Dr George Koutsouris
Lecturer in Education


I am a Lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education, primarily working on the MA SEN programme. I gained my PhD at Exeter in 2014. For my doctoral study, I explored a tension between young people’s preferences in social interaction and the moral imperative of including all people, with a particular focus on disability; the title is: ‘Young people’s preferences for social interaction in terms of homophily and inclusion: A critical analysis with reference to respect and democratic decision making’. After gaining my PhD, I was employed in a number of small-scale research projects, including an ESRC-funded Lesson Study project.  

Between 2015-2017, I was the research officer of the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) project, led by Professor Brahm Norwich and funded by Nuffield Foundation. IGR was a randomised controlled trial with a process evaluation that run for two years in 34 primary schools across England. For more details about the IGR programme and its findings, see the project’s website: http://www.integratedgroupreading.co.uk/

I have published in the area of Inclusive Education, Lesson Study and early reading, and have presented at international conferences (such as BERA, WALS and UKLA).

From 2017, I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

I am a 2018/19 Education Incubator Fellow, with a project aiming to understand the barriers (often discussed as the Hidden Curriculum) that university students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds experience in their studies. 


2014: University of Exeter, GSE; PhD in Education (funded by the Greek State)

2011: University of Exeter, GSE; Master in Education, SEN (funded by the Greek State)

2010: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Annual Seminary of Special Educational Needs

2006: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Ptychion in History and Archaeology

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AddressNorth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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