Dr Eleni Lithari

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School:
School of Education
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Education and teaching
Research Supervision:
Yes
Courses taught:

Eleni is Senior Lecturer in Education and Course Leader for MA Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability at ARU. Her research interests are on Special Educational Needs and Disability, with a special interest in Dyslexia.

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Background

Eleni completed her doctoral studies at ARU and joined the Education team after completing her studies. She is interested in inclusive practice in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

Spoken Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Research interests

  • SEND, especially Dyslexia
  • Inclusion
  • Inclusive policy and practice
  • School transition (primary to secondary)
  • Learner identity development

Areas of research supervision

Eleni would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Special educational needs
  • Inclusion
  • School practice

Teaching

  • BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies
  • MA in Special Educational Needs and Disability

Qualifications

  • PhD, Anglia Ruskin University. Thesis title: 'Young people and their identities: The case of dyslexia and transition to secondary education.'
  • MSc, Special and Inclusive Education, Institute of Education
  • MSc, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health, London Metropolitan University
  • Degree, Education Sciences, University of the Aegean

Memberships, editorial boards

  • FHEA

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Local authority for transition support
  • Secondary school for transition support
  • Primary school for research support

Selected recent publications

Lithari, E., 2023. Dyslexic students and their early experiences of support in the first years of secondary education in England, Education 3-13, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2023.2247403

Lithari, E., 2021. Academic identity development: school experiences and the dyslexic learner, International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2021.1879947

Lithari, E., 2018. Fractured academic identities: dyslexia, secondary education, self-esteem and school experiences, International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1433242

Lithari, E. & Rogers, C., 2017. Care-less spaces and identity construction: transition to secondary school for disabled children. Children's Geographies, 15(3), p. 259-273. DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1219021

Recent presentations and conferences

Lithari, E., 2018: Fractured academic identities: dyslexia, secondary education, self-esteem and school experiences, International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1433242

Lithari, E. & Rogers, C., 2016. Care-less spaces and identity construction: transition to secondary school for disabled children. Children's Geographies, 15(3), p. 259-273. DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1219021