School of Psychology and Education

Aspire today. Inspire tomorrow.

We are a dynamic, diverse and innovative School striving to provide students with knowledge and expertise in Psychology, Education, Childhood, Families and Disability studies.

Our innovative range of courses are designed to equip students with key employability skills to pursue careers in a range of professions  such as psychologists, educational professionals,  therapists, family practitioners or something else entirely within public, voluntary or private sectors.

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We are a dynamic, diverse and innovative School striving to provide students with knowledge expertise in Psychology, Education, Childhood, Families and Disability studies.

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Our Courses

Find out more about the courses available within the School of Psychology and Education.

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Our People

Discover more about the people who work within the School of Psychology and Education.

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Psychology

The mind is an endlessly engrossing subject for study. We provide you with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields.

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Childhood, Education and Family

We draw on our own research to support your learning and help you to explore your passions.

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Storytelling Conference

Our call for papers for our storytelling conference is now open! 

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Childhood Remixed

Childhood Remixed is an online journal promoting the interdisciplinary study of children and childhoods.

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Suffolk Psychology Society

The Suffolk Psychology Society aims to promote a wider understanding of psychology.

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Your teaching team

Professor Erica Joslyn is Dean of the School of Psychology and Education at the University of Suffolk. Erica holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Social Policy and a PhD in Public Policy and Management from the University of Birmingham in the UK. She has worked in higher educ...

Following her work as a teacher and teacher trainer in Leicester and London, Clare has spent over 15 years researching and evaluating ways to support progression across educational sectors. This has included working closely with many different organisations including the Royal Acade...

Qualifications Medical Degree, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila , Bucharest, Romania (1998) MSc in Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA (2004) PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis,...

Sarah is a senior lecturer in social policy specialising in childhood. She has over twenty years of teaching experience in higher education and international primary education. At the University of Suffolk she teaches across a range of undergraduate and post graduate degree courses ...

Career Overview Sarah began her career as a Registered Nurse (adult), working in a number of specialisms including medicine, haematology, oncology and care of older people. She maintains links with the nursing profession by remaining on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regist...

Dr Allison Boggis is the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies programme.  Allison has taught on a variety of social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses since joining University of Suffolk in 2004. ...

Qualifications PhD in Education and Psychology, Institute of Education, University of London (2014). MA in Educational Research, Department of Educational Research, Centre of Research and Advance Studies, Mexico (2004) Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Humanistic Centre of Gestalt P...

Career Overview & Research Interests Ferran is an HCPC registered Clinical and Health Psychologist. Ferran’s research interests focus on the following areas: Dual diagnosis in intellectual disability and Family burden; Schizophrenia; Bipolar disorders, Addictions and Child and...

Dr Shaun Hammond is a lecturer in psychology and has over twenty years experience in teaching undergraduate psychology programmes. He currently lectures on the psychology and counselling programmes at University of Suffolk. His teaching areas include Social and Developmental Psycho...

Adam McNeill is a lecturer in Psychology for the School of Psychology and Education. He is an experienced Lecturer having taught in higher education, in a number of disciplines since 2014 at University of Liverpool and then during his PhD at Edge Hill University. His teaching philos...

Career Overview Dr Rachael Martin is a Lecturer in Psychology for the School of Psychology and Education. She is a very experienced Lecturer having taught in higher education since 2007 at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College and the University of Suffolk.  Rachael is ...