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Myrofora (Myrto) joined KCL as a research assistant in the RE-STAR programme in 2021.

She received her BA (Hons.) in Primary Education Studies from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and MA in Educational Psychology from UCL, institute of Education (United Kingdom). In 2021, she completed her PhD in Educational Psychology at UCL, Institute of Education.

Myrto’s research interests are in the areas of motivation, learning/reading, and wellbeing during childhood and adolescence. She is particularly interested in understanding what classroom-based practices could support the motivation and reading of both neurotypical and neurodivergent young people.

Myrto has delivered seminars and lectures in the areas of childhood disabilities, mental health and education, cognitive and developmental psychology, statistics, and methodology. In 2020, she received a UCL Train and Engage Award to co-lead a series of public engagement activities around school wellbeing with children, teachers, and parents. In 2019, Myrto received the Student’s Union Academic Representative of the Year award for UCL, Institute of Education.

Research Interests

  • Motivation
  • Learning/Reading
  • School wellbeing
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Mixed-methods approaches
  • Participatory research
  • Public engagement/involvement

Research Groups

Myrto is a key member of the IOE Group for Research in Relationships and NeuroDiversity (GRRAND), founded by Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou (website link:


Myrto is also a member of KCL’s ExPAND research group


Kakoulidou, M., Le Cornu Knight, F., Filippi, R., & Hurry, J. (2021). The effects of choice on the reading comprehension and enjoyment of children with severe inattention and no attentional difficulties. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 49, 1403-1417.