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Biography

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

A Chartered Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, currently Senior Educational Psychologist, Nottingham City Council.

Part of the D App Ed Psy professional training programme in educational psychology at the University of Nottingham.

Programme Director of the former D App Psy (Ed) CPD doctoral programme for qualified Educational Psychologists.

Anthea's professional career began with teaching roles, beginning in Hackney, Inner London. She has practised as an educational psychologist in a number of Local Authorities in roles including as Service Manager. Specialisms have included working with deaf children; mental health in schools; early years; school improvement; organisational change; and supporting children excluded from school.

Expertise Summary

Anthea has varied expertise in educational psychology including:

  • Applied research methods in educational psychology
  • Organisational development and group processes e.g. Soft Systems Methodology, consultation
  • Achievement and equality in education
  • Language and literacy development, including supporting bilingual learners
  • Mental health and wellbeing; behaviour change
  • Motivation and self-efficacy
  • Cooperative learning

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

Research Summary

Supervising funded [NCTL & ESRC] research [PhD and D App Ed Psy] including:

  • Cooperative learning
  • Ethnicity, self-identity and achievement in education
  • Bilingual learning in maths
  • Tablet-based maths learning for young people with Down's syndrome.
  • The role of educational psychologists in mental health in schools
  • Consultation in educational psychology
  • Perceptions of anxious school non-attenders
  • Literacy interventions to support Key Stage 3 learners

Recent Publications

  • OUTHWAITE, L.A., GULLIFORD, A. and PITCHFORD, N., 2019. Do maths apps add value to early education? Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.
  • TURNER, J. and GULLIFORD, A. M., 2019. Examining the Circles of Adults process for Children Looked After: the role of self-efficacy and empathy in staff behaviour change. Educational Psychology in Practice. (In Press.)
  • GOUGH, G. and GULLIFORD, A. M., 2019. Resilience Among Young Carers: Investigating Protective Factors as Perceived by Young Carers. Educational Psychology in Practice. (In Press.)
  • OUTHWAITE, L., FAULDER, M., GULLIFORD, A. and PITCHFORD, N.J., 2018. Raising early achievement in math with interactive apps: A randomized control trial. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Past Research

Co-investigator on an Education Endowment Fund study of a tablet-based Maths app aiming to raise maths attainment in KS1 (2017-2018)

  • OUTHWAITE, L.A., GULLIFORD, A. and PITCHFORD, N., 2019. Do maths apps add value to early education? Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.
  • TURNER, J. and GULLIFORD, A. M., 2019. Examining the Circles of Adults process for Children Looked After: the role of self-efficacy and empathy in staff behaviour change. Educational Psychology in Practice. (In Press.)
  • GOUGH, G. and GULLIFORD, A. M., 2019. Resilience Among Young Carers: Investigating Protective Factors as Perceived by Young Carers. Educational Psychology in Practice. (In Press.)
  • OUTHWAITE, L., FAULDER, M., GULLIFORD, A. and PITCHFORD, N.J., 2018. Raising early achievement in math with interactive apps: A randomized control trial. Journal of Educational Psychology.
  • ANTHEA GULLIFORD, 2018. In: Ronald Gulliford: Alle origini del concetto di Bisogno Educativo Speciale FrancoAngelei.
  • PITCHFORD, NICOLA J, PAPINI, CHIARA, OUTHWAITE, LAURA A. and GULLIFORD, ANTHEA, 2016. Fine Motor Skills Predict Maths Ability Better than They Predict Reading Ability in the Early Primary School Years Frontiers in Psychology.
  • ANTHEA GULLIFORD, 2016. Gerv Leyden: Obituary Educational and Child Psychology.
  • CLINE, T., GULLIFORD, A. and BIRCH, S., eds., 2015. Educational Psychology. Routledge..
  • GULLIFORD, A., 2015. Evidence Based-Practice in Educational Psychology: the Nature of the Evidence. In: CLINE, T., GULLIFORD, A. and BIRCH, S., eds., Educational Psychology 2nd. Routledge.
  • GULLIFORD, A., 2015. Raising educational achievement: What can Instructional Psychology contribute?. In: CLINE, T., GULLIFORD, A. and BIRCH, S., eds., Educational Psychology 2nd. Routledge.
  • GULLIFORD, A. and MILLER, A., 2015. Managing classroom behaviour: perspectives from psychology. In: CLINE, T., GULLIFORD, A. and BIRCH, S., eds., Educational Psychology 2nd. Routledge.
  • GULLIFORD, A. and MILLER, A., 2015. Coping with life by coping with school? School refusal in young people. In: CLINE, T., GULLIFORD, A. and BIRCH, S., eds., Educational Psychology 2nd. Routledge.
  • HIGGINS, H. and GULLIFORD, A., 2014. Understanding teaching assistant self-efficacy in role and in training: its susceptibility to influence. Educational Psychology in Practice.. 30(2), 120-138
  • LAMB, D. and GULLIFORD, A., 2011. Physical exercise and children's self-concept of emotional and behavioural well-being: A randomised controlled trial. Educational and Child Psychology. 28(4), 66-74
  • TAYLOR, V. and GULLIFORD, A., 2011. Parental perspectives on nurture groups: the potential for engagement. British Journal of Special Education. 38(2), 73-82
  • MILLER, A., GULLIFORD, A. and STRINGER, P, 2006. Editorial: Psychological Perspectives in Agency Working Educational and Child Psychology. 23(4), 4-7
  • ANTHEA GULLIFORD, 2000. In: HARRY DANIELS, ANTHEA GULLIFORD, CAROL MILLER, CAROL MILLER, COLIN SMITH and CHRISTINA TILSTONE, eds., Effecting Change for the Child with Special Educational Needs: a celebration of the Contribution of Professor Ron Gulliford University of Birmingham.
  • GULLIFORD, A., 1999. Life as an educational psychologist. Educational Psychology in Practice. 14(4), 237-239

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