Dr Izzy McDonald
Practice Tutor, DECPsy & Educational Psychologist, Lambeth
BA (Hons), DEdPsy, HCPC registered, PYL33313
Izzy graduated from a Combined Honours in Social Sciences (Psychology and German) degree at Durham University in 2010. She moved to northern Germany, where she completed a secondary teaching training course in English as a foreign language and taught as a Gymnasium (secondary grammar school). Following this, she took on a traineeship at the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna, focussing on assisting the development a research project in gaining the views of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT). On returning to the UK, she worked in the education charity sector - supporting the early online publication of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit by the Education Endowment Foundation, and research for a project to expand the Teach First programme in Africa at ARK International.
Izzy completed her Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at UCL in 2016, and undertook placements at Harrow, and Westminster. Izzy has worked at Lambeth Educational Psychology Services since, and taken on roles in supervising Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) and in the Early Years Inclusion Fund Team. She continued her interests in equality issues by publishing her doctoral research on the experiences of same-sex families in 2019, and guest speaking on sexuality and gender issues on doctoral courses. She also continues to develop her professional interests in a range of areas, including: dynamic assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), supervision and the SCERTS framework for supporting children with autism.