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Dr Sandra Dunsmuir

Co-Director of the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7679 5930
Location: Room BW 217, 26 Bedford Way, University College, London.


Research Interests

Her research interests include early literacy development, and in particular the factors at home and school that influence children's attainment and progress in writing.



    • Ahmed-Husain, S., Dunsmuir, S. (2013). An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Comic Strip Conversations in Promoting the Inclusion of Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Schools. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Kratochwill, T. (2013). From Research to Policy and Practice: Perspectives from the UK and the USA on Psychologists as Agents of Change. Educational and Child Psychology 30(3), 60-71
    • Fuggle, P., Dunsmuir, S. M. (2013). Working with schools and children's wider social environment. In Graham, P., Reynolds, S. (Eds.). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Families (3rd ed. ). Cambridge Cambridge University Press.
    • Fuggle, P., Dunsmuir, S. M., Curry, V. (2013). CBT with Children, Young People and Families. London Sage Publications.
    • Rodgers, A., Dunsmuir, S. (2013). A controlled evaluation of the ‘FRIENDS for Life’ emotional resiliency programme on overall anxiety levels, anxiety subtype levels and school adjustment. Child and Adolescent Mental Health , n/a-n/a doi:10.1111/camh.12030.
    • Stringer, P., Dunsmuir, S., MacKay, T. (2013). Editor of: Perspectives on Sir Cyril Burt and 100 years of professional educational psychology. Educational and Child Psychology. Educational and Child Psychology 30(3) Leicester, UK


    • Dunsmuir, S., Stringer, P. (2012). Editor of: Psychological Perspectives on Transition: Theory and Practice (Part Two). Educational and Child Psychology 29(3).
    • Laughlan, F., Gibbs, S., Dunsmuir, S. (2012). Editor of: Teachers' Well-being. Educational and Child Psychology 29(4).
    • Robertson, C., Dunsmuir, S. M. (2012). Teacher Stress and Pupil Behaviour Explored Through a Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy Framework. Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology 32(7), 1-18
    • Stringer, P., Dunsmuir, S. (2012). Psychological Perspectives on Transition: Theory and Practice (Part One). Educational and Child Psychology 29(1).


    • Dunsmuir, S. M., de Sausmarez, E. (2011). Factors associated with overweight and obese children’s weight-related behaviours and cognitions: assessment and intervention. Educational and Child Psychology 28(3), 14-22
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Leadbetter, J. (2011). Professional Supervision: The development of guidelines and competency frameworks. Assessment and Development Matters 3(3), 35-37


    • Roffey, S., Tew, M., Dunsmuir, S. (Eds.) (2010). In-school relationships and their outcomes. Educational and Child Psychology 27(1).
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Leadbetter, J. (2010). Professional Supervision: Guidelines for Practice for Educational Psychology. British Psychological Society.
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Robinson, M. (2010). Multi-professional assessment and intervention of children with Special Educational Needs in their Early Years: the contribution of Educational Psychology. Educational and Child Psychology 27(4), 10-21
    • Roffey, S., Tew, M., Dunsmuir, S. M. (2010). In-school relationships and their outcomes. Educational and Child Psychology 27(1).
    • Squires, G., Dunsmuir, S. M. (2010). Embedding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training in Practice: facilitators and barriers for trainee educational psychologists (TEPs). Educational Psychology in Practice 27(2), 117-132


    • Adams, K., Dunsmuir, S. M. (2009). Functional Behaviour Assessment: Addressing Severe, Complex and Enduring Needs. Educational and Child Psychology 26(4), 146-160
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Brown, E., Iyadurai, S., Monsen, J. (2009). Evidence-based Practice and Evaluation: from insight to impact. Educational Psychology in Practice 25(1), 53-70
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Fuggle, P. (2009). Distress. In Frederickson, N., Dunsmuir, S. (Eds.). Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing ( ). Chiswick, London GL Assessment.
    • Frederickson, N., Dunsmuir, S. (2009). Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing: A Portfolio for Education and Health Professionals. London Granada Learning.
    • Frederickson, N., Dunsmuir, S. M. (2009). Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing. Chiswick: London GL Assessment.


    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Lang, J. (2008). E-learning in Educational Psychology Training: An Evaluation of the Psychological Testing in Education Course. DECP Debate 127, 10-19
    • Dunsmuir, S., Thomas, C., May, R., Monroe, J., Roiter, T., Wellman, S. (2008). Developing an intervention for pupils with writing difficulties: conceptualisation and analysis. Educational and Child Psychology 25(1), 146-160


    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Iyadurai, S. (2006). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Effectiveness, Expertise and Ethics? DECP Debate 122, 15-20
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Rowland, K. (2006). The Workings of Government and the Changing Context: Contributing to the Debate. DECP Debate 120, 6-22
    • Dunsmuir, S., Clifford, V., Took, S. (2006). Collaboration between Educational Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists: Barriers and Opportunities. Educational Psychology in Practice 22(2), 125-140


    • Dunsmuir, S. M. (2005). Cross-university collaboration and psychological testing in education. DECP Debate 113, 5-6
    • Dunsmuir, S. M., Thomas, C. (2005). A survey of provision to meet the needs of pupils with dyslexia. DECP Debate 114, 16-22


    • Dunsmuir, S., Blatchford, P. (2004). Predictors of writing competence in four to seven year old children. British Journal of Educational Psychology 74(3), 461-483
    • Dunsmuir, S., Frederickson, N., Lang, J. (2004). Building home-school trust. Educational and Child Psychology 21(4), 110-128
    • Frederickson, N., Dunsmuir, S., Lang, J., Monsen, J. (2004). Mainstream special school inclusion partnerships: Pupil, parent and teacher perspectives. International Journal of Inclusive Education 8(1), 37-57


    • Dunsmuir, S. C., V, (2003). Children’s Writing and the use of ICT. Educational Psychology in Practice, 19 (3), 171-187.


    • Dunsmuir, S., Turner, M. (1999). Memory and Listening Comprehension. In Frederickson, N. and Cameron, S. (Eds.) Psychology in Education Portfolio. NFER-Nelson. ( ).


    • Frederickson, N., Cameron, R. J., Dunsmuir, S., Graham, B., Monsen, J. (1998). Professional Training in Educational Psychology: Then, Now and in the New Millenium. Educational and Child Psychology, Special edition on professional training in educational psychology: The next 50 years, 2-16