Dr. Despina Varnava-Marouchou, Cyprus
Dr. Despina Varnava-Marouchou is an Assistant Professor at the European University Cyprus. She has a Doctoral Degree in Education with special reference to Higher Education and Business Studies, from the University of Nottingham, UK. She also holds a Master Degree in Education and Business Studies from Brunel University, UK. Dr V. Marouchou has presented and written many papers on issues regarding Education and Business, most specifically, on student learning and teaching in higher education. She is particularly interested in the professional training of faculty and the design of training programs in general. She has written several chapters in books and has also published a book on ‘Conceptions of Teaching and Learning’. Dr D.V.Marouchou has won several funded research projects such as ‘Enhancing Pedagogical Practices by Understanding Students’ Learning Styles and Metacognitive Strategies’, and the ‘Learning Approaches of Students and how this Relates to their Achievement’. She was also the Coordinator of the funded project ‘Teaching for Creativity in Higher Education’. She is the Coordinator of the Business Studies Program of the School of Business and the Vice Chair of the Management and Marketing Department.