Imperial College London


Central FacultyCentre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Italian Lecturer / Course Organiser



+44 (0)20 7594 8767s.lecoeur




S305Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






  • Doctorate in Italian-Greek Social History during the Second World War. PhD title :  The Socio-Economic Impact of the Italian Occupation of Syros, 1941-43.  Supervisor: Prof. Mark Mazower. Birkbeck College.
  • MA in Social History of Working Class Movements in the 19th and 20th Centuries, from the LSE.
  • BA Hons. in Modern Languages, Politics and History, University of Westminster.

Teaching and other responsibilities:

  • Teaching Italian Language and coordinating the  Italian language section.
  • Managing the Pairs Scheme to link language partners across the College.
  • Participating in the activities and research seminars of the Centre for Co-Curricualr Studies.

Research Interests and Activities

Research Grants from University of Westminster Developmental Fund for work on language teaching methodology and from Imperial College to investigate computer programmes for language teaching.
Financial support from the College for research trips abroad, during the course of research for the PhD and subsequent book based on the Thesis.



Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II (International Library of War Studies) published by
I B Tauris 2009

Paperback version of Mussolini's Greek Island due to be published by  IB Tauris 2014

Greek version of Mussolini's  Greek Island Το Νισι του Μυσολινι published by Alexandria Publications, Athens 2013


Current research interests:

Research and filming for a documentary film with interviews and supporting footage shot on location in Greece.
A Basket of Food. Greece in the 1940s

To be distributed in 2015. The film has been shown in numerous universities and at the Hellenic Institute London.


Future documentary research and production of a film on the subject of:
Contemporary Greece and the sovreign debt crisis.

Conference papers on Italo-Greek relations in World War II, memory and how memories of the war have affected attitudes to the present crisis.