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Professor Geoff Lindsay

Job Title
Professorial Fellow
Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research
Research Interests

Special educational needs and disability
Early identification and intervention
Parenting support
Ethics and practice of educational and health
Educational evaluation


I have been Director of CEDAR since 1999. Before joining Warwick in 1995 I was Principal Educational Psychologist of the Sheffield Psychology service. I am a past President of the British Psychological Society and for many years led the BPS's initiative to secure the statutory regulation of psychologists. I was the Convener of the Standing Committee on Ethics of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations 1999-2009. I am currently Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Recent work has included a consultancy to the Lamb Inquiry into parents' confidence in the special educational needs system and leading the Better Communication Research Programme, part of the government's response to the Bercow Review into provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. I was Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education for its consideration of the Bill which subsequently became the Children & Families Act, 2013.

  • Dockrell, J. E., Lindsay, Geoff, Palikara, Olympia, 2006. Language difficulties and educational achievement. In 25 Congreso Internacional de AELFA, 2o. Encuentro Iberoamericano de Logopedia : Granada 28-20 junio 2006, Granada, Granada Editorial Universidad de Granada, pp. 67-79