School of Psychology



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; Senior Educational Psychologist, Nottingham City Council.

Former Programme Director of the D App Ed Psy and D App Psy (Ed).

Anthea's professional career began with teaching roles, beginning in Hackney. 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 development; consultation in educational psychology; 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
  • Consultation in professional practice
  • Organisational development and group processes e.g. Soft Systems Methodology
  • 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

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)

School of Psychology

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The University of Nottingham
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