Melina Malli

Ms Melina Malli

Fellow | academic

Research Assistant & PhD Student
University of Kent
Tizard Centre
University of Kent
01227 816590

Melina is a Special Educational Teacher (QTS) at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. She obtained her BSc and first Master’s Degree as a government funded student from the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her experience in working with children with special educational needs impelled her to continue her studies and gain her second Master’s degree in Special Needs and Inclusion Education at the University of Sunderland. After starting her PhD studies, Melina obtained her postgraduate diploma in Methods of Social Research from the University of Kent.

Melina’s interest is focused on Tourette’s syndrome and the less socially favourable position of the children within the school environment. Her awareness of Tourette’s syndrome arose from her personal experience as a secondary teacher in a Special School. The social ostracism some children endure as a result of their tics motivated her to evaluate the existing interventions that are currently being used to ameliorate the stigmatisation of Tourette’s syndrome.