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Doctor Charis Voutsina

Doctor Charis Voutsina

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Early and Primary Mathematics Education
  • Learning and Teaching issues in the Early and Primary School Years 
  • Teacher Education and Development

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Charis specialises in Early and Primary Mathematics Education with expertise in the teaching and learning of early mathematics concepts, the development of mathematical reasoning and problem solving strategies, and children’s understanding and use of mathematical symbols. She also has an interest in researching the initial and continuing professional development of teachers. Charis has expertise in the use of qualitative methods within different research designs such as, case studies, microgenetic research, longitudinal qualitative studies, and phenomenography. She has supervised more than 10 doctoral research projects to successful completion.

Roles and responsibilities include:

Doctoral Programme Director (2022 - present)

Doctoral Programme Associate Director and PGR Admissions Tutor (2021-2022)

Member of the Faculty of Social Sciences Ethics Committee - Ethics reviewer (2017-2021)

Advanced Programmes and MSc Education Programme Director (2015-2017)

MSc Education Admissions Tutor (2013-2017)

Charis is a member of the Editorial Board for the academic journal Research in Mathematics Education (RME), as well as a member of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) and the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).

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