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Katerina Mavrou

Katerina Mavrou

Associate Professor, inclusive Education & Assistive Technology


School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences

Department of Education Sciences

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2007 University 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) 1999 University 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) 1998 University of Cyprus, Cyprus Bachelor Thesis: “Semantic organization and conception in deaf children in comparison with hearing children”

Employment History

Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2010 Today European University Cyprus Cyprus Assistant Professor, Inclusive Education and Assistive Technology, Department of Educational Sciences
Spring 2013 University Cyprus Cyprus Visiting Assistant Professor, Inclusive Education, Department of Educational Sciences
Fall 2011 Cyprus University of Technology Limassol, Cyprus Special Scientist


Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. 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 Technology 13 (5) 437-444
2017 “Disability Rights in Higher Education Programs: The case of medical schools and other health-related disciplines” Liasidou, A. Sociology Science & Medicine 191 143-150
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 Disability 29 63-75
2017 “iConstruct: virtual disabilities in online settings. Disability and Society” Theodorou, K. Available online at: 32(4)
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 Technologies 10(3) 171-174
2015 Integrating 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 Informatics 217 664-70
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 18(9) 918-933


Research Projects

Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2010-today ANED (Academic Network of European Disability experts) EC Programme Progress National Expert
2017-today Gaze-based assistive technology in communication and education for children with complex needs             Resource based funding through MoU Researcher
2017-2019 SIDE (Supporting Innovative models for Deaf youth Empowerment) KA2, Erasmus +,  European Commission Research Team Member (Team & WP Coordinator)
2016-2019 The Living Book - Augmenting Reading For Life KA2, Erasmus +,  European Commission Research Team Member
2016-2019 Play and Learn Digimedia KA2, Erasmus +, European Commission Research Team Member
2016-2018 BONDS (Booster the emotional dimension of social inclusion for immigrant mothers and children) KA2 Erasmus+, European Commission Research Team Member
2015-2018 ESIPP (Equity and Social Inclusion through Positive Parenting) KA2 Erasmus+, European Commission Research Team Member
2015-2017 E-LOISE (E-Learning Objects for innovative Science Education KA2 Erasmus+, European Commission Research Team Member (Team & WP Coordinator)
2014-2016 RELOBIE – Reusable Objects in Education KA2 Erasmus+, European Commission Research Team Member
2014-2016 ENTELIS (European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society) KA3 Multilateral networks, European Commission Research Team Member (Team & WP Coordinator)

Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees

Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2018 - 2019 Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) ( President Elect (Elected) Board Activities and Responsibilities Biannual Conference Organization
2015 - today GATE/GREAT Community: Initiative of WHO for defining priorities in Assistive Technology Products & Research Agenda) ( & Member Scientific Expert
2010 - today EASTIN: European Assistive Technology Information Network Cyprus National Contact Communication with Database Users, Localization of content, Coordination and Information of Activities Nationally and Internationally
2008 - today AAATE: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Cyprus National Contact Communication with AAATE members in Cyprus, participation in Assistive Technology related activities nationally and internationally representing the association
2017 - today ENTELIS Network Steering Committee Member Steering Committee activities, annual work plan development, Representation of the Network nationally and internationally

Awards/International Recognition

Date Title Awarded by:
2014 Highly 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. Emerald Publishing
2013-2014 Academic Staff Internal Grant European University Cyprus
2006 Short Term Training Scholarship Cyprus-US Scholarship Program, Fulbright Commission
2004 Visiting Research Associate - Information Communication Technology and Special Needs University of Birmingham, UK (Ministry of Education and Culture Short Scholarship programme)
2002 PhD Programme Scholarship – Teaching Assistantship Arizona State University, USA

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