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Papadopoulou, Theodora, Ph.D.
Programme Manager, Special Education Courses & Linguist –Lecturer at Greenwich BA & MA Programmes
New York College, Athens, Greece

Theodora Papadopoulou received a PhD in Cognitive Sciences and Psychology from the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, 2010. The title of her dissertation is entitled 'The concept of prototype and family resemblance in Cognitive Semantics. Experimental Study''  .

Theodora Papadopoulou studied English Literature at South-West University Neofit Rilsky in Bulgaria where she was awarded a BA and MA in English Literature. She continued her research in memory nets and cognitive models at SWU Neofit Rilsky but she concluded her PhD at NBU, Sofia.

She has also specialised in Special Education and she holds a certificate from the Kapodistrian University of Athens after completing a one-year specialisation which involved research work as well. She also holds a certificate in Intercultural Education from the University of Ioannina, Greece. Her dissertation was or racism. Before joining New York College in 2008, she was a Coordinator of Special Education Courses designed for teachers and psychologists and an EFL teacher.

Theodora Papadopoulou has also been working as a teacher trainer and has conducted numerous seminars and lectures in Greece and Europe. She has participated in International and European Congresses and is an active member of the research community of NBU. She believes in life-long learning and in the inalienable right of every individual to be taught in a welcoming and fruitful environment that will help him/her develop his/her abilities.