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Anthea Gulliford

DAEP Joint Programme Director,



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

I am a 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. Specialism have included 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, including the needs of bilingual learners
  • 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

Research Summary

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

Supervising research into ethnicity, self-identity and achievement in education; into cooperative learning approaches; and into maths interventions in KS1 and KS2.

Recent Publications

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