Fiona Maine is a senior lecturer in literacy education at the University of Cambridge. Her research is focused on the responses of children as they read visual and multimodal texts together. She is the principal investigator and consortium leader for the three-year European project DIALLS which explores the role of dialogue supporting cultural literacy learning for young people in schools.
Maria Vrikki is a postdoctoral researcher working in the field of educational dialogue. Maria has worked on several research projects, earlier at Cambridge and currently in Cyprus, studying the quality of dialogue in the context of the classroom interaction and in the context of collaborative teacher professional development. She has collaborated with key scholars in the field, presented her work at international conferences and published her work in peer-reviewed journals.