As part of their training, all of our educational psychologists have undertaken research at either Masters or Doctorate level. We draw upon research evidence in our day to day work, and EPs stay abreast of current research via our special interest groups, lunch and learn sessions and book group. We have close links with university training providers, with EPs working as practice and academic tutors at UCL and the Institute of Education.
We work closely with our Trainee EPs to identify research areas which are particularly relevant to our local community, and to recruit research participants. We celebrate our trainees’ research achievements each year by inviting them to present at our summer term whole service day. All research by trainees has ethical approval from their university training provider.
Current research undertaken by our trainees
- Experiences of Bangladeshi parents who have a child with a diagnosis of autism - Rasna Begum
- An exploration of girls' experiences of exclusion and reintegration into mainstream secondary schools - Monifah Begum
Theses and publications by team members
- “I'm not just picking up the child, I'm picking up the family” - The experiences of school staff working with children of parents with mental health difficulties - Dr Emily Brees (2020)
- Social representations and special educational needs: The representations of SEN among Sri Lankan, Tamil families and educational professionals - Dr Natasha Kwan-Tat (2018)
International Journal of Nurture in Education
- Nurture Groups and their Staff’s Resilience - Experiences of Support and Implications for Practice - Dr Elena Kombou (2021)
Educational and Child Psychology Journal
- Black boys’ experiences of exclusion and reintegration in mainstream secondary schools - Dr Rebekah Boyd (2021)
Educational psychology in practice
- Adopted and permanently placed children in education: from rainbows to reality - Dr Emma Gore Langton (2017)
- Becoming an Adoption Friendly School: A Whole-School Resource for Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Or Loss - Dr Emma Gore Langton (2017)
- Building Secure Attachments For Primary School Children: A Mixed Methods Study - Dr Neerose Ubha (2014)