Dr. Alevriadou is Full Professor of Psychology of Special Education at the University of Western Macedonia. She holds a BSc Degree in Psychology and a MSc Degree in Cognitive Psychology with special emphasis on the cognitive functions of children with disabilities. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on the visuospatial abilities of children with intellectual disabilities (ID). She is Director of the postgraduate program “Bilingual Special (Inclusive) Education” at the University of Western Macedonia (2016 - present). She is Vice–Rector of Student’s Affairs and Postgraduate Studies at the same University. She has co-authored more than 150 papers in international journals and conferences as well as book chapters. She is also the co-author of four educational books about genetic syndromes and ID. Her research interests are individuals with ID and the barriers they face in developing choice-making skills and moving from school to the community/job market.
Her Fulbright project, by joining the faculty/researchers at the Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University, where dedicated members of the Center are already working on providing more choices and experiences to people with ID, is focused on how to best teach critical thinking and employment skills to students/youth with ID. Upon her return in Greece, she will advocate for the expansion of Transition and Vocational Training Programs as paths to employment for Greek youth with ID.