Claire Darwin

Visiting Senior Fellow in Educational Psychology

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Claire is an applied psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (with membership of the Occupational and Educational & Child Psychology Divisions).

As the Principal Educational Psychologist of the Suffolk Psychology & Therapeutic Services she works nationally as a trainer, person-centred facilitator, coach and organisational change consultant.

Claire enjoys the challenges and opportunities that come with these roles and is inspired daily by the passion and dedication shown by the people she works with. She is particularly motivated by developing whole school (or organisational) approaches to supporting emotional well-being and mental health as well as overall organisational improvement, and is passionate about person centred strength-based practice in order to improve outcomes for the children, young people and families. Claire is the co-author of Person Centred Planning Together (along with colleagues from Inclusive Solutions – pioneers of person centred work).

Colleagues notice that Claire is enthusiastic, caring, considerate and supportive, with a clear passion for supporting inclusive practice and innovating systems. She is inspired by being able to apply psychology across a range of contexts and is looking forward to developing working relationships with the Psychology and Education Faculty at the University of Suffolk.