Dr Christoforos Mamas
Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies & Education
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
BA (Hons), Education, University of Crete, Greece
MA, Special and Inclusive Education, University of Worcester
MPhil, Educational Research, University of Cambridge
PhD, University of Cambridge
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
European Educational Research Association (EERA)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Society for Educational Studies (SES)
Christoforos is teaching across a range of modules within the Early Childhood Studies programme.
My main research interests are:
- Early shildhood studies and primary education
- Inclusion, inclusive education and inclusive pedagogy
- Special education
- National and international perspectives around inclusion, disability and equality
- Comparative and interdisciplinary studies
- Transformative research
- Sociometry, social network analysis and theory
- Mixed methods approaches
Grants & contracts
- Social Inclusion in the Classroom: Institute of Health and Community Pump-priming funding
Mamas, C., Georgeson, J. and Kaimi, I. (2016) A Mixed-Methods Approach to Researching Friendships and Social Interactions in Mainstream Schools in England and Cyprus, SAGE case studies.
Seale, J., Georgeson, J., Mamas, C. and Swain, J. (2015) Not the right kind of ‘digital capital’? An examination of the complex relationship between disabled students, their technologies and higher education institutions. Computers and Education, 82, pp.118-128.
Mamas, C. (2014) The relationship between intercultural and inclusive education: two sides of the same coin? In: Hadjisoteriou, C. and Xenofontos,K. (eds.) Intercultural Education: challenges, pedagogical considerations and suggestions. Saita Publications, pp.80-95 [in Greek]. Available to download freely at: http://www.poed.com.cy/Portals/0/pdf/ebook%20Intercultural%20Education.pdf
Mamas, C. and Avramidis, E. (2013) Promoting social interaction in the inclusive class: lessons from inclusive schools in England and Cyprus, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210656113000469
Mamas, C. (2013) Understanding Inclusion in Cyprus, European Journal of Special Needs Education, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08856257.2013.820461.
Mamas, C. (2013) Book Review: Teaching Contested Narratives: Identity, Memory and Reconciliation in Peace Education and Beyond by Zvi Bekerman and Michalinos Zembylas (2012), Cambridge University Press, Journal of Education for Teaching, [Online] DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2012.761453
Mamas, C. (2012) Pedagogy, Social Status, and Inclusion in Cypriot Schools, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 16, 11, 1223-1239, [Online] DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13603116.2011.557446
Mamas, C. (2008) It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness, The Gown Magazine, 12, 7, [Online] DOI: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/gown/Downloads/Gown%20Issue%2012.pdf
Mamas, C. (2007) European Year of Equal Opportunities, Politis, 09 July, p.14, (in Greek), Politis is a nation-wide newspaper in Cyprus.
Mamas, C. (2007) People with Special Needs and the Cyprus Society, Politis, 11 October, p.14, (in Greek), Politis is a nation-wide newspaper in Cyprus.
Personal Website: www.cmamas.com