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Dr Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History (Greek History and Culture)


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I was born, grew up and completed by BA in Crete, Greece. I trained in Greek (Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine) Archaeology, Classics and Western History of Art. I gained my BA at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Greece. I subsequently gained my MA and my PhD at the (then) Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol, UK.

I have been practising (excavations, artefact studies, museum work, publications, conferencing, outreach) for over twenty years and have diverse research interests. These include material culture studies, archaeologies of the body, reception studies and international education. Through my work and collaborations, I have also attracted a range of project funding, as well as seized opportunities for the dissemination of my research. As a researcher, I have always tried to explore the human condition in the past and present, almost always through an interdisciplinary perspective. As an educator, I have always tried to enthuse others, as well as apply multimodality in my teaching practices.   

During my career, I worked at/for the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Kent, Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Durham, Humboldt and Cincinnati before joining the University of Exeter in 2018. I have also collaborated with numerous museums, collections and colleagues in Greece, the UK, Germany, Ireland, France, and the USA, among others. 

Apart from my Lectureship in Classics and Ancient History (Greek History and Culture) at the University of Exeter, I am also an Honorary Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Durham, UK. In addition, I currently lecture in History and Archaeology at the Continuing Education Departments of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, among other institutions. Finally, I am working on the co-edited publication of the last major project I was involved with, 'Travelling Thrones / Replica Knowledge' (Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany). This volume incorporates the results of the research project, as well as the associated exhibition and conference.

Research interests

My research interests and outputs revolve around four broad themes:


A. Material culture studies: these include extensive fieldwork and museum work, often focusing on prehistoric ceramics, figurines, and cross-material themes, such as religion. They also include the construction and epistemology of artefact databases. 

Specific projects I am/have been involved with in this area include:

  • 'Miniature Vessels in Minoan Crete' (2006-date). Principal Investigator. Partly sponsored by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP).
  • The 'Petras Minoan Palace and Cemetery' publication project (2007-date). Project member, Principal Investigator for miniature and plastic vessels, as well as all figurines. Partly sponsored by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP).
  • The 'Galatas Minoan Palace and City' publication project (2009-date). Project member, Principal Investigator for Middle Minoan pottery and miniature vessels. Partly sponsored by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) and the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust.


B. Archaeologies of the Body: these include investigations into human-artefact networks, as well as constructs of the human body, e.g. through physical treatment, as well as artistic and other representation.

Specific projects I am/have been involved with in this area include:

  • 'Conceptualising the Minoan Human Body' (2009-date). Principal Investigator. Partly sponsored by the Margo Tytus Research Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, USA.


C. Reception of (Greek) Archaeology: this includes research into the multifaceted identities of ancient material culture in subsequent contexts (principally 19th-21st c. CE), with special focus on its role in education, nationalism and popular discourse.

Specific projects I am/have been involved with in this area include:

  • 'Thronfolger/Replikenwissen' ('Travelling Thrones / Replica Knowledge'), 2016-2017 (18 months). International Research Fellow; Permanent Fellow, Cluster of Excellence 'Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory', Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. A research and exhibition project at the Tieranatomisches Theater Exhibition Research Lab, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Funded by the International Museum Fellowship programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (KSB) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. The project manager was Felix Sattler.


D. International Education: these include international education and cultural heritage, distance learning, Intergenerational learning, school-university transition, as well as cultural representation in educational contexts.

Specific projects I have been involved with in this area include:

  • ‘Directory of International Education Practitioners and Researchers’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team.  Team Leader (2007-2009).
  • ‘International Education and Cultural Heritage’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team. Personal Project, Team Leader (2003-2009).
  • ‘Practitioner Research Project’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team (2003-2006).
  • ‘School-University Transition Study’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team (2003-2006).       
  • ‘Finland Distance Teaching Project’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team (2003-2006).        
  • ‘Interactive Intergenerational Research Project’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team (2003-2006).    
  • ‘CfBT E-learning research project’ (international project), International Baccalaureate Research Team, CfBT (Centre for British Teachers) (2003-2006).   


A list of my publications and conference presentations, grouped under these three themes, can be found in my personal webpage, as well as my page. I also have my own YouTube channel, which contains videos of my own research, as well as others relevant to my research and teaching interests.


Here is a selection of publications:



  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Sattler F., Angermüller K. (eds.) in preparation, Replica Knowledge: An Archaeology of the Multiple Past. [conference proceedings and exhibition catalogue].
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stefanou E. (eds.) 2012, From Archaeology to Archaeologies: the ‘Other’ Past, British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series 2409, ISBN 9781407310077.
  • Simandiraki A. 2002, Middle Minoan III Pottery from Building B of the Mount Juktas Peak Sanctuary, Crete, and a general re-assessment of the Middle Minoan III Period, Philosophy Doctorate in Minoan Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol. Advisor: Prof. P.M. Warren.




The Human Body in Antiquity


  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, ‘Illusion in Minoan Religion’, Journal of Prehistoric Religion XXVI: 35-46.
  • Tsipopoulou M, Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘Cycladic figurines and pottery from Petras, Siteia’, in Stampolidis N.C, Sotirakopoulou P. (eds.), Cycladica In Crete: Cycladic And Cycladicizing Figurines Within Their Archaeological Context, Proceedings of the International Symposium, Μuseum of Cycladic Art, Αthens, 1-2 Οctober 2015, Athens: University of Crete, Museum of Cycladic Art: 353-378.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘Figurines’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.), Petras, Siteias I: Houses I.1 and I.2. INSTAP Academic Press: 163-173, bibliography 235-250.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘The ‘Petras Sphinx’: An Essay on Hybridity’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.) Petras, Siteia: The Pre- and Proto-palatial cemetery in context, Acts of a two-day conference held at the Danish Institute at Athens, 14-15 February 2015, Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Volume 21, Danish Institute at Athens: 179-193.
  • Stevens F., Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., 2016, ‘Composite, created, partial and floating bodies: A re-assessment of the Knossos Temple Repositories Assemblage’, Mina M., Triantaphyllou S., Papadatos Y. (eds.), An Archaeology of Prehistoric Bodies and Embodied Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Oxbow Books: 25-31.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2015, ‘The Body Brand and Minoan Zonation’, in Cappel S., Günkel-Maschek U., Panagiotopoulos D. (eds.), Minoan Archaeology: Perspectives for the 21st Century, UCL Presses universitaires de Louvain: 267 – 282.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., 2013, ‘Anthropomorphic Vessels as Re-Imagined Corporealities in Bronze Age Crete’Creta Antica XIV: 17-68 [printed in 2015].
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stevens F. 2013, ‘Destroying the Snake Goddesses: a re-examination of figurine fragmentation at the Temple Repositories of the Palace of Knossos’, in Driessen J. (ed.), Proceedings of Destruction. Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 24-25-26 November 2011: 153-170.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stevens F. 2012, ‘Adorning the Body: Animals as Ornaments in Bronze Age Crete’Proceedings of The 13th International Aegean Conference, KOSMOS: Jewellery, Adornment and Textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-23 April 2010.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011, ‘Religious Exchanges between Minoan Crete and its Neighbours: Methodological Considerations’, in Duistermaat K., Regulski I. (eds.), Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean, Proceedings of the International Conference at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 25th-29th October 2008, Leuven, Paris, Walpole: Uitgeverij Peeters En Departement Oosterse Studies: 79-87.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, ‘Minoan animal-human hybridity’, in Counts D.B. Arnold B. (eds.) 2010, The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography, Archaeolingua: 93-106.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, ‘The human body in Minoan religious iconography’, in Krzyszkowska O. H. (ed.), Cretan Offerings: Studies in Honour of Peter Warren, BSA Studies series 18: 321-9.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, ‘Bodyscapes in Minoan Crete’, Mycenaean Seminar 2009-10, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (BICS): 126-7.
  • Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘The Minoan body as a Feast’, in Hitchcock L., Laffineur R., Crowley J. (eds.) DAIS: the Aegean Feast, Proceedings of the 12th International Aegean Conference, University of Melbourne, Centre for Classics and Archaeology, Melbourne, Australia, 25-29 March 2008Aegaeum 29, Annales d’archéologie égéenne de l’Université de Liège et UT-PASP: 29-37, pl.III. 


Material Culture Studies


  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘Miniature Vessels’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.), Petras, Siteias I: Houses I.1 and I.2. INSTAP Academic Press: 129-136, bibliography 235-250. 
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2013, ‘Review of: McGowan (E.), Ambiguity and Minoan Neopalatial Seal Imagery (SIMA 176). Pp. xii + 96, figs. 47. Åströms, Uppsala 2011’American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) 117 (1): online.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2013, ‘Review of: Marinatos (N.), Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess, A Near Eastern Koine. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Pp. 263 + illustrations’Journal of Hellenic Studies (JHS) 132: 233-4.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2012, ‘Miniature Vessels from Petras’, in Tsipopoulou M. (ed.), Petras, Siteia, 25 years of excavations and studies, Acts of a two-day conference held at the Danish Institute at Athens, Greece, 9-10 October 2010, Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens vol. 16: 255-264.
  • Simandiraki A. 2011, ‘Miniature vessels in Minoan Crete’Proceedings of the 10th International Cretological Congress, Chania, Crete, Greece, 1-8 October 2006: A3, 45-58.
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘The Agrimi in the Minoan Ceramic Relief’Proceedings of the 9th International Cretological Congress, Elounda, Crete, Greece, 1-6 October 2001, Society of Cretan Historical Studies, Herakleion 2006: vol.A3, 95-108.


Archaeology and Identity, including Reception of Greek Archaeology


  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2017, ‘An Archaeology of/for the Disenfranchised in Greece’Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 5 (3-4): 271-286.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stefanou E. 2012, ‘From Archaeology to Archaeologies: Themes, Challenges and Borders of the ‘Other’ Past’, in Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Stefanou E. (eds.), From Archaeology to Archaeologies: the ‘Other’ Past, British Archaeological Reports International Series 2409: 9-13.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2012, ‘Dusk at the Palace: Exploring Minoan Spiritualities’, in Rountree K., Morris C., Peatfield A.  (eds.), Archaeology of Spiritualities, Springer, ‘One World Archaeology’ Series: 247-266.
  • Simandiraki A. 2011, ‘Minoan archaeology in modern Cretan administration’Proceedings of the 10th International Cretological Congress, Chania, Crete, Greece, 1-8 October 2006: C2, 277-290.
  • Simandiraki A., Grimshaw T. 2009, ‘The Branding of Minoan Archaeology’, in Georgiadis M., Gallou C. (eds.), The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture, BAR International Series 1925: 87-104.
  • Simandiraki A. 2009, ‘Blue Sky Digital Heritage: the Case of Greece’, In Tsipopoulou M. (ed.) Proceedings of “Digital Heritage in the new knowledge environment: shared spaces & open paths to cultural content”, International Conference of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece, 31 October – 2 November 2008: 182-6.
  • Simandiraki A., Grimshaw T. 2008, ‘Linguistic Imperialism and Minoan Archaeology (Greece)’Archaeologies 4(1): 186-9.
  • Simandiraki A., Stefanou E. 2007, ‘ ‘Fringe’ Archaeologies: the ‘Other’ Past’The European Archaeologist 28 (Winter 2007-8): 28-9.
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘The ‘Minoan’ experience of schoolchildren in Crete’, in Hamilakis Y., Momigliano N. (eds.), Archaeology and European Modernity: producing and Consuming the Minoans, Bottega D'Erasmo, Aldo Ausilio Editore In Padova, Creta Antica 7: 259-274.
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘International Education and Cultural Heritage: Alliance or Antagonism?’ Journal of Research in International Education (JRIE) 5(1): 35-56. 
  • Simandiraki A. 2006c, ‘Cultural Heritage in International Education: developing a research design’International Journal of Learning 13(8): 89-96. 
  • Simandiraki A. 2005, ‘Minoan archaeology in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games’European Journal of Archaeology (EJA), 8 (2): 157-81.
  • Simandiraki A. 2005, ‘Of Onions and Ruins: Knowing Cultures through their Heritage?’ International Schools Journal, XXIV (2): 40-8.
  • Simandiraki A. 2004, ‘Μινωπαιδιές: the Minoan Civilisation in Greek Primary Education’World Archaeology 36(2): 177-88.


International Education


  • Cambridge J.C., Simandiraki A. 2007, ‘Enquiry into learning from intergenerational practice: an invitation to school-based researchers’International Schools Journal XXVI (2): 42-47.
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘Interactive Intergenerational Learning in the context of CAS in the IB Diploma Programme: a UK case study’Journal of Research in International Education (JRIE) 5(3): 347-66.               
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘A typology for the description and analysis of Interactive Intergenerational Learning’, In Hatton-Yeo A. (ed.), Intergenerational Practice Guide: Case Studies, Stafford: The Beth Johnson Foundation: 137-44.
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘Lernen von Generationspraxis: Eine Typologie für Beschreibung und Analyse’ [‘Learning from Intergenerational Practice: a typology for description and analysis’], Generationen Gerechtigkeit [Intergenerational Justice Review (IJR)] 6(2): 43-4.          
  • Simandiraki A. 2004, ‘Interactive Intergenerational Learning (IIL) Project’IB Research Notes 4(2), April 2004.



I have been practising archaeology for over 20 years and have been involved with extensive fieldwork and museum work through my past and ongoing collaborations.



  • Petras Siteias: Minoan Palace, Crete, Greece. Ayios Nikolaos Ephorate (Archaeological Service, 1995-6, 2013).
  • Knossos: Little Palace, Crete, Greece. British School of Archaeology at Athens (2002).
  • Monastiraki: Minoan complex, Crete, Greece. Department of Archaeology, University of Crete (1995-6).
  • Eleutherna: Geometric–Roman city, Crete, Greece. Department of Archaeology, University of Crete (1994-5).


Artefact Studies (museums, collections and post-excavational work):

  • Aegean Bronze Age replicas material and original artefacts from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK, the British Museum, London, UK, the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, UK, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, the Free University in Berlin, Germany, the University of Heidelberg, Germany, the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany, Herakleion Archaeological Museum, Crete, Greece, the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece, WMF, Geislingen, Germany, Knossos archaeological site, Crete, Greece. Together with Felix Sattler, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany (2016-2017) and Fay Stevens, Notre Dame University, London, UK (2009 to date). 
  • Galatas: Minoan Palace and Building 1, Crete, Greece. Archaeological Museum of Herakleion (2010 to date).
  • Petras Siteias: Minoan Palace and Byzantine areas, Crete, Greece. Ayios Nikolaos and Siteia Archaeological Museums and Ephorate, Department of Archaeology, University of Crete, (Hellenic) National Institute for Research (1995-6, 2007, 2009, 2011 to date).
  • Zakros: Minoan Palace, Crete, Greece. Zakros excavation, Knossos Villa Ariadne, Siteia and Ayios Nikolaos Archaeological Museums and Ephorate, Department of Archaeology, University of Crete, Hellenic Association of Archaeology at Athens (1994-6, 2009, 2011 to date).
  • Juktas: Building B of the Minoan Peak Sanctuary, Crete, Greece. PhD museum work. Herakleion Archaeological Museum and Ephorate, Knossos Stratigraphic Museum. Also parallels from the Palace of Knossos and the town of Kommos (1997-2002).
  • Material from various Mycenaean sites, Herakleion Archaeological Museum, Crete, Greece, Department of Archaeology, University of Crete, Archaeological Institute of Crete (1997).
  • Eleutherna: Byzantine sections of the city. Department of Archaeology, University of Crete, (Hellenic) National Institute for Research (1996-7).

External impact and engagement


Exhibitions organised:

Simandiraki-Grimshaw A., Sattler F., Angermueller K., 2017-2018, "Replica Knowledge: An Archaeology of the Multiple Past", exhibition at the Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 15/9/2017-31/3/2018.


Public Lectures:

  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, ‘Bodies of evidence in Bronze Age (Minoan) Crete’, Archaeology and Conservation Research Seminar Series, Cardiff University, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, 15 February 2018.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, ‘Who sat on this Throne? Bodies and Identities in the Bronze Age Aegean’, Visual Bodies: Exploring the Representation of Prehistoric Identities Workshop, University of Oxford, UK, 20 January 2018.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2016, ‘Arts and People in Ancient Greece’, public lecture for the closing evening of the annual arts and crafts exhibition of IRIS (Women Creators’ Club) of Chania, Chania, Crete, Greece, 31 August 2016 (in Greek).
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2014, ‘Introduction: Exploring People in Minoan Crete’Minoan Crete: the People Behind the Palaces Workshop, University of Oxford, UK, 18 January 2014.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011, ‘Minoan Peak Sanctuaries’Antiquity programme, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Bath, UK, 12 December 2011.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, ‘How ‘Minoan’ was Bronze Age Crete?’Antiquity programme, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Bath, UK, 19 October 2010.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2010, ‘Religion and Ritual in the Prehistoric Aegean’University of Bath General Lecture (GULP) series, Bath Campus, Bath, UK, 03 March 2010.
  • Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘The Minoan Civilisation: Splendour of Aegean Prehistory’seminar, Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA),Oxford, U.K., 19-26 July 2008.
  • Simandiraki A. 2007, ‘Folklore and the Minoan Civilisation’seminar, in “Archaeology and Folklore”, one day workshop, Birkbeck College, London, U.K., 21 April 2007.
  • Simandiraki A. 2007, 'Minoan Crete: island culture or island cultures?'"Archaeology of Islands" workshop, Continuing Education, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 30 January 2007.
  • Simandiraki A. 2006, ‘The Minoans in Crete’University of Bath General Lecture (GULP), Swindon Campus, Swindon, U.K., 18 October 2006.
  • Simandiraki A. 2005, ‘The Minoans in Crete’University of Bath General Lecture (GULP), Bath Campus, Bath, U.K., 16 November 2005.
  • Simandiraki A. 2004, ‘Crete: the land of sun and culture’seminar, University of Bath Lifelong Learning Courses Open Day, Bath, U.K., 11 September 2004.


School Engagement:


  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011 to date, Life in Ancient Greece’, Combe Down School, Bath, UK, annual interactive lecture to children in Years 5 and 6, as consolidation of the Key Stage 2 curriculum for Ancient History.


  • Thompson J. Yao Z., Simandiraki A., 2003-2006, Questionnaire design and implementation for a variety of Final Year secondary school students world-wide, and collaboration with local staffinvolving ca. 3,000 studentsSchool-University Transition Study, International Baccalaureate Research Unit, University of Bath, UK.
  • Cambridge J, Simandiraki A., 2003-2006, Interviews with a variety of Final Year secondary school students in UK international schools, e.g. in Sevenoaks School, Kent and UWC Atlantic College, Wales, Interactive Intergenerational Research Project, International Baccalaureate Research Unit, University of Bath, UK.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011-2013, Greek taster sessions to students of various Years, Routes into Languages (RiL) Programme, University of Bath and local schools. Teaching either on the University campus or at schools, involving students from Bath, Trowbridge and Cheddar.


Workshops organised:

  • Stevens F., Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2018, Visual Bodies: Exploring the Representation of Prehistoric Identities, University of Oxford, UK, 20 January 2018.
  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2014, Minoan Crete: the People Behind the Palaces, University of Oxford, UK, 18 January 2014.


Encyclopaedia entries:

  • Simandiraki-Grimshaw A. 2011, ‘What caused the end of the Minoan Civilization?’, ABC-Clio, Analyze (online).






  • Hitchcock L., Constandinidis D., Nikoloudis S., Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘12th Aegaeum Confrerence in Melbourne’Neos Kosmos, English Edition, Melbourne, Australia, 31 March 2008, joint newspaper interview to Fotis Kapetopoulos.
  • Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘12th Aegaeum Confrerence in Melbourne’State Broadcasting Service (SBS) Radio, Greek Language Program, Melbourne, Australia, 28 March 2008, radio interview to Vaios Anastassopoulos (in Greek).
  • Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘12th Aegaeum Confrerence in Melbourne’, State Broadcasting Service (SBS) Radio, Greek Language Program, Melbourne, Australia, 28 March 2008, radio interview to Angela Pirdas (in Greek).
  • Σημανδηράκη Α., Σημανδηράκη Ζ. 2006,   ‘Κρητολογικό Συνέδριο και Νέοι Επιστήμονες’Χανιώτικα Νέα, [Simandiraki A., Simandiraki Z. 2006, ‘The Cretological Conference and New Scholars’, Chaniotika Nea], 4/10/2006, issue no. 11925: 25, newspaper article (in Greek).
  • Course and lecture publicity in the form of news bulletinsleafletsonline advertising (on my own and institutional websites), 2003 to date. 

International Education

  • Simandiraki A. 2008, ‘IB Research Team News: International Education Research Database’, Intercom (Newsletter of the Centre for the Study of Education in an International Context, Department of Education, University of Bath), 26 (February):7, news item.
  • Simandiraki A., Lasinski R. 2008, ‘The International Education Research Database (IERD): a free resource for practitioner researchers’, IB World 52 (January): 9, news item.
  • Cambridge J., Simandiraki A. 2007, ‘Interactive Intergenerational Learning and its relevance to the Service Learning Conference’, The First International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education, Brussels, Belgium, 5-7 July 2007, joint video interview to the conference organisers.
  • 2003-2009, circulars, conference sessions, school interviews, staffing of International Baccalaureate (IB) stalls at international conferences etc.



I am experienced in handling mixed ability groups and class dynamics. I also believe in providing students with clear, individualised feedback, so as to make their learning meaningful. I practise multimodal teaching (including replicas, museum collections and multimedia).

Because of my continuous engagement with my subject area both as field practitioner and as a secondary data researcher, but also because of my background in international education, I am in a position to constantly revise and refine my teaching and supervision provision, offering the latest in my disciplines.

Finally, I hold a City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate 7407 – Stage 1.


Modules taught