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Dr Sarah Wright BA, MSc, P.G.C.E, PhD

Programme Director: Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology (DEdPsych), Educational Psychologist, Hampshire Local Authority

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Dr Sarah Wright is Programme Director: Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology (DEdPsych) within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

Sarah completed her first degree in psychology at Sussex University and has a Phd in Psychology from University College London. Her Phd looked at the definition of children with reading and spelling difficulties. Sarah worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bern, Switzerland on a number of dyslexia related projects. Sarah has worked part-time as an educational psychologist in Hampshire since 1997, and has been involved with the training of educational psychologists as a tutor at Southampton since 2004. Since 2010 she has been Programme Director of the D Ed Psy programme

I am a HCPC registered Practitioner and a Chartered Member of the BPS. I am also a full member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology, and current chair of the training committee.

Qualifications

BA Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex,

P.G.C.E. La Sainte Union College of Higher Education,

PhD (Psychology) University College London. Thesis title: The Identification of reading and spelling problems in school children: a longitudinal study.

MSc (Educational Psychology) at the University of Southampton. Thesis title:  Parental Perceptions of Ritalin.

Research interests

My current research interests include: dyslexia, the impact of labels, and particularly young people’s perceptions of the value of a label, and mental health support in schools, similarly how this is perceived by young people. In addition, I am currently supervising a number of theses exploring the factors that influence children and young people’s attitudes towards gender.

PhD supervision

Supervision of students on the Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Research group

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)

Programme Director for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Programme Director for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Module coordinator for Introduction to PSYC3057 Introduction to Educational Psychology

Dr Sarah Wright
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/3087

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