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Dr Will Shield

Dr Will Shield

Child and Educational Psychologist

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 +44 (0) 1392 725985

 North Cloisters NC110

 

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

Overview

I am a Child and Educational Psychologist and joined the DEdPsych programme as an Academic and Professional Tutor in 2017. I also work as  a Senior Educational Psychologist for a local authority. My specific areas of interest/specialism are surrounding the wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people, particularly those who have experienced adversity. I am currently working on a research project looking at Educational Psychologists' perceptions of off-rolling and exclusionary practice.

Qualifications

BSc, PGDipEd, DEdPsych

I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the HCPC and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

I am an accredited Story Stem Assessment Profile administrator and I have completed training in Dyadic Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy (DDPI Approved Level 2).

Current Study:

Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (leading to FHEA).

MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches.

Career

After training as an Educational Psychologist (EP) here at Exeter University, I worked as an EP in Devon and then North Somerset. In both roles I had an interest in working with children who had been excluded from school, children at risk of exclusion and children in the care system. In 2018 I became a Specialist Senior EP with oversight of developing a traded EP service across North Somerset and Somerset whilst also holding a small patch of schools. In my current role as a Senior EP, I am responsible for supporting local authority strategic developments related to SEND inluding the embedding of person-centred processes, meaningfully hearing and using child voice as part of decision making processes, and exploring the parental experience of the SEND system.

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Research group links

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; widening participation in education; personal construct psychology and learner self-efficacy.

I supervise Doctoral research projects on the Doctorate in Educational, Child and Community Psychology.

Research projects

I was involved in a rapid response research project with the Social Mobility Centre at Exeter University: The Educational Impact of School Closure.

I am also involved in research bid applications through the Exeter University Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Internet publications

Shield W, O'Hare D (2021). Sharing creative ways to work remotely as EPs. Web link.
Shield W (2019). A day in the life of an EP: perspectives from Twitter. Web link.
Boyle C, Shield W (2018). How to Deliver the Mental Health Services that Young People Desperately Need. Web link.
Boyle C, Shield W (2018). Providing Mental Health Support in Schools.  Abstract. Web link.
Shield W (2017). 'When schools pay for services they demand more – that means we must be more creative in what we do'. Web link.

Publications by year


2021

Shield W, O'Hare D (2021). Sharing creative ways to work remotely as EPs. Web link.

2020

Yeeles P, Baars S, Mulcahy E, Shield W, Mountford-Zimdars A (2020). Assessing the early impact of school and college closures on students in England, Centre for Social Mobility, University of Exeter.

2019

Shield W (2019). A day in the life of an EP: perspectives from Twitter. Web link.

2018

Boyle C, Shield W (2018). How to Deliver the Mental Health Services that Young People Desperately Need. Web link.
Boyle C, Shield W (2018). Providing Mental Health Support in Schools.  Abstract. Web link.

2017

Shield W (2017). 'When schools pay for services they demand more – that means we must be more creative in what we do'. Web link.

2013

Shield W (2013). The Development of the Spelling Self-Efficacy Measure.  Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

Editorial board member for Educational Psychology in Practice Journal

Peer reviewer for Educational and Child Psychology Journal


External Examiner Positions

MSc Educational Psychology - Dundee University (External Examiner)


External positions

Member of British Psychological Society DECP Training Committee

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

  • Giulia Carriero - DEdPsych
  • Amelia King - DEdPsych
  • Georgia Lovell - DEdPsych
  • Amy Mumford - DEdPsych

Alumni

  • Sarah Salem S. Alqahtani - EdD
  • Ruth Arnell - DEdPsych
  • Samuel Bougourd - DEdPsych
  • Kate Gribble - DEdPsych
  • Pippa Harris - DEdPsych
  • Adam McCartney - DEdPsych
  • Owayne Ovenstone - DEdPsych

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