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Dr Antonios Ktenidis

About Dr Antonios Ktenidis

Dr Antonios Ktenidis is a Lecturer in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion in the Carnegie School of Education.

Antonios joined the Carnegie School of Education in December 2020 on a full-time basis. Prior to joining Leeds Beckett, he worked as a part-time lecturer at the School of Education of the University of Nicosia, where he taught in the MEd in Special Education (Distance Learning). Antonios also worked as a tutor and a supervisor in the MA in Critical Psychology and Education at the School of Education of the University of Sheffield, where he also completed his ESRC-funded PhD in July 2020. Moreover, he has taught as a guest lecturer in a range of universities, such as the School of Psychology of the University of East London (lectures for the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) and the College of Arts and Education, Victoria University, Melbourne (lectures for the Bachelor of Education, Major in Disability Studies in Education).

Besides his teaching experience in Higher Education, Antonios is also a Qualified Primary School Teacher and has worked in various teaching positions in primary schools in London and Sheffield. These roles included him supporting children with a range of disabilities and/or special educational needs in mainstream primary schools.

Antonios’ areas of expertise include Critical Disability Studies, Disability Studies in Education, Inclusive Education, Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies and Social In/Justice in Education. He is currently working along with his colleagues Esther Cummins and Katarzyna Fleming on the development of the new BA in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion, which is starting in September 2021 and in which he will be leading and teaching a range of modules.

Current Teaching

  • BA (Hons) in Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)
  • BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies

Research Interests

In addition to the aforementioned areas of expertise, Antonios’ research interests include: 

  • Critical Pedagogy, Intersectionality (racism, sexism, ableism, disablism, heightism, fatphobia homophobia, transphobia)
  • Poststructuralism (Foucault, Butler) and Phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty, Leder, Ahmed)
  • Qualitative Methodologies: Narrative Inquiry, Creative Methods, Research with Children and Young People
  • Research Ethics: Research on ‘Sensitive’ Topics, Research with ‘Marginalised’ Groups, Ethics of Care

Many of these interests link with Antonios’ doctoral thesis, which examined the secondary schooling experiences of young people with Restricted Growth (or dwarfism) in the United Kingdom.


Selected Publications

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