UCL Educational Psychology


Dr Phil Stringer

DEdPsy Programme Co-Director

(BA, PGCE, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol)

Room: 212

Email: p.stringer@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Phil Stringer

Phil joined the UCL team as an Academic & Professional Tutor on the CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology in September 2012 before becoming Co-Director in September 2016. In addition to Phil's role at UCL, and up until August 2020, he worked for Hampshire Educational Psychology, where he had held a number of senior management roles including principal educational psychologist. After a degree in psychology and teaching in Newcastle upon Tyne, he trained as an EP on the UCL course. He then worked in Leicester, returning to Newcastle to be a senior EP, which included four years as an associate tutor on the EP training course at Newcastle University.

Phil has wide-ranging research and professional interests, including dynamic assessment and mediated learning, the psychology of community, impact evaluation, ethical theories and dilemmas and person centred approaches.

His PhD, awarded by Southampton University in 2002, was a study into why some people become educational psychologists.

Throughout his career, Phil has promoted the value of writing about EP work, both as an author in his own right and as an editor. He was book review editor and then editor of Educational Psychology in Practice, and is now on the editorial board of Educational and Child Psychology. He is former representative of the Division of Educational and Child Psychologists on the British Psychological Society's influential ethics committee.