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Olga Fotakopoulou

Appointed as a lecturer in Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Birmingham City University, she took office in early September 2012. This is a significant achievement in her academic and research career, following the sponsorship she received from the Onassis Foundation for her postgraduate research entitled Children's and adolescents' attitudes towards contemporary bioethical issues, which is at present ongoing.

Olga Fotakopoulou holds a degree in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT), as well as a postgraduate degree in Experimental-Cognitive Psychology. At the same university and on a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, she wrote her doctoral thesis on Developmental aspects of political reasoning.

Since 2001, she has been working as a researcher on the Multicultural Research Programme "The influence of the mother tongue on the perception of time and space in children, adolescents and adults" (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the Max Planck Institute). She has also taken part in the European Programme EQUAL, in the Programme for the Promotion of Mental Health in Adolescents suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, in the Interdepartmental Undergraduate Study Programme on matters of Gender and Equality (AUT), in the Pythagoras Research programme (AUT), in the Integration of Repatriated Persons and Foreigners in Primary Education programme (Athens University), in the Linnæus International Project on Integrative Approaches within Teacher Education (Linnæus University, Sweden), as well as in the Educating Repatriated and Foreign Students programme (AUT).

She is a member, among others, of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction), the International Society of Political Psychology, the Hellenic Psychological Society and the Hellenic Society of Behavioural Research. She has attended numerous international and Greek conferences and has published papers in international and Greek scientific journals.