Dr Eleni Dimitrellou
Lecturer in Education
+44 (0)1392 724733
Baring Court BC110
Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Office hours: Monday 3-5 pm, during term time; please send an email to arrange a meeting.
Monday 3-5 pm, during term time; please send an email to arrange a meeting.
I am a lecturer in education. My research interests reside in inclusive education, special educational needs and mental health in schools.
I gained my PhD in 2017 from UCL, Institute of Education. In my thesis, I explored the interrelationship between school ethos, sense of school belonging and social relations of young adolescents with SEN. The title is: “Does a school with an inclusive ethos enhance the sense of school belonging and encourage the social relations of young adolescents with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties?” My research sought to understand what makes a positive school experience for students with MLD and SEMH attending secondary mainstream settings in England.
Between 2018-2021, I worked as a post-doc researcher at the University of Derby in various small scale projects focusing on enhancing the transition of young people with intellectual disabilities from school to employment and independent living.
- UCL, Institute of Education; Department of Psychology and Human Development; PhD in Educational Psychology and SEN (funded by the Greek State)
- University of Exeter, GSE; Master of Education, SEN
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Ptychion in Philosophy, Pedagogy & Psychology.
Research group links
- Socio-emotional Learning
- School Stressors and Coping Strategies of Young Adolescents
- Sense of School Belonging
- School Mental Health
- Behaviour Management Strategies in Schools
- Special Educational Needs and Disability
- Inclusive Education
- Lesson Study
Publications by category
Publications by year
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External Engagement and Impact
I am the programme lead of the SENCO Award Programme, and I am currently teaching on the MA online the following modules:
EFPM010Z3 Critical International Perspectives on Special and Inclusive Education
EFPM013Z Introduction to Educational Enquiry
Supervision / Group
- Joshua Baker
- Patty Balliou
- Lizzie Lidster
- Helen Stivaros