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Dr Eleni Dimitrellou

Lecturer in Education

 4733

 +44 (0)1392 724733

 Baring Court BC110

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

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Monday 3-5 pm, during term time; please send an email to arrange a meeting.

Overview

I am a lecturer in education. My research interests reside in inclusive education, special educational needs and mental health in schools.

I gained my PhD in 2017 from UCL, Institute of Education. In my thesis, I explored the interrelationship between school ethos, sense of school belonging and social relations of young adolescents with SEN. The title is: Does a school with an inclusive ethos enhance the sense of school belonging and encourage the social relations of young adolescents with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties?” My research sought to understand what makes a positive school experience for students with MLD and SEMH attending secondary mainstream settings in England.

Between 2018-2021, I worked as a post-doc researcher at the University of Derby in various small scale projects focusing on enhancing the transition of young people with intellectual disabilities from school to employment and independent living.

Qualifications

  • UCL, Institute of Education; Department of Psychology and Human Development; PhD in Educational Psychology and SEN (funded by the Greek State)
  • University of Exeter, GSE; Master of Education, SEN
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Ptychion in Philosophy, Pedagogy & Psychology.

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Research

Research interests

My particular research interests include:

  • Sense of school belonging
  • School mental health
  • Behaviour management strategies in schools
  • Special educational needs and disability
  • Inclusive education
  • Lesson study

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Dimitrellou E, Male D (In Press). Creating inclusive schools: a self-review tool for educational practitioners. Support for Learning
Dimitrellou E, Male D (2019). Understanding what makes a positive school experience for pupils with SEND: can their voices inform inclusive practice?. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 20(2), 87-96.
Dimitrellou E, Hurry J, Male D (2018). Assessing the inclusivity of three mainstream secondary schools in England: challenges and dilemmas. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 24(10), 1097-1113.
Dimitrellou E, Hurry J (2018). School belonging among young adolescents with SEMH and MLD: the link with their social relations and school inclusivity. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 34(3), 312-326.

Publications by year


In Press

Dimitrellou E, Male D (In Press). Creating inclusive schools: a self-review tool for educational practitioners. Support for Learning

2019

Dimitrellou E, Male D (2019). Understanding what makes a positive school experience for pupils with SEND: can their voices inform inclusive practice?. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 20(2), 87-96.

2018

Dimitrellou E, Hurry J, Male D (2018). Assessing the inclusivity of three mainstream secondary schools in England: challenges and dilemmas. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 24(10), 1097-1113.
Dimitrellou E, Hurry J (2018). School belonging among young adolescents with SEMH and MLD: the link with their social relations and school inclusivity. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 34(3), 312-326.

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External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

  • Guest editor for the BJLD
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Inclusive Education
  • Reviewer for AERA Conference

Teaching

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Joshua Baker
  • Helen Stivaros

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