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Dr Tzibazi is Senior Lecturer in Education and Faculty Coordinator for Postgraduate Research Degrees. She is the Faculty Research and Knowledge Exchange Ethics Representative.

Areas of expertise

Her expertise is in the area of museum learning and interpretation; she is interested in participatory forms of research and the embodied nature of the museum experience.


Chapters in edited books

  • Tzibazi, V. (2009), Museum Theatre: Children's reading of 'first person interpretation' in museums, IN, Ashton P. and Kean H. (eds.) People and their Pasts, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p.p. 163-182.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Tzibazi, V. (2013), Participatory Action Research with Young People in Museums, Museum Management and Curatorship, Vol. 28, (2), pp. 153-171.
  • Tzibazi, V. (2012), Primary schoolchildren’s experiences of participatory theatre in a heritage site, Primary Education 3-13, (i-First) pp. 1-19.
  • Tzibazi, V. (2011), Rethinking the learning partnership between museums and Initial Teacher Training, International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, Vol. 2, (2), pp. 407-413.

University publications

  • Tzibazi, V., Jenkins M., Morley E., Phethean K. and Stockwell S. (2011), Becoming a teacher in Primary education: teacher identity and professionalism, Capture, Vol. 3, pp. 61-67.
  • Published conference proceedings
  • Tzibazi, V. (2008), Researching participatory museum theatre in Technology for Cultural Heritage. Management, Education, Communication. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference, Dept. of Cultural Technology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, 28 June-2 July 2004, Athens: Kaleidoskopio (p.p.703-711).
  • Tzibazi, V. (2004, Researching the use of first person interpretation programs at the Museum of London, Journal for Education in Museums,  Vol. 25, pp. 28-31.


Recent Conference presentations

  • Tzibazi, V. (2013), Researching student teachers' museum experiences. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Brighton, UK.
  • Tzibazi, V. (2012), Embodiment and the museum experience. Paper presented at The Absent Presence of the Body in Social Sciences, Art, Education and Health Sciences: Methodological Issues and New Perspectives, Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Crete. 
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