Dr Christos Dimitriadis

School: Education

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary)



Christos Dimitriadis joined Kingston University in October 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Education. He is the Course Leader for the Masters of Research (Education) (MRes Ed) and Postgraduate Teaching Coordinator. He also works in the EdD and ITE (Primary Mathematics) programmes. His 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 he moved to Kingston University, Christos worked at Plymouth University as a Lecturer in Education with a specialism in primary mathematics.

Previous work experience includes teaching for more than 20 years in various primary schools in Greece and the UK.

Christos is a peer reviewer in the following international academic journals:
- Gifted Child Quarterly
- 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)

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Developing Mathematical Giftedness, Brunel University, West London
  • MA, Education (Primary Education), Brunel University, West London
  • Degree, Pedagogical Studies, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Degree, Primary Education, Pedagogical Academy of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professional experience

  • 2015 - present
    Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary), Kingston University London
  • 2013 - 2015
    Lecturer in Education (Primary Mathematics), Plymouth University
  • 2010 - 2012
    Teacher, Greek Primary School of London, Ealing, UK
  • 2006 - 2010
    Part-time/supply teacher, Various primary schools in London, UK
  • 2005 - 2006
    Teacher, 3rd Primary School of Vrilissia, Greece
  • 2000 - 2005
    Teacher, Greek Primary School of London, Ealing, UK
  • 1985 - 2000
    Teacher, Various primary schools in Greece (including a special needs school in 1999-2000)

Professional registration and membership

  • English Qualified Teacher Status (Ref. No: 1432726), General Teaching Council for England (GTC)
  • Member, Hellenic Society for the Educational provision for the Creative/Gifted/Talented Children and Adolescents, Greece

Research interests

Gifted education; mathematics education; curriculum provision; thinking skills and teaching thinking; creativity; teacher's professional development.

Grants and funding

  • 2015
    Project title: "Provision for the highly able student of mathematics in primary classrooms". This project was funded by Plymouth University. It was a pilot study involving a survey in four South West LEAs (Plymouth, Torbay, Devon, and Cornwall). The study aimed to investigate whether and how primary-school teachers recognise the students with high mathematical potential (not simply achievement), understand their needs (both academic and emotional), and effectively cater for them.


Number of items: 9.


Dimitriadis, Christos and Georgeson, Jan (2017) Provision for mathematically able children in primary schools: a review of practice five years after England dropped the gifted and talented initiative. Educational Review, ISSN (print) 0013-1911 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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 (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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