Maria Kallia


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Biographical details


Current Position

I currently work as a post-doc researcher at Radboud University in Netherlands.

At the same time, I am a PhD student at King's College London under the supervision of Dr Sue Sentance. My PhD is in the field of Computer Science Education and my research interests focus on the pedagogy of computer programming. As a PhD student, I am currently investigating threshold concepts in computer programming at school level. For more information on my current work visit page:


Previous studies and work experience

Prior to my PhD, I worked as a computing teacher for six years in Greece where I taught Pascal and Java to high school students and Informatics in Vocational schools and Second Chance schools.

My previous studies include a Masters in Education at the University of Roehampton,  a Masters in Information Systems at Athens University of Economics and Business where I also completed my undergraduate degree (Bsc) in Informatics.


Professional Activities

- I serve(d) as a reviewer for the following international journals and conferences:

  • Computers in Human Behaviour - Elsevier (Outstanding reviewer Award)
  • SIGSCE '18

- Organising comittee for the ECS Spring Doctoral Conference 2017
- Assessor for King’s Experience Awards 2018
- Assessor for MA Dissertations



Education/Academic qualification

Education, Master of Education, The effects of computer programming on students' problem solving, reasoning skills and self-efficacy in Mathematics, University of Roehampton


Award Date: 1 Sept 2014

Informatics, Master in Science, Test Data generation with concolic and symbolic execution


Award Date: 31 Dec 2009

Informatics, Bachelor of Science


Award Date: 28 Aug 2008

External positions

Computer Science Teacher in Greek secondary public school

28 Nov 201530 Jun 2016

Computer Science Teacher in Vocational Education School

13 Oct 201031 May 2011

Teacher of Computer Programming in Private Tutoring School for National Exams

5 Oct 201030 Jun 2016

Computer Science Teacher in the Institution of Continuing Adult Education

5 Oct 201030 Jun 2015


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