Dr Michalis Kakos is a Reader in Education in Leeds Beckett University, UK and the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in in Childhood, Education and Society (CIRCES). Before his current position, Michalis led the Initial Teacher Training course in Citizenship education in University of Leicester and he held research fellowships at the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE), University of Leeds and at the Centre for Research in Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) University of Edinburgh.
Michalis’ research interests are in citizenship and inclusive education, professionalism and institutionalisation in education and educational ethnography. Michalis is an expert member of The European Wergeland Centre and he holds a Visiting Professorship at the Freiburg University of Education, Germany (Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Networking Citizenship Education in Europe (NECE – www.bpb.de/veranstaltungen/netzwerke/nece) and a member of the Governing Board of SIRIUS – Policy Network on Migrant Education (http://sirius-edu.org)