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Dr Andrew Holliman
UCL Institute of Education
24 – 26 Woburn Square
Tel: 020 3108 9761
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  • Lecturer (Teaching) in Psychology
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education


  • BSc. (hons) Psychology (2004)
  • MSc. Psychological Research Methods (2005)
  • Ph.D Psychology (2009)
  • BPS Level A Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (2010)
  • MA. Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (2014)


Work History

  • Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL Institute of Education [Oct. 19 – present] – Programme Admissions Tutor; Module Leader; Teacher; Researcher
  • Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, Coventry University [Oct. 05 – Sep. 19] – Cross-School Teaching and Learning Coordinator; Programme Leader; Module Leader; Teacher; Researcher
  • Associate Lecturer in Psychology, Open University [Jul. 05 – present] – Consultant; Chapter Author; Teacher; Researcher
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Education [Oct. 08 – Sep. 09] – Researcher; Teacher

Research Summary

I care passionately about helping people to learn and develop, to feel positive and of value, and to achieve their goals and make the most out of their lives.


Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Literacy Development
  • Adaptability; Motivation; Engagement; Achievement; Wellbeing – not exhaustive


Research Achievements

  • 50 publications including journal articles, edited books, book chapters, and online articles
  • 30 presentations at the Child Language Symposium, British Psychological Society, British Dyslexia Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, European Conference on Developmental Psychology, including an invited talk at Harvard University, USA
  • £350,000 research funding from the Every Child a Chance Trust, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, European Reading Recovery Network, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2 PhD completions; Internal and External Examiner for PhD and D.Ed. theses

Teaching Summary

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner, University of Birmingham, PGCert SENCO Programme
  • External Examiner, University of Northampton, MSc Applied Psychology
  • External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University, Periodic Review and Curriculum Refresh, MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods, MSc/PGDip Psychology & MSc Applied Child Psychology
  • External Examiner, University of Northampton, Validation Event, MSc Applied Psychology; Programme Collaboration, Joint Honours Psychology
  • Editor, Current Debates in Educational Psychology Series (Routledge, Taylor and Francis)
  • Editorial Board, Psychology Learning and Teaching; Psychology Teaching Review; Journal of Research in Reading

Professional Bodies

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • BPS Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow, Committee Member - Education Section, Former Committee Member - Division of Academics, Researchers, and Teachers in Psychology 
  • Science Council Chartered Scientist
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