Dr Kairen Cullen CPsychol.AFBPsS

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Educational Psychologist


Health Professions Council (HPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist


I have worked as a professional psychologist since 1994 in Local Authority Education services providing educational psychology services to individuals, groups, organisations and the community. Since 2006 I have developed my own practice and now work entirely independently.

My work includes:

  • Help for children and young people’s development and learning
  • Advice for a wide range of children’s family, educational & learning difficulties and social issues
  • Assessment of and input for adult learning, behaviour and well being
  • Input for workplace and home conflict and communication
  • Legal work including educational appeals and professional practice matters

My experience includes:

  • Ten years previous experience as a teacher and specialist advisory work in relation to pupil behaviour
  • Advisor for professional practice panels & contributor and facilitator for working parties within nationally recognised professional bodies, e.g. Department for Education consultations on sex and relationships education, schools’ role in pupil well-being, learning difficulties, assessment guidance, pupils bullying and abuse of staff, young people and alcohol, children’s commissioner for England, teacher management and appraisal, personal, social and health education, supervision and psychological aspects of obesity
  • Published expert academic & education author including ‘The Psychologist’,
  • ‘The Times Educational Supplement’, ‘Child Care’, ‘5 to 7’, ‘Junior Education’,
  • The Royal College of Midwifes ‘Information for Parents’, Healthy Living’, ‘Education Plus’, ‘Educational Psychology In Practice’ and ‘Educational and Child Psychology’, ‘Introducing Child Psychology, a practical guide’ by Icon Books.
  • Invited speaker at The Science Museum Dana Centre on children’s learning and video games
  • Extensive behind the scenes and ‘in front of camera’ work with television, radio and the press, e.g. ‘Bright Young Things’, ‘Election’, ‘Generation XXX’.