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Dr Helen Smith



Dr Helen Smith is a practising Educational Psychologist currently working part-time in an East Midlands Local Authority Educational Psychology Service. 

As part of her doctoral training at the University of Nottingham, Helen carried out research exploring the impact of Cooperative Learning on pupils’ peer acceptance and perceptions of peer support. 

Helen began her career as a primary school teacher, and taught in schools for over ten years.  Prior to her role as an Educational Psychologist, Helen worked as an assistant psychologist providing therapeutic support and early intervention work with children, young people and their families.   

Helen can offer a range of assessment, intervention, advice and consultation to support children, young people, their families and schools.  Helen has knowledge and skills in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods which can be used to support schools in identifying and meeting their strategic development needs.  

Helen has experience of creating and delivering a wide range of training packages for educational settings.  Helen has also supported in the delivery of doctoral training activities for trainee educational psychologists at the University of Nottingham.

Helen is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council.