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Dr Maria Nicolaidou

Associate Lecturer in Educational Leadership

+357 24694000


PhD in Educational Leadership (The University of Manchester, 2002)

MSc in Education (The University of Manchester, 2000)

M.Ed. in Education (The University of Manchester, 1998)

BSc in Primary Education (University of Cyprus, 1997)


Educational Leadership

Employment Track

Primary School Teacher, Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus (2014 – Present)

International Research Fellow, The University of Central Switzerland (2012 – 2014)

School Improvement Adviser, Ministry of Education and Culture (2012 – 2014)

Selective Publications 

  • Bullet point list of some selective publications (Up to 10 of the most important and  5 most reent)
  • Karagiorgi, Y. And Petridou, A, (2017). Professional Learning Through Reflection Promoted By Feedback And Coaching (PROFLEC) In Cyprus.  DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2016.1272718. International Journal Of Leadership In Education.
  • Petridou, A., And Karagiorgi, Y (2017). Exploring The Impact Of Professional Development And Professional Practice On School Leaders’ Self-Efficacy: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Vol 28. School Effectiveness And School Improvement Journal.
  • Flückiger, B., Aas, M. Johnson, G. And Lovett, S. (2017). The Potential Of Group Coaching For Leadership Learning. Professional Development In Education.
  • Karagiorgi, Y. And Petridou, A (2016). Feedback-Based Coaching Towards School Leaders’ Professional Development. Vol. 5. International Journal Of Mentoring And Coaching In Education
  • Karagiorgi, Y., Yiasemis, C. And Georghiades, P (2015). Emergent Data-Driven Approaches To School Improvement: The Journey Of Three Schools Through Self-Evaluation. Vol. 8. Improving School Journal.
  • Διεθνείς Πρακτικές Στην Εκπαιδευτική Ηγεσία, (International Perspectives In Educational Leadership Practices) – Book (2012). ION Publishing-Athens, Greece
  • Εκπαιδευτική Ηγεσία-Ε, Και; Από Τη Θεωρία Στην Έρευνα Και Την Πρακτική (Educational Leadership-Exploring Linkage Between Theory, Research And Practice) – Book (2012). ION Publishing-Athens, Greece.
  • Το Πεδίο Της Εκπαιδευτικής Ηγεσίας (The Field Of Educational Leadership), In M. Nicolaidou,  Εκπαιδευτική Ηγεσία-Ε, Και; Από Τη Θεωρία Στην Έρευνα Και Την Πρακτική (Educational Leadership-Exploring Linkage Between Theory, Research And Practice) (2012). ION Publishing-Athens, Greece.
  • Panagiotopoulos, C. (2007) At A Crossroad Of Civilizations: Multicultural Educational Provision In Cyprus Through The Lens Of A Case Study. Vol. 18. Journal Of Intercultural Education.
  • Nicolaidou, M., Sophocleous, A. And Phtiaka, H (2006). Promoting Inclusive Practices In Primary Schools In Cyprus: Empowering Pupils To Build Supportive Networks. Vol.21. Journal Of Special Needs Education.
  • What Special About Special Measures? Perspectives From The Inside.  In Clarke, P. (Ed.), Improving Schools In Difficulty (2005). International Publishing Group Ltd. Continuum International Publishing Group, London

 Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture.

  • Pupils As Researchers-Action Research Project Mera, Experienced Researcher, Cypriot Research Promotion Foundation And The University Of Cyprus (2003 – 2009)
  • Οι Ρόλοι Των Συντονιστών Μιας Σύγχρονης Σχολικής Μονάδας, Experienced Researcher (2008 – 2009)
  • Getting To Know The Area We Live In: How Social, Economical Phenomena Affect Our Surroundings. Experienced Researcher (2007 – 2008)
  • Sex Education: Adolescent, Teacher And Parents Views In Cyprus (Η Αντιμετώπιση Των Θεμάτων Σεξουαλικής Αγωγής Από Εφήβους, Γονιούς Και Καθηγητές Σήμερα Στην Κύπρο.) Experienced Researcher (2006 – 2007)
  • Teaching History In Primary School, With The Use Of WEBQUEST: Teachers And Pupils Views.  (Η Διαφοροποίηση Της Διδασκαλίας Της Ιστορικής Περιόδου Της Φραγκοκρατίας – Ενετοκρατίας (1192 – 1571) Μέσα Από Περιβάλλον Ιστοεξερεύνησης (WEBQUEST): Στάσεις Και Απόψεις Εκπαιδευτικών Και Μαθητών Για Τη Νέα Προσέγγιση, Και Η Αποτελεσματικότητά Της.) Experienced Researcher (2005 – 2006)
  • Promoting Social Inclusion In Our School Unit’. Experienced Researcher (2003 – 2004)
  • Bridging The Gap: Bringing SEN And Non-SEN Pupils Of Our School Together- Implementing An Intervention Model.’ Experienced Researcher (2003 – 2004)
  • Working Together For School Improvement: An Evaluation Of The Kingsdown Partnership Project (Available On Www.Man.Ac.Uk/Leadership ) Research Assistant (2000 – 2002)