Myrto Nikolopoulou recently completed her PhD at the University of Roehampton (2019). Her research focuses on young people’s online social media practices and their implications to students’ identities and future aspirations.
Her academic background has been developed in the field of Education, by completing her Master studies in Lifelong Learning at the UCL Institute of Education and her BA studies in Primary School Education at the Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Her research interests have evolved around issues of social inequalities and education. Her master’s thesis Adult Education as a means of educating socially vulnerable groups: The case of Greek Second Chance Schools (2012) explored the learning experiences of Greek Second Chance Schools’ students, whereas her PhD thesis is exploring the implications of online social media practices among young students from different socio-economic groups.
Myrto was also involved in the activities of the RISE research centre at the University of Roehampton, as a theme leader in Virtual Pedagogies.