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Dr Will Shield

Dr Will Shield

Child & Educational Psychologist / DEdPsych Academic and Professional Tutor

 5985

 +44 (0) 1392 725985

 North Cloisters NC110

 

North Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

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I split my time between Exeter University and Somerset County Council.

Overview

I am an Academic and Professional Tutor on the DEdPsych programme and a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist in Somerset.  I have Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) status with the British Psychological Society and I have a European Certificate in Psychology (EuroPsy).

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, Doctorate in Educational, Child and Community Psychology.

Currently studying for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) which leads to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research

Research interests

My research and teaching areas of interest include: children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs; alternative provision and inclusion; trauma and attachment; challenging behaviour linked to childhood adversity; critical incident stress management; dynamic assessment and mediated learning environments; group dynamics; personal construct psychology, and learner self-efficacy.

CURRENT RESEARCH

The Role of the Academic and Professional Tutor in developing Trainee Educational Psychologists’ sense of researcher self-efficacy (in progress, PCAP)

CURRENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Conceptualising evidenced-based practice in educational psychology (DEdPsy)

An exploration of school staff support for children and young people experiencing psychological loss in one secondary pupil referral unit (DEdPsy)

Young people with ADHD’s perceptions of themselves and the severity of their symptoms; an exploration of mental health outcomes and personal construct psychology (DEdPsy)

An exploration of the use of Collective Preferences when making joint decisions as part of a multi-professional team that supports children with autism who are at risk of being excluded (DEdPsy)

Parental Participation with SEND Schools in Saudi Arabia (EdD)

Improving the emotional literacy skills of children through a therapeutic story intervention [working title] (DEdPsy)

A mixed-methods investigation into Educational Psychologists’ views of and experiences in ethical traded [working title] (DEdPsy)

External Engagement and Impact

Member of British Psychological Society DECP Training Committee

Editorial board member for Educational Psychology in Practice Journal

Peer reviewer for Educational and Child Psychology Journal

Teaching

My research and teaching areas of interest include: children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs; alternative provision and inclusion; trauma and attachment; challenging behaviour linked to childhood adversity; critical incident stress management; dynamic assessment and mediated learning environments; group dynamics; personal construct psychology, and learner self-efficacy.

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Sarah Salem S. Alqahtani - EdD
  • Pippa Harris - DEdPsych
  • Georgia Lovell - DEdPsych
  • Amy Mumford - DEdPsych
  • Owayne Ovenstone - DEdPsych

Alumni

  • Ruth Arnell - DEdPsych
  • Samuel Bougourd - DEdPsych
  • Kate Gribble - DEdPsych
  • Adam McCartney - DEdPsych

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