UCL Educational Psychology


Dr Jessamine Chiappella

DECPsy Academic and Professional Tutor, UCL & Senior Educational Psychologist, Oxfordshire

MA (Oxon), P.G.C.E., MSc., DEdPsy, C.Psychol, HCPC registered (Reg. No. PYL03523)

Room: 225

Email: j.chiappella@ucl.ac.uk

Jessamine Chiappella

Having completed a PPP degree (Psychology with Philosophy) at Oxford University, Jess enrolled on a PGCE at Westminster College and then worked as a teacher of primary school children in the U.K. and Italy. She then worked as an assistant educational psychologist before completing the MSc. in educational psychology at UCL in 2004-2005.

Jess went on to work as an educational psychologist in Buckinghamshire, including as part of a multi-professional team working with hard to reach families, working with colleagues to deliver parenting programmes, TAMHs and nurture group training, as well as offering supervision, a contribution to multi-disciplinary assessment in the early years, consultation services and Video Interaction Guidance. Jess became a senior educational psychologist, leading on the Nurture Programme, and introduced Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training to the county.

Jess completed her continuing professional development doctorate at UCL in 2014, with research focused on Part Time Secondary School Nurture Groups, and she has disseminated this work at conferences and through a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Jess currently works as a senior educational psychologist in Oxfordshire, where she continues to support relationship-focused interventions, like ELSA and Nurture Groups. Jess has a wide range of professional interests, including: Nurture Groups, ELSA, Bilingualism, Working Memory, Autism and demand avoidant profiles, ADHD and Emotional Based School Avoidance.