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Research Biography

Stella Vosniadou is Strategic Professor in the School of Education. In previous academic appointments she served as Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Chair of the Cognitive Science Division, and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science in the Department of Philosophy and History of Scinece, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Vosniadou has more than 150 publications including authored and edited books and articles in refereed journal and edited volumes in the areas of cognitive development, cognitive psychology, conceptual change, and learning science and mathematics. She is well known internationally for her research for which she received the 2011 Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development Award by the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and of the International Academy of Education, and a frequent keynote speaker in International Conferences, Professor Vosniadou is the current editor of the 'Educational Practices Series' a publication of the International Academy of Education and of the International Bureau of Education of the UNESCO, and serves on the editorial board of five international journals, including the Educational Psychologist, Mathematical Learning and Thinking, and Human Development.

Research Interests

Research interests are in the area of  Learning and Conceptual development, particularly in science and mathematics. Science and mathematics assessment and education. Self-regulated learning and its application in school settings. Initial teacher education and teacher thinking and learning.

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • Science education; scientific epistemology; scientific thinking and reasoning (University of Hong Kong) (1)

Supervisory Interests

  • Learning and teaching
  • Cognitive processes
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognitive psychology and educational practice
  • Science education
  • Mathematics education
  • Educational psychology
  • Teacher education
  • Learning and instruction
  • Self-directed learning
  • Education, science


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