I have a Master’s degree in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs with Distinction from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Autism and Educational Technology from Coventry University. In my PhD I used participatory action research designs to explore good autism practice and iPads’ contribution in the development of social communication skills. I have a keen interest in conducting school based research investigating the potential of interactive technologies in learning and children’s development. I am working in close partnership with teachers, parents and children as co-researchers.

My background is in teaching children with autism and learning differences in primary schools in the UK.I am a co-opted school governor in a special school for children with cognition difficulties responsible for the curriculum and e-safety. During my PhD studies I was running a parent support group offering advice to parents/carers about raising a child with autism as well as delivering talks in schools about teaching with tablets. I am a reviewer for the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction and have presented in many conferences in the field of autism and Technology Enhanced Learning.

Chrysoula has a MEd in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs with Distinction from the University of Birmingham and PhD in Autism and Educational Technology from Coventry University. In her PhD she used participatory action research designs to explore good autism practice and iPads’ contribution in the development of social communication skills. Her research interests include school based research, teacher training, technology-enhanced learning and special education. Her background is in teaching children with autism and learning difficulties in mainstream and special schools. Chrysoula is interested in community engagement and translating research into classroom practice. She is a member of Alt, NAACE, NASEN, INSAR and a reviewer for IJHCI.

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Project Logo m-Evaluate (mEvaluate: Devising an evaluation framework for the design and use of mobile learning applications in early years' education) 2017 - 2018