Apostolia (Lia) Galani is Associate Professor in Didactics of Geography at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.  She received her PHD in “Approaches to teaching Dynamic Geographical Phenomena” from Democritus University of Thrace – Greece and she is specialized in “Teaching Advanced Placement Human Geography” at the University of Oregon, USA.

She is Coordinator and Senior Researcher in 1 international and 17 European and National Research projects in the areas of her specialization and active member of national, European and international academic associations in the field of her expertise.

She worked for about 10 years at the Pedagogical Institute of Greece. In this framework she developed more than 6 Curricula for Primary and Secondary education, 2 curricula and material for inclusive education and 3 curricula for professional teachers and school directors. She participated as a lecturer in more than 40 lectures and workshops concerning the capacity building of school directors and teachers and she was evaluator of research projects and educational material.

She has collaborated with big Organisations in Greece such as Genadios Library, the Archaeological Society at Athens, the Ancient Agora, on the design of educational activities and software for devices in order to support museum and library visits. She also cooperates with Laskaridis Foundation and the Foundation of the Hellenic World in non-formal educational projects concerning science and cultural geography.

She has authored 15 books and more than 26 articles and invited chapters in scientific refereed journals and books.