Dr Chrissy Mangafa PhD, MEd, BA (Hons)
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.
- Mangafa, Chrysoula. (). Parents’ experiences in using mobile tablets with their child with autism to encourage the development of social communication skills: the development of a parents’ guide. In: Proceedings of EDULEARN18 Conference, Palma, Mallorca, Spain, 5129-5137.
- Ullmann, Thomas; Lay, Stephanie; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Jones, Edwina; Hidalgo, Rafael; Evans, Gerald; Lowe, Sue; Calder, Kathleen; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Herodotou, Christothea; Mangafa, Chrysoula and Rienties, Bart (). Scholarly insight Spring 2018: a Data wrangler perspective. Open University UK, Milton Keynes.
- Mangafa, Chrysoula. (). Navigating the Digital Wild West of Apps: How Can Teachers and Parents Find Suitable Apps for their Children with Autism to Improve their Social Communication Skills?. In: Innovative Technologies for Autism Spectrum Disorder Matching technology with people: Evidenced-based practice, 30 Jun - 2 Jul 2017, Valencia, Spain.
- Mangafa, Chrysoula (). How to Encourage Social Communication in Children with Autism through Tablet Use: A Guide for Teachers and Parents. Future Learn.
- Mangafa, Chrysoula (). iPads and Autism: What Should Teachers and Parents do?. Postgraduate Researcher Development Team, Coventry University.
- Mangafa, Chrysoula; Moody, Louise; Woodcock, Andree and Woolner, Alex. (). The Design of Guidelines for Teachers and Parents in the Use of iPads to Support Children with Autism in the Development of Joint Attention Skills. In: Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, 178-186.
- Mangafa, Chrysoula; Moody, Louise; Woodcock, Andree and Woolner, Alex. (). The Use of iPads to Enhance Joint Attention Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In: International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2016, 11-14 May 2016, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
- Mangafa, C.; Moody, L.; Woodcock, A. and Woolner, A.. (). Teachers’ Experiences of Developing Joint Attention Skills in Children with Autism Using iPads. In: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 6-8 Jul 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
|m-Evaluate (mEvaluate: Devising an evaluation framework for the design and use of mobile learning applications in early years' education)||2017 - 2018|
Areas of expertise
- Association of Learning Technologists