UCL Educational Psychology


Dr Louise Edgington

Academic & Professional Tutor, DECPsy & Educational Psychologist, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea

MPhys, DEd Psy, HCPC Registered Psychologist (Reg. No: PYL31134)

Room: 212

Email: l.edgington@ucl.ac.uk


Louise completed a Masters in Physics at the University of Oxford, focussing on astrophysics, particle physics and energy studies, carrying out an internship with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She completed a research project in medical physics at the John Radcliffe Hospital, publishing research into an infra-red sensor for fast oxygen measurement in anaesthesia.

Upon graduation, Louise joined TeachFirst as a Science teacher in 2006. Teaching in secondary schools in Feltham and Lambeth, Louise became interested in understanding behaviour and supporting pupil wellbeing. This led to retraining in psychology, taking the conversation course and Masters in Psychology of Education at the Institute of Education, with research into the development of facial emotion recognition. During this time, Louise also worked as a volunteer in SEN in Early Years and Primary settings.

While training to be an Educational Psychologist on the Institute of Education DEdPsy programme, she carried out research into the first-person reports of sensory needs for individuals with autism and published thesis work on a CBT-based intervention for the management of sensory needs in autism.

Louise joined the Educational Psychology team at Hammersmith and Fulham as a Trainee Educational Psychologist and has stayed in the Triborough (now Biborough) ever since. Now mainly working for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Louise continues to specialise in sensory needs and CBT approaches in autism. Louise is revisiting her roots as a physicist, leading the Climate Change working group, who to develop materials and training to support families and schools as the world changes.