Dr Iro Konstantinou
Iro is a lecturer in research methods and module leader for all Self-Managed Learning modules. With a PhD from the University of Warwick and an MA in Education from Kings College, London, Iro has extensive experience in conducting research. She has worked in several universities in the UK and has expertise in research methodologies having written about her experience conducting an ethnography in various blogs and conference papers.
Iro has worked extensively with secondary schools, looking into strengths of character and their links to their wellbeing and academic engagement. She is currently involved in a project which looks to develop resilience in Year 9 pupils while measuring their mental wellbeing and academic attainment. She is planning to launch a similar research project at PCL, focusing on the transition from secondary to higher education. She has also been a Research Fellow at the Oxford Character Project, University of Oxford, involved in a research project which looks to develop leaderships skills in Year 12 and 13 students.
Iro has spent the last 2 years based at the Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning, Eton College, where she was the researcher-in-residence. She collaborated on projects, both on teaching and learning and character development, with academics from several universities. In 2018, she launched the Eton Journal for Innovation and Research in Education, for which she is still the Editor-in-Chief.
What has Iro been up to?
- September 2020: Co-Wrote an article for Wonkhe with Elizabeth Miller on "Reflection will help students navigate a post-Covid future".
- April 2020: Published a chapter for an edited book with Routledge in developing skills in students.
- March 2020: Wrote for the BERA blog on degree apprenticeships and work-integrated learning
- November 2019: Presented her work in with secondary schools and character development in the curriculum
- July 2019: Presented at Advance HE on degree apprenticeships and how they develop skills in students
- July 2019: Presented at the annual symposium of the Research Schools International Harvard University Symposium
- October 2020: 'Investigating work-integrated learning and its relevance to skills development in degree apprenticeships' in Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning