Professor Chris Kyriacou

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Biography

My first degree was in psychology. I then completed a PGCE, and taught mathematics in a London comprehensive school. I then completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge on the topic of teacher stress. My teaching focuses on psychological aspects of teaching and learning in schools. I am a Professor in Educational Psychology and am currently the Director for Research Programmes.

Research

Overview

I am particularly interested in researching aspects of effective teaching, the experience of being a teacher, and helping troubled pupils.

Research group(s)

Supervision

Recent PhD studies I have supervised include research on the following topics:

  • teachers' job satisfaction and motivation
  • teachers' professional development
  • teachers' instructional quality
  • pupil motivation
  • beginning teachers’ expectations
  • pupils coping with a bereavement
  • child protection
  • gifted pupils
  • school exclusions
  • bullying

External activities

Memberships

I am a member of the British Educational Research Association, the British Psychological Society, and the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.

Consultancy

I have conducted four systematic reviews of the literature on aspects of mathematics teaching and learning in schools.

International Links

I am currently conducting collaborative research with colleagues in Brazil, Japan, Norway and Saudi Arabia.

Invited talks and conferences

I recently gave an invited talk about my research on 'Cyberbullying in Schools' to the All Party Parliamentary Group on bullying.

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Contact details

D/L/210
Department of Education
University of York
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323464