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L. (Lucy) Avraamidou, Prof Dr

Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Science Education and Communication (ISEC)

I am currently the Director of the Institute for Science Education and Communication. I am a full Professor of Science Education and a Rosalind Franklin Fellow. I was born and raised in Cyprus where I worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Nicosia (2006-2016) and at the Open University Cyprus (2015-2016).

I received my M.Sc and Ph.D.  in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science Education from the Pennsylvania State University in the USA. Upon its completion, I worked as a Research Associate at the Center of Informal Learning and Schools at King's College London.

My research is associated with theoretical and empirical explorations of what it means to widen and diversify STEM participation in school and out-of-school settings through the lens of intersectionality. At the heart of the account of my work is an exploration of underrepresented groups' identity trajectories and negotiations with the use of narrative and life-history methods.

I have worked as a principal investigator and researcher on projects funded by the National Science Foundation in the USA, the European Union, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program. I have authored more than 100 publications and I edited 4 book volumes. Two of these are the following: Studying Science Teacher Identity (2016, Sense Publishers) and Intersections of Formal and Informal Science (co-edited with Wolff-Michael Roth, 2016, Routledge).
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