Maria is the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology and the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology. Her duties and responsibilities include managing the course and collaborating with colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the course. She teaches on several undergraduate modules, including Social and Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Gender Body Image and Identity and the Psychology of Sex. Maria supervises projects at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the following areas:
- intimate relationships
- online relationships
- uses of social networking sites in education
- gay and lesbian psychology.
Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
My research interests lie within Social Psychology. I am currently interested in research on Intimate Relationships, Relationship Conflict, Sexuality, LGBT psychology, LGBT experiences in Sporting contexts, Masculinity and Femininity and Stereotyping. In terms of supervision, my interests are varied and wide ranging. For me, it is less about the specific topic and more about how an old issue can be examined in a new way using the social psychological lens. Some of the projects I have supervised in the last 12 years fall under the following terms: Intimate Relationships, Relationship Conflict, Sexuality, LGBT psychology, LGBT experiences in Sporting contexts, Masculinity and Femininity, Stereotyping, Domestic Violence, Honour Based Violence (HBV), Military Psychology.
Levi A.X. Akingbala & Maria Kontogianni (2013). Spoilsports: How do gender and sexuality non-conforming athletes participate in the resistant heteronormative sporting climate? Psychology of Sexualities Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, Autumn 2013
- Sexual disorders
- Online identity
- Cheating in relationships
- Intimate relationships
- Gay parenting