iRead is an innovation project whose aim is to work collaboratively with schools and education providers to develop novel educational technologies for fostering reading skills.

Between January 2017-2019 we are working with a small set of design schools to co-create these new technologies.

Between from early 2019 to summer 2020 we will work with a large set of evaluation schools to explore how to embed these new tools in current practice and assess how well they support learning and teaching through our large-scale pilot.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from schools who would like to participate in the evaluation pilot phase. For more information please see our iRead Flyer for Pilots.

Below are the pilot leads for each of the different groups. Please get in touch with them using the form below.

Beginning readers

  • England – Mina Vasalou, University College London
  • Greece – Yannis Kotsanis, Doukas Schools
  • Spain – Roger Gilbert, University of Barcelona
  • Germany – Kay Berkling, Duale Hocschule Baden-Württemberg

English as a foreign language

  • Spain – Roger Gilbert, University of Barcelona
  • Sweden –  Wolmet Barendregt, University of Gothenburg
  • Romania – Ioan Mihu, Universitatea Lucian Blaga din Sibiu
  • Greece – Anstastia Andritsou, British Council


  • England – Emma Sumner and Liz Herbert, University College London
  • Greece – Maria Mastropavlou, University of Ioannina

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