UCL Educational Psychology


Dr Gurdip Theara

Academic & Professional Tutor, DECPsy & Educational Psychologist, Bi-borough (Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster)

BSc, DEd Psy, C Psychol, HCPC Registered Psychologist (Reg. No: PYL30586)

Room: 230

Email: g.theara@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Gurdip Theara

Gurdip completed her undergraduate BSc Psychology at Sheffield University in 2006. She then worked as a Learning Support Assistant in a mainstream secondary school before going on to specialise in supporting children in autism resource base provisions in Bristol. Gurdip went on to work as an Assistant Psychologist in a special school setting, supporting the reintegration of children who had been excluded from the school. Gurdip completed her Educational Psychology doctoral training at Bristol University and published her research in 2015, a grounded theory that explored the experiences of South Asian parents who have a child with autism and the role culture played in this experience.

Gurdip now works in West London for the Tri-borough Educational Psychology Consultation Service. She remains especially interested in community psychology approaches, culturally inclusive practise and supporting the development of intersectionality discourses in EP practise. She also continues to develop her professional interests in a range of areas, including: consultation, autism, mindfulness, dynamic assessment and Video Interaction Guidance.