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BA, QTS, MEd, PhD, FHEA
Dr. Leda Kamenopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Leda initially trained as a teacher of Classics at the National University of Athens, Greece. She holds a Master's degree in Special Educational Needs from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D. on SEN and Inclusion from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her doctoral thesis focused on the social outcomes of inclusive education for young people with a dual sensory impairment.
Leda has worked as a researcher and a visiting lecturer in UK and overseas Universities. Her research expertise is in systematic literature reviews, qualitative, mixed methods and evaluation research designs, and research with vulnerable groups.
Between 2011 and 2016, Leda was the Academic Coordinator (Programme Convener) of the Erasmus Mundus MA/Mgr. Special and Inclusive Education, an international collaboration between Roehampton, Oslo and Charles Universities, funded by Erasmus+.
Leda is member of the Centre for Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education (RISE, https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/research-centres/research-in-inequalities-societies-and-education/), academic member of Atiner and Associate Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education's Special Issue on Inclusive Education.
Leda is fluent in English and Spanish, she can communicate quite well in French, and her native language is Greek.
Leda is 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 (SEN020L012S)
- Perspectives and Issues in Inclusive Education (SEN020L007A)
- Social and Emotional Dimensions of Education and Wellbeing (SEN020L016S)
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, 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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile201 Downloads (Pure)