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Dr Ioanna Palaiologou, CPsychol AFBPsS

Director & Head of Children's Services


Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS has worked as a university academic in the UK for the last 20 years and is now returning to her career as a child psychologist. She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child development and learning theories and was appointed as Associate Fellow of BPS in 2015. In 2016 she was awarded the Fellowship of Royal Society of Arts.

She completed her PhD in 2003 and has worked both as a researcher in education and lecturer on Education and Early Childhood Studies in UK universities. In 2004 she joined the University of Hull and during the next nine years she worked as Programme Director of BA (Hons) Educational Studies, Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies provision, Course Leader for the Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Academic Coordinator for Research Students Support within the Faculty of Education. Her most recent post in higher education. Since 2015, she is also working as an Academic Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London, Centre for Leadership in Learning. In this role she contributes to postgraduate work engaging her psychology disciplinary training and its application to leadership in learning.

She is a member of the executive committee of British Education Studies Association (BESA) that served as Chair for the year 2011-12 and currently she is the treasurer and member of the conference organisers committee. 

She is also the Coordinator of the Special Interest Group (SIG) SIG on Transforming Assessment, Evaluation and Documentation Early Childhood Pedagogy in the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA).