Dr Olga Fotakopoulou


Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Athena Swan Lead.

School of Social Sciences
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Olga is a developmental psychologist and is interested in human development from birth to adolescence with a special interest in socio-cognitive, emotional and pro-social development. She has worked as a researcher of children’s development since 2004 and as a counsellor in various educational and clinical settings.

Olga has been teaching and leading different modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in her capacity as a lecturer in Developmental and Educational Psychology. She has always been interested in advancing students’ development according to their personal needs and to prepare them with skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity.

Olga leads the Lifespan Development module (PSY 7061), offered to MSc students and delivered entirely online in two semesters. She also leads the MSc Psychology Dissertation (PSY 7057) in the spring semester. Olga contributes to the Educational Psychology module (PSY 5026) which is offered to Level 5 students.

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Postgraduate Supervision
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