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Dr Christos Dimitriadis

Visiting Academic

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Lecturer in Education (Primary Mathematics):

  • Teaching on BEd (Hons) Primary (Mathematics)
  • Teaching on a number of other Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes
  • Dissertation Tutor for a group of students in BA (Hons) Education Studies 
  • Dissertation Tutor for 4th Year students in BEd (Hons) Primary (Mathematics)
  • Module Leader for 4th Year Primary Curriculum Subject Specialist Module, BEd (Hons) Primary (Mathematics)
  • Module Leader for 3rd Year Dissertation Module, BEd (Hons) Primary (Mathematics)
  • Module Leader for 2th Year Core Subjects: Developing Confidence in Teaching and Learning, BEd (Hons) Primary (Mathematics)
  • Professional Tutor for groups of students


Academic Qualifications

  1. PhD in Developing Mathematical Giftedness, Brunel University, West London, UK, 21/12/2010
  2. Master of Arts in Education (Primary Education), Brunel University, West London, UK, 14/07/2005
  3. Degree in Primary School Education, Pedagogical Department of Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 22/11/1999

Professional Qualifications

  1. English Qualified Teacher Status (Ref. No: 1432726), General Teaching Council for England (GTC), Birmingham, UK, 29/12/2011
  2. Degree, Pedagogical Academy (Teachers Training College) of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 30/06/1983

Professional membership

Member of the Hellenic Society for the Educational provision for the Creative/Gifted/Talented Children and Adolescents – Athens, Greece

Roles on external bodies

Academic Reviewing

Reviewer, Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementaryand Early Years Education

Reviewer, Journal of Education and Training Studies

Reviewer, The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (IJTME)

International journal editorial board

Editorial Board, Journal of Education and Training Studies

Research interests

  • High-ability learners
  • Gifted and talented education
  • Learning theories
  • Thinking skills and teaching thinking
  • Mathematics education (Primary education)
  • Teachers professional development
  • Curriculum provision

Key publications are highlighted

Dimitriadis C 2012 'Provision for mathematically gifted children in primary schools: An investigation of four different methods of organisational provision' Educational Review 64, (2) 241-260 , DOI
Dimitriadis C 2012 'How are schools in England addressing the needs of mathematically gifted children in primary classrooms? A review of practice' Gifted Child Quarterly 56, (2) 59-76 , DOI
Dimitriadis C 2011 'Developing mathematical ability in primary school through a 'pull-out' programme: A case study' Education 3-13 39, (5) 467-482 , DOI
Dimitriadis C 2013 Developing mathematical giftedness within primary schools A study of strategies for educating children who are gifted in mathematics. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Author Site

Other academic activities

My PhD thesis explored the range of strategies used for educational provision for gifted children in mathematics. The work involved an empirical study into the teaching of primary students who were able or gifted in mathematics and an extensive review of theory and research relating to the nature and development of academic giftedness in general and in mathematics in particular, including seminal learning theories, as well as a review of international policies relating to gifted education.

Other academic activities involve presenting at seminars as invited speaker, and refereed conferences:

·   “Educating the gifted student of mathematics in primary schools: What works in practice” (Oral presentation). International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE 2014), Paris – France, July 7-10, 2014).

·  “Developing Mathematical Giftedness within Primary Schools: An Investigation into how Primary Schools in England Address the Needs of Mathematically Gifted Children”. Centre for Teaching Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth, 27 March 2013.