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In addition to Phil's role at UCL, he works for Hampshire Educational Psychology, where, since he joined the Service in 1997, he has held a number of senior management roles including principal educational psychologist. After a degree in psychology and teaching in Newcastle upon Tyne, he trained as an EP on the UCL course. He then worked in Leicester, returning to Newcastle to be a senior EP, which included four years as an associate tutor on the EP training course at Newcastle University.
Phil has wide-ranging research and professional interests, including dynamic assessment and mediated learning, the psychology of community, impact evaluation, and ethical dilemmas. His PhD, awarded by Southampton University in 2002, was a study into why some people become educational psychologists.
Throughout his career, Phil has promoted the value of writing about EP work, both as an author in his own right and as an editor. He was book review editor and then editor of Educational Psychology in Practice, and is now on the editorial board of Educational and Child Psychology. He is currently serving as a representative of the Division of Educational and Child Psychologists on the British Psychological Society's influential ethics committee.