Maria is an Assistant Professor in Continuing/Adult Education at the Open University of Cyprus, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Academic Coordinator (at the OUC) for the MA in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning & the International Masters in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC-Erasmus Mundus). She is an elected member of the Steering Committee of ESREA (European Society for the Research in the Education of Adults)since 2017, and sits in the Editorial Advisory Board of RELA (European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults) and of the Studies in Adult Education and Learning.
Her main research interests include adult teaching and learning in different contexts (second chance, distance, higher education, education of adult migrants), professional training and professionalisation of adult educators, lifelong learning, methodologies of qualitative research. She has extensively researched and published in the field.
Before moving to Cyprus, Maria worked as a ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bristol (UK), a research development officer at Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland), a tutor for UCL (University of London) and the Hellenic Open University of Greece, and a part-time lecturer for the university of Peloponnese.
She holds a PhD in Continuing Education (2003) (State Scholarships Foundation Scholar), an MEd in Educational Management, Administration & Policy (1999)from the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK; and a Β.A. (Honours) in Greek Philology (specialized in Classical Studies), from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1997).
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