Dr Styliani Tsesmeli

Dr Styliani N. Tsesmeli is Lecturer in Educational Psychology with emphasis on Special Educational Needs at the Department of Primary Education at the University of Patras (Greece). She is also teaching at the Master’s degree (Distance-learning program) of the Department of Education at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) modules in relation to Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia and Special Needs (under the co-ordination by Prof. Dimitrios Stasinos). She has graduated from the Department of Philosophy-Education-Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. She has attended at the same University the Postgraduate Course in School Psychology with minor subjects: Cognitive and Clinical Psychology. In 1994, she gained a scholarship by the Foundation of State Scholarships in Greece after a nationwide competition and completed a Master degree (M.Ed.) in Special Needs (Master thesis supervisor: Prof. Gina Conti-Ramsden) at the Victorian University of Manchester (Department of Education, Centre for Educational Guidance and Special Needs), U.K. (1994) and then a Ph.D. at the University of Dundee, Department of Psychology in Scotland, U.K. under the supervision by Prof. P.H.K.Seymour (2003) (External examiner: Prof. Carsten Elbro, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). She has taught as adjunct Lecturer courses on Special Education (2003-2005) and School Psychology (2006-2013) at the Department of Primary Education, University of Aegean, Greece. Her scientific/ research interests include experimental and cognitive approaches to the study of literacy acquisition and developmental dyslexia, phonological and morphological awareness and their relationship with literacy, educational interventions for children with developmental dyslexia and learning disabilities, with a special interest on cross-linguistic perspectives in the acquisition of morphology on students with typical and atypical literacy development.