School:Education and Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Eleni is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies. Her main area of expertise is dyslexia in secondary education, SEN and inclusion.
Eleni completed her doctorate at Anglia Ruskin University; her research involved individuals with dyslexia and their experiences of secondary education, focusing on identity development and education practice. She investigated the experiences of children with dyslexia in secondary education and the relationship between identity development, learning difficulties and educational experiences. She is also interested in those issues at primary education. Parallel to her doctoral studies, she worked at Anglia Ruskin University and gained experience working with children with literacy difficulties.
Eleni would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Lithari, E., 2018: Fractured academic identities: dyslexia, secondary education, self-esteem and school experiences, International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1433242
Lithari, E. & Rogers, C., 2016. Care-less spaces and identity construction: transition to secondary school for disabled children. Children's Geographies, 15(3), p. 259-273. DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1219021