Iro joined the Education Development Unit at Imperial College in 2016. Iro holds a first degree in Neuropsychology, an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology, a PGDip in Experimental Psychology, a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience (City University of London), and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Iro is a member of Imperial's Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship, and her research interests include: educational neuroscience, educational psychology, individual variability in learning, lab-based teaching, signature pedagogies, inclusive/Universal curriculum design, and the inter-sectionality between online and face-to-face teaching approaches.
STAR Framework (HEA accredited scheme for Imperial College London)
Iro heads the STAR framework, which offers flexible pathways towards Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, and Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy to Imperial College London staff able to evidence a commitment to best practice in teaching and learning.
Masters in University Learning and Teaching (MEd in ULT)
Iro is Course Director of the MEd in ULT, is module lead for the core module How Students Learn at the PGCert level, and teaches sessions on the Biological Basis of Learning, and on Developing an Inclusive Practice at the PGDip level. Iro also contributes sessions on quantitative research methodology for the MEd in Surgical Education.
Iro supervises students across all levels of the MEd in ULT.
Vassiliki (Vily) Papageorgiou (2018-present)
Iro leads on the following workshops:
- Introduction to Making Teaching More Inclusive
- Practical Guide to Lab-Based Teaching
- Practical Guide to One-Off Teaching
- Introduction to the STAR Framework - Senior HEA Fellowship