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About Irene Kleanthous

Irene completed her PhD studies in Mathematics Education at the University of Manchester in 2012. She explored adolescent students’ dispositions towards mathematics and perceptions of parental influence, applying Bourdieu’s theory and using mixed research methods in her thesis. Her doctoral studies were funded by the School of Education (University of Manchester) and the A.G. Leventis Foundation (Cyprus). She was involved in various research projects at the University of Manchester where she worked as a Research Assistant. Irene’s most recent academic position was at the European University of Cyprus where she taught educational research methods and didactics of mathematics for the BEd in Primary Education. You can contact Irene direct at