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Anthea Gulliford

DAEP Joint Programme Director,



Studied at the Universities of Oxford, Sussex, and Birmingham, and the Froebel Institute.

Chartered Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Currently a Senior Educational Psychologist in Nottingham City.

Joint Programme Director to the D App Ed Psy professional training programme in Educational Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and Director to the D App Psy (Ed) CPD doctoral programme for qualified EPs.

My professional career began with a variety of qualified teaching roles in schools, beginning in Hackney, Inner London. Following qualification as an Educational Psychologist, I have practised in a number of Local Authorities in various roles, including as Service Manager. As a Psychologist I have practised specialisms including working with deaf children; mental health needs; school improvement; organisational change and development; and supporting the education of children excluded from school.

Expertise Summary

I have varied interests and expertise in educational psychology including:

  • Organisational development and group processes
  • Language and literacy development
  • Applied research methods in educational psychology
  • Mental health and wellbeing, and behaviour change in schools
  • Motivation and self-efficacy

Teaching Summary

Programme Director, tutor and research supervisor to D App Ed Psy, and D App Psy (Ed), contributor to C83EDP Educational Psychology Undergraduate Module

Teaching contributions include:

  • Interpersonal and Group Skills, consultative skills
  • Applied Research Methods in Educational Psychology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Promoting Early Language Development
  • Bilingual learners
  • Organisational change and development, Soft Systems Methodology
  • Anti-bullying in schools
  • Risk and resilience in development
  • Development of literacy

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