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Call for papers: Educational psychologists influencing policy and practice

July 9 2017, by
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Educational psychologists are the lynchpin between education and wellbeing. This future issue of Educational and Child Psychology is calling for papers that demonstrate ways in which educational psychology can influence change.

Few professionals combine such a wide range of integrated knowledge on child development, learning and mental health alongside skills in multi-level intervention. In the current educational climate however, educational psychologists in the UK have a surprisingly low profile and are rarely mentioned in policy documents.

We would welcome papers that focus on research and practice in areas such as whole school development, delivery of services for particular groups, for example children in public care, development of provision or community based practice.

The editors are looking for contributions from applied psychologists in the UK and abroad who can add to the understandings of how educational psychology can achieve wider impact with policy makers and commissioners. Papers may be based on empirical research, explore process issues, offer a critical review or provide a position paper. Theoretical papers that address socio-political change are also invited.

Guest Editors: Sue Roffey, Charmian Hobbs and Ansie Kitching

All submitted papers will be subject to peer review.

Please send abstracts/proposals in the first instance to Sue Roffey.

The deadline for submission of full manuscripts to be considered for publication is 1 December 2017.

About Sue Roffey

Sue has been a teacher, educational psychologist and researcher. She is an Honorary Professor at both Exeter University and Western Sydney University, a prolific author and passionate advocate for whole child, whole school wellbeing. She hopes to raise the profile of educational psychology which has far too little recognition in the UK for the amazing work so many colleagues are involved with.

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