web and mobile technologies. I am involved in researching citizen science, STEM education, MOOCs, and mobile learning.
I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in the UK and I hold a Qualified Teacher (QTS) status (UK National College for Teaching & Leadership). I received my PhD degree in Educational Technology, at the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK, an MSc in e-learning at the University of Piraeus, Greece (top of my class) and a BA (Hons) in Education Science and Primary Education, University of Athens (Distinction).
I am currently working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Educational Technology of The Open University (OU) in the UK. I hold funding from the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) to investigate citizen diaries as a method to capture citizens’ engagement in science projects; and a scholarship award from Santander to understand and improve the experience of educators who engage young people in citizen science activities (CitSci Edu). I am also involved in the LEARN CitSci project (funded by the National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and ESRC) and the OU/BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World nQuire‘ project.
I have contributed to the MA in Open and Distance Education (OU) and the evaluation of the OU FutureLearn courses.