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Dr James Hall BSc, MSc, DPhil, AFBPsS, FHEA, FRSA

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Dr James Hall is an Associate Professor within the Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

A psychologist by training, James carries out quantitative and mixed methods research at the intersection of educational effectiveness and developmental psychology. By bridging these fields his research provides new knowledge regarding educational equity issues, mechanisms of disadvantage, and child and adolescent mental health. Before coming to Southampton, James' previous work involved:

Research interests

  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Educational Psychology
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Child Health Psychology
  • Structural Equation Modelling

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Leadership, Effective Education & Policy

  • Internal responsibilities:
    • Programme Director: BSc Education and Psychology
    • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
    • Module Lead: Research Methods in Education
    • Module Lead: Research Methods in Education and Psychology
  • External responsibilities
    • Core member of Ofsted’s Early Education Curriculum Forum
    • 2018-2020: Core member of Ofsted’s Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Forum
    • External Examiner: University of Manchester (Bsc Educational Psychology); University of East London (DEdPsych)
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  • BSc Education, BSc Education and Psychology
  • MSc Education
  • PhD Research Training (Psychometrics; Experimental Research Design)
  • PhD (Education; Psychology; Social Statistics & Demography) & EdD Supervision
  • PhD (Education; Psychology), EdD, & DEdPsych Examination
  • Peer reviews for the ICSEI Network: Methods of Researching Educational Effectiveness and Improvement (MoREI)
  • Peer reviews for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) including:

Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) research grants and research centres; Medical Research Council (MRC) research grants; UKRI Future Leaders applications

  • Peer reviews for academic journals including:

Assessment in Education (AiE); British Educational Research Journal (BERJ); British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP); Cambridge Journal of Education (CJE); Early Childhood Research Quarterly (ECRQ); The Educational and Developmental Psychologist (EDP); Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ); International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH); International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education (IJQRE); International Journal of Research and Method in Education (IJRME); Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP); Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR); Oxford Review of Education (ORE); Research in Comparative & International Education (RCIE); School Effectiveness & School Improvement (SESI); Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology (SPPE); Youth & Society (Y&S)

Dr James Hall
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 32/2037

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