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Ioanna Palaiologou is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with specialism on cognitive and developmental psychology and was appointed as Associate Fellow of BPS in 2015. She is also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. She has worked as both university academic and child psychologist for more than 20 years and joined the School of Education (Psychology in Education), University of Bristol in December 2021. 

She is currently Associate Professor (Psychology in Education) and Senior Tutor  for the School of Education.

Her main research interests focus on child development and its applicability, especially in early childhood education, ethics and the role of digital technologies on development and pedagogy. In 2017 EECERA annual conference she was awarded best published paper for 2016 in the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal for her paper: Children under five and digital technologies: implications for early years pedagogy

External positions

External Examiner, University College Dublin


Coordinator of Special Interest Group (SIG) on Transforming Assessment, Evaluation, Documentation in Early Childhood Pedagogy, European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA)

Co-convenor for Network 25 Research in Children's Rights, European Education Research Association

External examiner, University College Cork

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • SoE Centre for Psychological Approaches for Studying Education


  • digital technologies
  • child development
  • ethics
  • participatory methods


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