Department:School of 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’s interest in identity development focuses on how children with SEN perceive their self and what impact important others have on it. Her interest in school practice is around what is offered to children with SEN and how they are included or excluded.
Eleni would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Lithari, E. & Rogers, C., 2011. Young people and their identities: the case of dyslexia and transition to secondary education. Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Learner Identity, Equity, Identity and Education. Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, 7-8 July 2011.
Kanyal, M., Luff, P. and Lithari, E., 2011. Exploring students’ engagement within a VLE to inform relational pedagogy for a work based early years professional practice course. Paper presented at the BERA Annual Conference. Institute of Education, University of London, 6-8 September 2011.