Michalis  Kontopodis Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Michalis Kontopodis

Senior Lecturer/ Director of MSc Psychology & Education
University of Sheffield

Dr Michalis Kontopodis’s research explores the differences & similarities in the everyday lives of today’s young people in a variety of off-/ online, urban or countryside, educational and community settings around the globe. Located in places as diverse as Athens, Berlin, California, Porto Alegre or the indigenous Amazon, his research aims to tackle educational and social inequalities and global issues associated with today’s ecological, financial and geopolitical crises.


Dr Michalis Kontopodis is the Director of Internationalisation of the School of Education, fellow of the Higher Education Academy, core member of the Sheffield Centre for Critical Psychology and Education, fellow of the Sheffield Institute for International Development and member of the steering committee of the Sheffield Digital Society Network.

He has served as an expert evaluator of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program of the European Union, the Danish Council for Independent Research, and the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (National Council of Scientific and Technological Development) in Brazil. He was the Secretary of the International Society for Cultural-historical & Activity Research from 2008 to 2011 and is a member of the British Educational Research Association and the German Society for Educational Science/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft. Dr Kontopodis is co-editor of Outlines: Critical Practice Studies as well as member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychology & Education and of the Brazilian academic journal Educação em Foco.

Michalis Kontopodis accomplished his PhD in 2007 at the Free University Berlin and has since then held the following positions:

Roehampton University London, Senior Lecturer (2014-1016)
Escuela Normal del Estado, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (visiting professor, 2014)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands (assistant professor, 2012-2014)
Pontíficia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (visiting professor)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (visiting professor, 2010)
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russia (visiting scholar, regularly 2010-2012)
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (post-doc researcher, 2011-2012)
City University of New York, US (visiting scholar, 2009)
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (post-doc researcher, 2007-2010)

Dr Michalis Kontopodis speaks and publishes in English, French, German, Greek, Spanish and Portuguese; He welcomes potential PhD students interested in youth studies, critical psychology, global education and/or media research to contact him and discuss their ideas and research proposals.



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 Featured Title - Global Youth in Digital Trajectories - Kontopodis - 1st Edition book cover


Landless Children

Published: Nov 30, 1999