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I am a Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy with over 15 years of experience in UK Higher Education. I initially trained as a teacher of Classics at the National University of Athens, Greece. I hold a Master's degree in Special Educational Needs from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D. on Psychology and Special Educational Needs/Disabilities from University College London, Institute of Education. My doctoral thesis focused on the social outcomes of inclusive education for young people with a dual sensory impairment.
My research focuses on learners with multi-sensory and complext needs, the preparation of teachers for inclusive education, and how inclusive education is conceptualised and operationalised in Southern contexts. I have particular expertise in literature reviews, qualitative, mixed methods and evaluation research designs, and research with vulnerable groups.
At the University of Roehampton, I mainly lecture on post-graduate courses on Inclusive Education, SEN/D and Research Methods, and I supervise doctoral students researching inclusion and exclusion in education. I am also the School of Education's Lead Ethics representative. Previously, I have held the role of academic coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus MA/Mgr. Special and Inclusive Education, an international collaboration between Roehampton, Oslo and Charles Universities, funded by Erasmus+ for 5 years.
I moreover currently hold various external roles, including Member of Editorial Board for Disability and the Global South Journal, Associate Editor for IAFOR Journal of Education's special issue on Inclusive Education; External Examiner for Dubai and UK based MA Inclusion and SEN and MA Education (Inclusion & Disability pathway) for University of Birmingham.
I am fluent in English and Spanish, I can communicate quite well in French, and my native language is Greek.
I am interested in proposals from prospective doctoral students on the following topics: sensory, multi-sensory and complex needs; emotional, social and mental health needs; inclusive education in global South contexts; teacher training and preparation for inclusive education.
Current Ph.D. students:
- Katie Brown: The Lived Experiences of Higher Education Students with Dyspraxia.
- Emily Rotchell: An exploration of maps and accessibility/inclusion in primary schools.
- Nizamettin Akbulut: Teaching students with visual impairments in inclusive classrooms in Turkey and England.
- Kenan Çetinel: The role of music on the capacity for empathy of individuals on the autistic spectrum.
- Holly Meneer: The Impact of Fieldwork in GCSE Geography on the Cognitive and Affective Domains.
- Kalliopi Kritsotaki: Digital stroytelling: an educational tool for enhancing dyslexic children's writing skills, critical and cutlrual learning based on Green's 3D model.
- Introduction to Research Design (SRM020L008A)
- Learners with sensory and multi-sensory needs (SEN020L014H)
- Perspectives and Issues in Inclusive Education (SEN020L007A)
- Social and Emotional Dimensions of Education and Wellbeing (SEN020L016S)
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Multi–sensory impairment: convenient label or recipe for confusion? A scoping review of research conducted in England (2001‐20)Kamenopoulou, L., Ali, A. & Ockelford, A., 18 Feb 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN).
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Kamenopoulou, L., 1 May 2020, In: Disability and the Global South . 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access102 Downloads (Pure)
Kamenopoulou, L., 1 Apr 2018, (Submitted) Inclusive Practices, Equity and Access for Individuals with disabilities: : Insights from Educators across World. Halder, S. & Argyropoulos, V. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, 21 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Inclusive Education and Disability in the global South: Research from Belize, Bhutan, Malaysia and PhilippinesKamenopoulou, L. (ed.), Feb 2018, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 154 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Inclusive Education in the global South? A Colombian perspective: ‘When you look towards the past, you see children with disabilities, and if you look towards the future, what you see is diverse learners.’Kamenopoulou, L., 10 Feb 2018, In: Disability and the Global South . 5, 1, p. 1192-1214 23 p.
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