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Dr Christos Dimitriadis

Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary)


I joined Kingston University in October 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary). I am the Course Leader for the Masters of Research (Education) / MRes (Ed). I also work in the EdD and Teacher Training programmes. My role involves course and module leadership, teaching, supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and doctoral students, supervising student teachers at schools, offering pastoral support, and conducting research. 

Before I moved to Kingston University, 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. 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Externally, I work as a peer reviewer for the following international academic journals:

  • Gifted Child Quarterly
  • International Journal of Inclusive Education
  • Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
  • Journal of Education and Training Studies
  • The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (IJTME)

Areas of specialism

  • Developing mathematical giftedness
  • Creativity, thinking skills and teaching thinking
  • Critical evaluation of school provision for highly and exceptionally able children


  • PhD in Developing Mathematical Giftedness, Brunel University, West London, UK, 21/12/2010
  • MA in Education (Primary Education), Brunel University, West London, UK, 14/07/2005
  • Degree in Pedagogical Studies (Primary Education), Pedagogical Department of Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 22/11/1999
  • Degree in Primary Education, Pedagogical Academy of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 30/06/1983

Professional membership

  • Member of European Council for High Ability (ECHA), Netherlands.
  • Member of Hellenic Society for the Educational provision for the Creative/Gifted/Talented Children and Adolescents, Greece.


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:

  • "Twice-Exceptional Students of Mathematics in Primary Schools"
  • "BSc Nursing students' experiences of the math test as part of the university's selection process"

Current Supervision of Doctoral Research Projects:

  • "Teacher Transition in International Schools: A narrative enquiry into the experiences and perceived needs of international school educators", EdD, First Supervisor, School of Education, Kingston University, London, UK.
  • "Teacher Professional Identity in Further Education", EdD, Second Supervisor, School of Education, Kingston University, London, UK.
  • "Factors Behind Mathematics Achievement for Freshmen Students at a Mathematics Foundation Program in Kuwait", PhD, Second Supervisor, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK.


Number of items: 10.


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

Conference or Workshop Item

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)

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