Kalypso Iordanou, is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology. Founding member and Director of the UCLan Cyprus Cognition and Development Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University in New York (2008). Her studies were sponsored by a Fulbright Scholarship. She received several awards for her research work including the prestigious Cyprus Research Award Young Researcher 2015 from the Research Promotion Foundation and the Fulbright Award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (USA) to work as a Fulbright Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University (USA) in 2016-17. Her research interests include scientific thinking, computer supported collaborative learning, cognitive development and educational implications, dialogic argumentation skills, and epistemic cognition. She has been designing and implementing educational intervention programmes for K-12 students and pre-service teachers, to study and support the development of their evidence-based reasoning skills in science. Her work has been published in prestigious international journals such as the Learning and Instruction, Science Education and Child Development. Her work has also been funded by several organizations such as the Research Promotion Foundation (KOULTOURA-BR-NE, 2016-2018) and the European Commission-HORIZON 2020 (COMPASS, 2016-2019). She has been member of the scientific and organizing committee of several international conferences such as the ESERA, GIREP and EARLI SIG 26 (Strand Chair Coordinator). She is member of the Editorial Board of the (EARLI) journal Frontline Learning Research, Expert Scientific Advisor for the project “Working together towards Scientific Citizenship” (Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands) and she has served as a reviewer in several international journals (e.g. Science Education, Learning and Instruction, Computers in Human Behavior).