Neil Ryrie's expertise lies in the professional practice of Educational Psychology. This involves the application of psychological knowledge and understanding in a wide range of generic and more specialist contexts to address complex issues within the remit of Educational Psychology. Working in multi-disciplinary contexts and with a range of complex needs, (of which school refusal and youth offending are two diverse examples) has been core to the work.
He has considerable experience of working with young people in the Youth Justice system by carrying out assessments and delivering interventions, as well as supporting the carers and other professionals involved. He has expertise in working with young people who are deemed to be vulnerable in a variety of ways, such as being Looked After, refusing school, or experience emotional or well-being concerns.
In addition, he has expertise in a range of assessment approaches that are appropriate for understanding the learning needs, and other developmental needs, of children, young people and young adults.
Ryrie, N. (2006). Working with a Youth Offending Team. Educational and Child Psychology, 23(2), 6-14.
Ryrie, N., Lawrence, C., & Miller, A. (2006). Editorial. Educational and Child Psychology, 23(2), 4-5.
Ryrie, N. (2008). Every Child Matters. In G. J. Towl, D. P. Farrington, D. A. Crighton & G. Hughes (Eds.), Dictionary of Forensic Psychology. Cullompton: Willan.