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Katerina Mavrou
Chairperson, Associate Professor, inclusive Education & Assistive Technology
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
QualificationYearAwarding InstitutionDepartmentThesis title (Optional Entry)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)2007University of Birmingham, U.K.Thesis: “Computer Based Collaborative Learning in Integrated Classrooms for Disabled and Non-disabled students: Cases of pairs’ interaction analysis in Cyprus”
Master of Education (M.Ed)1999University of Manchester, U.K.Master Thesis: “Comprehension Difficulties in Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): The case of metaphoric understanding”
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)1998University of Cyprus, CyprusBachelor Thesis: “Semantic organization and conception in deaf children in comparison with hearing children”
Employment History
Period of employmentEmployerLocationPosition
2010TodayEuropean University CyprusCyprusAssistant Professor, Inclusive Education and Assistive Technology, Department of Educational Sciences
Spring 2013University CyprusCyprusVisiting Assistant Professor, Inclusive Education, Department of Educational Sciences
Fall 2011Cyprus University of TechnologyLimassol, CyprusSpecial Scientist
YearTitleOther authorsJournal and Publisher / ConferenceVol.Pages
“Assisting people with Physical Disabilities through technology”, (in press)Tatnall, A (Ed), Encyclopedia of Education and Information Systems, Springer
2018“Assistive Technology and People: A Position Paper from the First Global Research, Innovation, and Education on Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit”Desmond, D., Layton, N., Bentley, J. Boot, F.H., Borg, J., Dhungana, B.M., Gallagher, P., Gitlow, L., Gowran, R.J., Groce, N., Mackeogh, T., McDonald, R., Pettersson, C., Scherer, M.Journal: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology13 (5)437-444
2017“Disability Rights in Higher Education Programs: The case of medical schools and other health-related disciplines”Liasidou, A.Sociology Science & Medicine191143-150
2017“Opportunities and challenges related to ICT and ICT-AT use by people with disabilities: an explorative study into factors that impact on the digital divide”Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Karki A., Sallinen, Hoogerwerf, E.J., M.Technology and Disability2963-75
2017“iConstruct: virtual disabilities in online settings. Disability and Society”Theodorou, K.Available online at:
2016“Accessing parental perspectives to inform the development of parent training in autism in south-eastern Europe”Preece, D., Symeou, L., Stošić, J., Troshanska. J., Theodorou, E., Frey Škrinjar, J.European Journal of Special Needs Education, DOI: 10.1080/08856257.2016.1223399 (online)32(2)252-269
2016“Towards full digital inclusion: the ENTELIS manifesto against the digital divide”Hoogerwerf, E.J.Journal of Assistive Technologies10(3)171-174
2015Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Paparistodemou, E. (Eds.)Hershey, PA: IGI Global
2015“A conceptual framework related to ICT-AT competence development: The theoretical foundations of ENTELIS”Hoogerwerf, E.J., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Karki A., Sallinen, M.Studies in Health Technology Informatics217664-70
2014“Employing the principles of Universal Design for Learning to deconstruct the Greek-Cypriot new national curriculum”Symeonidou, S.International Journal of Inclusive Education DOI:10.1080/13603116.2013.859308 (available at
Research Projects
DateTitleFunded byProject Role*
2010-todayANED (Academic Network of European Disability experts)EC Programme ProgressNational Expert
2017-todayGaze-based assistive technology in communication and education for children with complex needsResource based funding through MoUResearcher
2017-2019SIDE (Supporting Innovative models for Deaf youth Empowerment)KA2, Erasmus +, European CommissionResearch Team Member (Team & WP Coordinator)
2016-2019The Living Book - Augmenting Reading For LifeKA2, Erasmus +, European CommissionResearch Team Member
2016-2019Play and Learn DigimediaKA2, Erasmus +, European CommissionResearch Team Member
2016-2018BONDS (Booster the emotional dimension of social inclusion for immigrant mothers and children)KA2 Erasmus+, European CommissionResearch Team Member
2015-2018ESIPP (Equity and Social Inclusion through Positive Parenting)KA2 Erasmus+, European CommissionResearch Team Member
2015-2017E-LOISE (E-Learning Objects for innovative Science EducationKA2 Erasmus+, European CommissionResearch Team Member (Team & WP Coordinator)
2014-2016RELOBIE – Reusable Objects in EducationKA2 Erasmus+, European CommissionResearch Team Member
2014-2016ENTELIS (European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society)KA3 Multilateral networks, European CommissionResearch Team Member (Team & WP Coordinator)
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
PeriodOrganizationTitle of Position or ServiceKey Activities
2018 - 2019Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) ( Elect (Elected)Board Activities and Responsibilities Biannual Conference Organization
2015 - todayGATE/GREAT Community: Initiative of WHO for defining priorities in Assistive Technology Products & Research Agenda) ( & Expert
2010 - todayEASTIN: European Assistive Technology Information NetworkCyprus National ContactCommunication with Database Users, Localization of content, Coordination and Information of Activities Nationally and Internationally
2008 - todayAAATE: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in EuropeCyprus National ContactCommunication with AAATE members in Cyprus, participation in Assistive Technology related activities nationally and internationally representing the association
2017 - todayENTELIS NetworkSteering Committee MemberSteering Committee activities, annual work plan development, Representation of the Network nationally and internationally
Awards/International Recognition
DateTitleAwarded by:
2014Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald Publishing – for paper: Mavrou, K., Charalambous, E. & Michaelides, M. (2013), “Graphic Symbols for All: Using symbols in developing the ability of questioning in young children”, Journal of Assistive Technologies, 7(1), 22-34. Publishing
2013-2014Academic Staff Internal GrantEuropean University Cyprus
2006Short Term Training ScholarshipCyprus-US Scholarship Program, Fulbright Commission
2004Visiting Research Associate - Information Communication Technology and Special NeedsUniversity of Birmingham, UK (Ministry of Education and Culture Short Scholarship programme)
2002PhD Programme Scholarship – Teaching AssistantshipArizona State University, USA
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