Antonia Zachariou


Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology


Dr Antonia Zachariou is Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology at Neapolis University. She studied for her PhD in Psychology and Education under the guidance of Dr David Whitebread, at the University of Cambridge. Before joining Neapolis University she was Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton, London. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at New York University London where she lectures in the areas of Developmental Psychology and Human Development, and at the Royal College of Music.  Before starting her tenured career, Antonia worked as a researcher on various projects at the Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge, where she also taught undergraduate and postgraduate students for three years. She has published widely in the areas of self-regulation, metacognition, the role of the context, play, and musical play in young children’s self-regulation and broader development. Antonia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. She has been awarded twice an Early Career Scholar’s Fellowship by the European Association of Developmental Psychology. She is passionate about making a change in the lives of children and teachers and has contributed as a Member of a Working Group to Birth to Five Matters, guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage in England. She is also the co-founder of the Play, Learning and Development Special Interest Group at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).