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Dr Sharon Girdham



Dr Sharon Girdham is a practising Educational Psychologist currently working part-time for a Local Authority Educational Psychology Services within the East Midlands.

As part of her doctoral training at Nottingham University, Sharon undertook research exploring the interrelationships between social networking site use, school connectedness, peer connectedness, social competence and their influence on early adolescent wellbeing.

Sharon embarked on her career path to becoming an educational psychologist following 14 years experience of working as a teacher across the Primary phase both in the UK and abroad.

Sharon can offer a range of assessment, intervention, advice and consultation to support children, young people, their families and schools.  Sharon 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.  

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

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