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Paris Binos has been awarded an Heraclitus II PhD Fellowship (http://heraclitus.uom.gr/index.html) by the European Social Fund after national competition (Grade 9.95/10). He is a licensed Speech Language Therapist with special interest in Language Development and Speech Science. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Language Disorders/ Neurolinguistics from Essex University UK, a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Sofia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Macedonia Greece. He had been working as a Research Associate at the University of Macedonia for five years and as a SLT for six years. During his continuous education participated in masterclasses of advanced audiology at the University College London, received certificate in Psychology from the University of Oxford and a professional certificate in Auditory Processing Disorder from the Psychoacoustics Lab of the Medical School of Aristotle University. He is currently a Research Fellow at the European University of Cyprus and Technological University of Cyprus. He has published in journals such as the Int Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, the Journal of Hearing Science and many international and European conferences (ESPCI 2011, 2013; HEAL 2014; ICED 2015 etc). He is member of the International Phonetic Association (https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/), Cyprus Speech Therapy Association and the Cyprus Linguistics Society.
Neda Balkanska Ass Prof PhD at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and a Guest-lecturer at Plovdiv University. She received her M.A. in Speech and hearing therapy from Sofia University. Her dissertation is devoted to “Grammatical competence of deaf children in primary school age”. She worked as speech and hearing therapist at special school for hearing impaired children “ prof. Decho Denev”, Sofia City. Until now she has been continuing her practical work with children with hearing/language and speech disorders.
Neda is the author of over 80 publications in the field of speech and language therapy, education of hearing impaired children. Among these publications are the books “Pediatric cochlear implantation- application, rehabilitation, education”, “Inclusion of hearing impaired child in the educational setting”, “Methods of evaluations of children and pupils with multiple disabilities”. She is also the author of textbooks in Speech development (for I, II, III grade) and Pronunciation (for I grade) for special schools for hearing impaired pupils. Neda Balkanska is a member of the Union of scientists in Bulgaria, she is in the board of the Institute for social and educational inclusion. Her main professional interests are connected to the hearing perception, language and speech therapy, sign language, cochlear implantation, early intervention, working with families, integration and inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.
Anna Polemikou received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. She continued her studies at the University of Nottingham U.K., where she completed her M.Sc. in Rehabillitation Psychology. In the years that followed, under the sponsorship of the Institute of National Scholarships (I.K.Y.) she conducted research on the etiopathogenesis of developmental dyslexia, whilst working with children and young adults in the field of special education. At the age of 24 she became assistant lecturer at the University of Bath U.K., from which she was awarded her Ph.D. in 2010.
She has taught psychology courses at several Universities and Institutes of Higher Education (i.e. University of Bath; Bath Spa University; National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; University of Thessaly, Greece; University of Connecticut, U.S.A, etc.) and currently holds a lecturing position at the Department of Sciences of Preschool Education & Educational Design at the University of the Aegean, Greece, where she co-ordinates and teaches Lifelong Learning E-courses on palliative care, spiritual development, and educational, workplace, and domestic victimization.
In the arms of person-centered therapy and Carl Rogers, the man who institutionalized and inspired the person-centered movement, she discovered the approach that represents her way of being as well as the philosophy of her scientific direction. In addition to her academic orientation, Anna is a licensed person-centered private practitioner (Pg. Certificate, University of Strathclyde, UK). She is currently serving as a specialized scientific advisor of the Ministry of Education, overseeing the Educational Program «Vulnerable Social Groups «. The Program is organized by the Youth and Lifelong Learning Institute, supports 1500 professionals assigned as formal health-education trainers of the Panhellenic Association of Schools of Parenting, and operates in 58 regions throughout the country.
Emmanouela Terlektsi studied in the Department of Special Needs at the University of Thessaly, Greece. She has then lived and worked in England since 2003. She worked as a supply teacher in a number of primary mainstream and special schools in Nottinghamshire supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) children and as a teacher of Greek language at the Supplementary School of Nottingham for 4 years. In 2004 she received a Masters degree in Special Needs from the School of Education, University of Nottingham. She won a scholarship from ‘Achillopouleio Institution’ in Greece and obtained a PhD from the University of Birmingham, School of Education (2010). Her research was centred on studying the imaginative writing of deaf children. Her doctoral thesis examined how deaf primary school children exhibit imagination in writing and how their imaginative stories compare to those of their hearing peers.
From 2009 until 2011 she worked in the Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, as a postdoctoral researcher on an ESRC funded project with Professor Margaret Harris looking at reading and spelling abilities of deaf adolescents with Cochlear Implants. She then moved to the Department of Social Work and Public Health (Oxford Brookes University) where she completed a 7 month project with Dr Jane Appleton looking at the implementation of the Strengthening Families to Child Protection conferences.
From 2011 until 2013 she shared her time equally between Oxford University Department of Education, where she worked with Professor Terezinha Nunes on a Nuffield Foundation intervention research project (The concept of certainty and uncertainty in primary school children) and the University of Southampton (School of Clinical Neuroscience) where she was the leader of the qualitative aspect of the Hearing Outcomes in Teenagers project looking at the social- emotional development of deaf teenagers.
She moved back to Oxford Brookes, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health in August 2013. She is responsible for the day to day management of a longitudinal research project titled ‘The impact of new technologies on the literacy skills of deaf primary school children’. The study is funded by a grant from the ESRC to Professor Margaret Harris.
Emmanouela is a member of the National Deaf Chidlren’s Society (NDCS) and Research Associate of the Scottish Sensory centre. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have recently (July 2015) gained the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offered by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD). She has published a number of research articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of deaf Studies and Deaf Education and Archives of Disease in Childhood. She frequently reviews papers for submission to the Deafness and Education International.
Christina Kofidou is a PhD student at the University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Her research interests involve deaf and hard of hearing students’ access in higher education. She holds a master degree in «Cognitive and Motor Development» from the Department of Early Childhood, University of Western Macedonia and the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her thesis is entitled «Views of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students on their integration in Higher Education». She also holds a master degree in the field of Systematic Philosophy, from the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her thesis is entitled «The Meaning of Love in the Symposium and Phaedrus of Plato.» She received her Bachelor Degree of Philosophy and Pedagogy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Bachelor Degree in Classical Philology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well. She knows the Greek Sign Language, English, French and Italian. She has worked in the field of adult education since 2006. Specifically, she has worked as a teacher of Greek literacy at Schools of Second Chance and Centers of Lifelong Learning, in «Parent Schools», as a teacher of Roma adults, in Public Institutes of Vocational Training in the specialty «Preschool Education of Children with Special Needs» and in the specialty «Tiresias – People with Vision Problems – Operators of Call Center». She has attended many seminar programs, workshops, conferences and lectures in Greece and abroad.
Elena Loizou is a Special Educator (MS) and French teacher (BA in French Language and Literature, Aristotle University Greece) as well. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education and a Master’s degree (M.Ed) on Educational Leadership & Management from the Open University UK.