Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Research Associate







603Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Vasiliki is currently completing her Doctoral Research at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London (ICL) pursuing her research in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from a systems thinking perspective, with special emphasis on the development and assessment of sustainability competences. She works as member of Dr. Voulvoulis's research group. She received a prestigious President’s PhD Scholarship from ICL to fund her research and is also member of the President’s PhD Scholars Committee. She also holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Science and Environmental Education from the University of Athens with research focus on Environmental Radioactivity, Ecology and Project-based learning. 

Vasiliki is coordinating the ESD research topic at CEP that consists of researchers actively investigating teaching, learning and assessment in the field of Higher Education for Sustainable Development. She is also PhD representative for Year 4 President's PhD Scholars as well as member of the London Regional Centre for Expertise on ESD, Athena SWAN committee of CEP, Climate Cares initiative and COP26 Universities Network.

She is an experienced Science Teacher with almost ten years’ experience teaching in Greek public secondary schools and has been ESD coordinator and teacher trainer in a large school district in Athens Greece for three years. She has been visiting teacher at the European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS) of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Germany. She is member of the Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS) and Focus on Sustainability (FoS) Subcommittees of Materials Research Society and has adapted the IMOS course modules for secondary school implementation and teacher training. She has published her research in Scientific and Educational Journals and is also reviewer of publications for conferences and Journals in the field of Education and Sustainability.

Vasiliki also contributes to the Teaching and Assessment of Undergradute Students of the Department of Life Sciences as an assistant Teaching Fellow, specifically in the modules Evolution and Diversity, Ecology and Evolution and Ecology Field Skills. She has also worked as graduate Teaching Assistant for the Master's course Environmental Technology of CEP and Sustainable Design of the Dyson School of Design Engineering.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kioupi V, Voulvoulis N, 2020, Sustainable development goals (SDGs): assessing the contribution of higher education programmes, Sustainability, Vol:12, ISSN:2071-1050, Pages:6701-6701

Kioupi V, Voulvoulis N, 2019, Education for sustainable development: A systemic framework for connecting the SDGs to educational outcomes, Sustainability, Vol:11, ISSN:2071-1050, Pages:1-18

Kioupi V, 2018, Taking IMOS on the road—to Greece, MRS Bulletin, Vol:43, ISSN:0883-7694, Pages:384-386

Kioupi V, 2018, Using Elements of the Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS) Course to demonstrate the potential of a systems approach in Sustainability Education in Greek Secondary Schools, Mrs Advances, Vol:3, Pages:609-617

Kioupi V, Arianoutsou M, 2016, Greek Students Research the Effects of Fire on the Soil System through Project-based Learning, Journal of Biological Education, Vol:50, ISSN:0021-9266, Pages:304-319

Kioupi V, Florou H, Kapsanaki-Gotsi E, et al., 2016, Bioaccumulation of the artificial Cs-137 and the natural radionuclides Th-234, Ra-226, and K-40 in the fruit bodies of Basidiomycetes in Greece, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol:23, ISSN:0944-1344, Pages:613-624

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