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Upcoming Training Events


I currently contribute regularly to the Educational Psychology training courses at the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle. In the past I have provided training and consultation to the following Universities:

  • University of Birmingham (1996)
  • University of Cagliari, Italy (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • University of Dundee (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006)
  • University of East London (2007)
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland (2004, 2013, 2014)
  • University of New England, Australia (2014)
  • Monash University, Australia (2013)

In 2008, I was an invited speaker to the Probationer Educational Psychologists’ Network, arranged by newly qualified educational psychologists

Local education authorities

During the past 15 years I have provided training and consultancy to local authority educational psychology services all over the UK, including the following:

  • Aberdeen City Council Psychological Service
  • City of Edinburgh Psychological Service
  • City of Newcastle Educational Psychology Service
  • County Durham Educational Psychology Service
  • East Ayrshire Psychological Service
  • East Lothian Council Psychological Service
  • Falkirk Council Educational Psychology Service
  • Gateshead Educational Psychology Services
  • Kingston-upon-Hull Educational Psychology Service
  • Hampshire Educational Psychology Service
  • Hartlepool Educational Psychology Service
  • Glasgow City Council Psychological Service
  • Lancashire Educational Psychology Service (with Phil Stringer)
  • Midlothian Council Psychological Service
  • North Lanarkshire Psychological Service
  • Oxfordshire Educational Psychology Service (with Phil Stringer)
  • Scottish Borders Council Psychological Service
  • South Lanarkshire Council Psychological Service
  • Southwark Educational Psychology Service (with Joe Elliott)
  • Tayside Psychological Service (with Phil Stringer)
  • West Dunbartonshire Psychological Service

Research Grants

2012 – Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (€16 700). An exploration of the problem of chronic non-attendance and disaffection amongst young people in Sardinia

2011 – Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (€16 700). Exploring the benefits of bilingualism in Sardinian-Italian pre-school children

2009 – Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (€60 000). Bilingualism in Sardinia and Scotland: are there cognitive benefits to speaking a ‘minority’ language?

1999 – Southwark County Council (£15000). Some perceptions of the links between educational psychologists’ assessment and special needs intervention and resourcing (with Joe Elliott)

1998 – Anglo-Israel Association (£2000). An investigation of the cultural differences between Israel and the UK and its implications for the promulgation of cognitive intervention and dynamic assessment approaches

1995 – University of Sunderland (£24 000). An exploration of dynamic assessment in two different educational settings