Educational and Child Psychologist
Penny is an experienced Educational Psychologist (EP), qualifying in 2003. Previous to her role as an EP, Penny worked as a teacher in a Behaviour Support Team and within a range of Special Schools. Penny has also worked as a teacher in mainstream secondary schools.
Penny is also and Associate Tutor at the University of Sheffield, on the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology Course. She has research interests in narrative methods to support vulnerable young people. She is also interested in psychological formulation and the complexities of applying psychology within social and community contexts.
Penny is experienced in working with adults to improve relationships (e.g. at home and at school), particularly in relation to supporting recovery from complex trauma.
Penny’s contribution to Orange Psychology
The Orange Psychology model of collaboration and relationship-focus suits Penny who is a strong believer in working systemically around the whole child. Penny works collaboratively with the Managing Director to understand and frame pieces of work which come up. She utilises a range of assessment, intervention and consultation approaches in her work with schools and families.