Dr. Katerina Mavrou

Dr. Katerina Mavrou is an Associate Professor in Inclusive Education and Assistive Technology at the European University Cyprus, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in inclusive education policy and practice and course of technology and disability, at the Department of Education Sciences and the Department of Health Sciences. She holds a PhD in Technology and Inclusive Education, from the University of Birmingham. She has prior experience as a special education teacher and as an assistive technology coordinator at the Cyprus Ministry of Education. Her research interests focus on assistive technology and inclusive education policy and practice, and universal design for learning. She is actively involved in European and global projects, associations and initiatives especially for promoting human rights for disability, accessibility, digital inclusion and assistive technology. She is a Past-President of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), one of the founding members of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organization (GAATO).  She is also actively involved in initiatives (of the World Health Organization GATE & GREAT), working towards the development of the policy and research agenda for promoting assistive technology as a priority in low-income countries.  Further, she is the Cyprus National Contact Person of EASTIN (Global Assistive Technology Information Network) and has been the national expert at the European Disability Expertise (EU) and the AccessibleEU Centre of the European Commission.  She participates and leads the local research teams of several funded projects listed in the Project page of MRU2.  Her publication record includes peer reviewed journal papers, book chapters and reports, scientific encyclopaedia entries, policy position papers, and edited book volumes.

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