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Elizabeth is a Head of Discipline, Modern Greek Studies and Acting Director for the Hellenic Studies Degree, in the Department of International Studies, at Macquarie University. As Head of Discipline has  design, implement, develop, review and and teach/convene the entire undergradute program of Greek Studies at Macquarie University. She is  also responsible for the postgraduate research degrees (MRres and PhD); The Diploma in Languanges  (Greek) that it can be completed together with the degree; The comprehensive Study Abroad Program which includes Short Residential Units and full Semester In-Country Study units, and the newly (2014) established Bachelor of Hellenic Studies (acting co-director). Her research has been engaged in a wide area of Education, language studies, Literature (especially poetry), intercultural and intergenerational studies; oral history testimonies, concepts of trauma, memory, and silence relating to Holocaust (Shoah) in Greece; etymology and deep word knowledge interacting to medical terminology applications.


As the Head of Discipline in Greek Studies, Department of International Studies – Languages and Cultures and the sole full-time staff member for the last 20 years in the Greek program, I independently designed, established and sucessfully convene/teach the entire  Descipline’s curriculum. I aligh my teaching practice with the University’s, Faculty’s and Department’s learning and teaching framework.  This includes practising a student-centred approach to my teaching and implementation of learning opportunities which enrich student’s learning through rich online content (iLearn).  A wide range of  my Discipline’s units analyse the creation and representation of cultural identities and their impact on linguistic and literary products in social life.  For example, concepts of Hellenism, Heroism, Olympism, Poetics, Linguistics, Etymology, Morphology, and Typology encompass the Disciplines’ teaching  and learning process. I have consistently received strong student’s feedback with an 75-90% satisfaction; positive responses  and their individualised writen comments reflects the quality of the Descipline’s teaching and learning (please, indicatively see attached Document).



Core languaage units


MGK101 Introductory Modern Greek I

MGK102 Introducory Modern Greek II

MGK205 Intermediate Modern Greek II

MGK206Intermediate Modern Greek II

MGK336Advanced Modern Greek I

MGK337 Advanced Modern Greek II (capstone unit)

MGK448 Advanced Modern Greek III

MGK449 Advanced Modern Greek IV

MGK379 Modern Greek Research Option

Total enrolled students  85 (external & eternal)

I also convene/teach the following units:

(Units rotate every two years)


MGK 121 Greek History and Cutlure

MGK231 Greek for Special Purposes

MGK304 Greek Translation

MGK306 History of Greek Language

Total enrolled students 40 (apprx.) (external & eternal)                   

Co-convening/teaching units

2005- current              AHMG Greek Heroes and Heroine: Achilles to Zorba

                                                Total studens enrolled  260 (external & internal)


2004-current                AHMG /(OUA) Olympic Games: Ancient and Modern

                                                Total students enrolled 60 (external only)


Teaching on the International Studies Department

2006-current        INTS101 Societies in Europe

                                                Total students enrolled 280

2008-15                EUL 307 Unity and Diversity

                                                Total    students enrolled 10-15 (external & internal)

2008-14               EUL 230  Scrining Europe

                                                Total students enrolled 30-40 (external & internal)

Research student supervision

2017                Armen Karamanian, “Returning to Ararat and Home at last: western Armenian Diaspora on return to Eastern Armenian”, PhD thesis, Associate Supervisor, enrolled 2016, expected to complete  2019.


2017                Ioannis Kalantzidis, PhD thesis, Principal Supervisor on the thesis entitled “Processing Greek Language Creativity – The impact of creative processes in native Greek speaker”, enrolled  August 2014, expected to Complete August 2017. He will graduate 17 of April, 2018.


2017                Patricia Koromvokis , PhD thesis, Principal Supervisor on the thesis entitled “The role of morhology and Syntax in the acquisition of Greek grammatical gender for adult L2 Learners”, enrolled February  2013, submitted, February 2017. Patricia receved Vice –Chanselor Commendation.


2016                Andrea Stylianou, Phd Thesis, Principal Supervisor on the thesis entitled “An Inquiry into how members of the Greek Cypriot Diaspora in Australia have coped with the issue of the missing persons of Cyprus: An Auto-ethnological case study of relatives of Missing Persons from 1974 Turkish Invasion to Cyprus.

                        Enrolled 2009, completed 2016.


2014                Dimitri Kypriotes, PhD Thesis, Associate Supervisor for the thesis entitled “A Diachronic Study of Greek Paideia: Its Psychosomatic Dimension in Plato, Photios the Great and Nicodemous the Anthonite”. Enrolled part-time 2006, completed 2014




2013                Argiro Trott, Honours Thesis  entitled “Paideia: Transformation and Adaption in Australian Educational System-Are the  contemporary Educational Values Relative to Ancient Greek Paideia?” completed 2013


2012                Ioannis Yiomelakis, Honours Thesis, entitled “The Spirit of Ancient Greek Athletic Concept of Agon from Homer to Plato”, completed 2012


2007    Vlachonikolou Barbara, Honours Thesis entitled “Nutrition as an Art: Atheneaus, Greek Food and  Cultruaral Approximations”, completed 2008

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Studies, Postgraduate Diploma, Macquarie University


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney


Postgraduaate Studies, M.Ph. , University of Sydney


External positions

Part time Tutor/Associate Lecturer , University of Sydney



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