Dr Lila Kossyvaki is a lecturer in Severe Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN) at the School of Education. She is also a member of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER).
Lila is a chartered psychologist and a SEN teacher. She has a strong interest in school and home-based interventions to promote social communication and play skills in children with autism and learning disabilities. She primarily uses participatory action research designs working in close partnerships with participants in real world settings. Lila has worked on a number of research projects exploring Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in children with autism. She has also worked as a Regional Tutor in the Autism DE courses supervising students from undergraduate to Masters levels.
Before she commenced her PhD, she worked for a research centre of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and as a lecturer at the Public Institute of Vocational Training (Greece). Lila has also worked in special schools and day care settings in the UK and in Greece. During her PhD studies she worked as an academic and social support worker for the disability and learning support services at the University of Birmingham. She is currently a governor in charge of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Hamilton School.