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Dr Olympia Palikara

Job Title
Associate Professor
Department
Education Studies
Research Interests

I am an Educational Psychologist by training and my research work lies at the intersection of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs. My research interests concern the educational and psychosocial outcomes of children and young people with special educational needs, including those with Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome. I am also particularly interested in the effect of educational transitions, including from primary to secondary education and secondary education to post-compulsory education on children's wellbeing. Recent research aims to identify the individual and contextual factors associated with children's wellbeing, sense of school belonging and school climate. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I am currently Convener of the Psychology in Education Standing Committee of the European Federation of Psychologists' Association (EFPA) and co-chair elect of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) of the British Psychological Society.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Costed Extension: 'Back to secondary school for children with neurodevelopmental disorders in the times of COVID-19: the effect on children's academic and psychosocial adjustment': to continue to employ the part-time research assistant Baily Thomas Charitable Fund 01 Jun 2021 31 Jul 2021
Back to secondary school for children with neurodevelopmental disorders in the times of COVID-19: the effect on children's academic and psychosocial adjustment Baily Thomas Charitable Fund 01 Jun 2020 31 May 2021

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