BIO

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Dr Nandia Tomasidou is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Education. She received a Bachelor Degree in Education Sciences (University of Cyprus) and a Masters Degree in Drama and Theatre Education with a distinction (University of Warwick).

She holds a PhD in Education (University of Warwick). She lectures for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Universities in Cyprus and abroad.

She has presented her research work in international conferences and has published chapters of her thesis in academic journals. 

She has designed and implemented Drama and Theatre Education programs for schools and museums, which have been approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports.

She collaborates with the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation for the evaluation of educational programs.

She regularly holds seminars for educators through the Cyprus Theatre Organisation and other organisations. She has served as a Vice President for the International Drama Education Association (IDEA) Cyprus Board.

She has worked as a TV presenter and a reporter for CYBC. In 2013, she founded her own Youth Theatre for children and teenagers. The Youth Theatre’s philosophy is aligned with the ideas presented in her doctoral thesis; the promotion of emotional, social and educational well-being through drama and the arts. She is now in the process of publishing her monograph on pursuing happiness through the arts.