Maria is an Assistant Professor in Continuing Education / Adult Education at the Open University of Cyprus, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Academic Coordinator for the MA in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.
She holds a PhD in Continuing Education (2003) (State Scholarships Foundation Scholar), an MEd in Educational Management, Administration & Policy (1999), both 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).
Maria was an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol (2003-2004), and a Postodoctoral Research Development Officer at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2005-2006).
Before moving to Cyprus, Maria has worked as a researcher and Lecturer in the UK (Bristol University, University College London), in Ireland and Greece (University of Peloponnese, Hellenic Open University, General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning). Her research interests include: continuing education, adult education, lifelong learning, vocational education,adult learning in distance education. She has widely published and presented her research in international audiences.
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