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I am an Associate Professor in Education: Research and Learning and Teaching, School Co-Director of Research, and Programme Leader of the Doctor of Education (EdD) at the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work. I joined Kingston University in October 2015. 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 research, course and 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 and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.
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. My research on gifted education has recently focused on twice-exceptional students and their educational needs and underachievement in mathematics.
My research focuses on mathematics education and gifted education, including the nature and development of mathematical giftedness, twice-exceptionality, underachievement in mathematics, thinking skills, creativity, and curriculum provision.
Current Research Projects:
Hammad, Sali, Graham, Ted, Dimitriadis, Christos and Taylor, Annette (2022) Effects of a successful mathematics classroom framework on students' mathematics self-efficacy, motivation, and achievement : a case study with freshmen students at a university foundation programme in Kuwait. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 53(6), pp. 1502-1527. ISSN (print) 0020-739X
Hammad, Sali, Dimitriadis, Christos and Graham, Ted (2021) Using concepts maps in a foundation mathematics course : what have we learnt? Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 17(2), em1943. ISSN (print) 1305-8215
Dimitriadis, Christos, Georgeson, Jan, Paliokosta, Panagiota and Van Herwegen, Jo (2021) Twice-exceptional students of mathematics : what do the teachers know? Roeper Review, 43(2), pp. 99-111. ISSN (print) 0278-3193
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
Dimitriadis, Christos (2022) Students with special educational needs : the attainment gap. In: Done, E.J. and Knowler, H., (eds.) International perspectives on exclusionary pressures in education : how inclusion became exclusion. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press)
Hammad, Sali, Hunter, Gordon and Dimitriadis, Christos (2021) The experiences of teaching mathematics to college students during a pandemic situation : preliminary results from a comparative study between the UK and Kuwait. In: CETL-MSOR 2021 Conference : Celebrating our Past, Embracing our Future; 02 - 03 Sep 2021, Coventry, U.K.. (Unpublished)
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)