Dr. Christoforos Mamas is the PI on this project. Christoforos received his BA (Hons) in Education from the University of Crete, Faculty of Education. He then gained an MA in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Worcester, Institute of Education. In 2006, he was awarded an MPhil in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. In 2009, he earned his PhD in Education (Inclusive Education) at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. His PhD research concerned the social status of pupils identified as having special educational needs within mainstream primary education in Cyprus.
Alan is one of the two mentors on the project and he will be providing support and guidance during the first two years of the fellowship. He graduated from Clark University with a BA in Psychology, received a MS in Counseling from San Diego State University, and a MA and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Over the last 15 years, Alan has held a wide variety of positions in public education ranging from classroom teacher to district psychologist to site administrator. In addition to his K-12 public education experience, Alan has most recently been the Program Director for the Center for Educational Leadership and Effective Schools at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he collaboratively supported the delivery of high quality services and research to 5 school districts focusing on the rigorous examination of strengths, building leadership capacity, and facilitating the potential of systems for transformation.
More information about Alan can be found here: Alan J. Daly.
Dr. Irene Kaimi is a Lecturer in Statistics at the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering) of Plymouth University, UK.
Irene is one of the two mentors on this project and she will be providing more support and guidance during the third year of the fellowship.
She earned her PhD in Statistics in 2008. Thesis Topic: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Point Processes, Modelling and Estimation. Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. MSc in Medical Statistics (with distinction) (2004). Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (2003). University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Positions held Visiting Academic (Lecturer) (09/2010 to 05/2011). Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Honorary Visiting Lecturer (09/2010 to 08/2013). Department of Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. Research Associate (04/2009 to 08/2010). Department of Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. Research area: Spatio-temporal crime surveillance in Lancashire. Post-Doctoral Research Associate (11/2007 to 03/2009). Department of Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. Research area: Spatio-temporal analysis of cattle movement data.
More information about Irene can be found here: Irene Kaimi.
MA Giovanna Hartmann Schaelli received her BA and MA in Education Studies at the UZH University of Zurich in Switzerland. As a current PhD candidate and research assistant at the UZH, Institute of Education, she has developed great interest in children’s and adolescences’ peer groups as a social network, as youth culture and important socialization instance. Her goal is to understand the relationship, dynamics, various practices, interaction and informal learning and socialization processes within these peer groups and what these processes may mean to the individuals. Therefore, she utilizes a social network analysis approach as well as a qualitative dimension of research in terms of ethnography.
Since January 2016, Giovanna Hartmann Schaelli is a visiting scholar at the UCSD University of California, San Diego and works in this project by contributing with her knowledge in different phases both in terms of data collection and data analysis as well as in developing the toolkit.
More information about Giovanna can be found on her LinkedIn profile.
George is acting as the IT advocate and facilitator on this project and he is responsible for the project's website. He is currently teaching at the Plymouth Greek School. He has a passion in ICT and its implementations in the School Practice.
2000-2004 BA in Education
2007-2008 MSC, Web Computing
2005-2011 BSC, Computer Science