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Patrick Langford

Educational Psychologist

Waltham Forest Educational Psychology Service

Biography

I am an Educational Psychologist working in London. I have worked with children and young people aged from 2-18-years-old across a wide range of settings, including Pupil Referral Units. My thesis aimed to explore what makes consultation effective. Using a mixed methods approach (including interview and observations) the core features of consultation, which lead to real world change for children and young people, were identified. I have experience as a reproducibility checker for the journal Meta-Psychology. I also curate the scientific blog www.psychbrief.com where I explore and summarise psychology, statistics, and meta-science.

Interests

  • Open research
  • Philosophy of science
  • Metascience
  • Science communication

Education

  • DEdPsy Professional Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2021

    Insitute of Education, UCL

  • MSc Psychology of Education, 2018

    Insitute of Education, UCL

  • PGCE (PCET), 2014

    Cardiff University

  • BSc Psychology, 2013

    Cardiff University

Skills

Consultation

Assessment

Psychologically informed training

Quantitative & qualitative research

Statistics

Project management

Recent Talks and Presentations

What are the effective features of consultation? A mixed methods approach

A discussion of my work for my thesis exploring the effective features of consultation.

A critical summary of preregistration and Registered Reports

My talk at the Cambridge ReproducibiliTea meeting.

What are the main features of an initial child-level consultation between an EP and a teacher?

Poster presentation of my first year project.

Open Educational Psychology

An introduction to open science practices in relation to EP work and qualitative research.

False-Positive Psychology

A summary of False Positive Psychology (Simmons, Nelson, & Simonsohn, 2011) and exploration of its significance for the field.

Training

Workshops and training I have delivered at different levels (classroom, school, etc.)

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Improving attention and listening at a whole class level

Training on improving attention and listening in the classroom. Topics include various language difficulties, motivation, and self …

Whole school well-being

Training for schools to help support students and staff back into school after an extended break, such as after the COVID-19 lockdown.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Ty Coryton School

Oct 2016 – Mar 2017 Cardiff
Responsibilities include:

  • 1:1 support
  • Supporting young people in the community
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher

Hereford Sixth Form College

May 2014 – Aug 2016 Hereford
Responsibilities include:

  • Teacher of A-level Psychology and Health & Social Care
  • Form tutor
  • Leading the Psychology Club
  • Reflecting on praxis for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) qualification

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