I joined Kingston University in October 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary). Before I moved to Kingston, I worked at Plymouth University as a Lecturer in Education with a specialism in primary mathematics. Before that, I was a primary school teacher for more than 20 years in various primary schools in Greece and the UK.
My current role involves course leadership (Course Leader of the Doctor of Education Programme), module leadership, teaching, supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and doctoral students (EdD and PhD), conducting research, leading research projects and research grant applications, and supporting the research activity within the School of Education and Faculty.
My research activity combines two complex areas: mathematics education and gifted education. It concerns issues regarding teaching and learning mathematics at higher cognitive levels for raising the achievement of all students, issues about nurturing mathematical promise, and issues regarding educating students with exceptional abilities and complex needs. My research in the area of gifted and mathematics education has been exploring school practice in primary schools since 2008. Recently, my research on gifted education has focused on twice-exceptional students and their educational needs.
My research focuses on the nature and development of mathematical giftedness, gifted education, twice-exceptionality, mathematics education (primary), thinking skills, creativity, and curriculum provision.
Current Research Projects:
Dimitriadis, Christos and Georgeson, Jan (2018) Provision for mathematically able children in primary schools: a review of practice five years after England dropped the gifted and talented initiative. Educational Review, 70(3), pp. 358-380. ISSN (print) 0013-1911
Dimitriadis, Christos (2016) Gifted programs cannot be successful without gifted research and theory : evidence from practice with gifted students of mathematics. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 39(3), pp. 221-236. ISSN (print) 0162-3532
Dimitriadis, Christos (2016) Nurturing mathematical promise in a regular elementary classroom: Exploring the role of the teacher and classroom environment. Roeper Review, 38(2), pp. 107-122. ISSN (print) 0278-3193
Dimitriadis, Christos (2012) How are schools in England addressing the needs of mathematically gifted children in primary classrooms? A review of practice. Gifted Child Quarterly, 56(2), pp. 59-76. ISSN (print) 0016-9862
Dimitriadis, Christos (2012) Provision for mathematically gifted children in primary schools: an investigation of four different methods of organisational provision. Educational Review, 64(2), pp. 241-260. ISSN (print) 0013-1911
Dimitriadis, Christos (2011) Developing mathematical ability in primary school through a ‘pull-out’ programme: a case study. Education 3-13, 39(5), pp. 467-482. ISSN (print) 0300-4279
Dimitriadis, Christos (2013) Developing mathematical giftedness within primary schools: A study of strategies for educating children who are gifted in mathematics. Lambert Academic Publishing. 432p. ISBN 9783659503283
Ooms, Ann, Gale, Julia, Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne [Contributor], Dimitriadis, Christos [Contributor], Elcock, Karen [Contributor] and Paget, Kris [Contributor] (2019) Mathematics anxiety amongst nursing students. In: World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare [WCNH-2019] : Exploring Latest Innovations in Nursing & Healthcare; 09-11 Sep 2019, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)
Dimitriadis, Christos and Georgeson, Jan (2017) Provision for mathematically promising children in primary schools : a review of practice five years after England dropped the Gifted and Talented Initiative. In: Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology; 03-05 Jul 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)
Dimitriadis, Christos (2015) Why having provision for the gifted student of mathematics without a theory, research-based framework and without specialized knowledge creates more problems than it solves. In: 21st World Conference: Educating Gifted and Talented Children - Turning Research into Practice; 10-14 Aug 2015, Odense, Denmark. (Unpublished)
Dimitriadis, Christos (2014) Educating the gifted student of mathematics in primary schools: What works in practice. In: The 11th International Conference on: Excellence in Education: The Creativity – Innovation Challenge; 07-10 Jul 2014, Paris, France. (Unpublished)