Maria Evangelou

D.Phil Education (St Anne’s) 1997-01. Maria is a lecturer in the Department of Education, teaching on the Masters of Education (Child Development and Education Route) and on the Masters of Educational Research Methodology.

She has lived and worked in England since 1995. In 1996 she received a Masters degree in Language and Literature in Education (English as a Mother Tongue: ESRC studentship) from the Institute of Education, University of London. She won an ESRC studentship and obtained a D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2001. In 2008 she completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PG DipLATHE) and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently a member of the Families, Early Learning and Literacy (FELL) research group. Maria’s research has focused predominantly on the evaluation of early childhood interventions. Her current strong interest is parental engagement in children’s learning and how this can be enhanced.

Having been a past student of the Department and a current member of staff it puts me, along with some other colleagues, in a unique position to bridge the past with the present.  I am very pleased that I am a committee member and I hope that I can act as a point of contact for past students.  I hope that the Society will reach out to as many alumni as possible and that it will find ways to support current students amongst other things.