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Dr John Franey

B.Ed.(Sus.), B.A.(Lanc.), M.Ed.(Exon.), EdD(Bristol)

  • BS8 1TZ


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Personal profile

Research interests

Major achievements

Local Authority:

  • The establishment of statutory assessment criteria and procedures under the 1996 Education Act.
  • The development of continuing professional development for psychologists and Local Authority workforce.
  • The development of governor training throughout the local authority.
  • Development of Personal effectiveness training for headteachers.
  • The establishment of critical incident procedures.
  • The establishment of supervision arrangements.
  • The establishment of multi-agency group work teams in schools.


  • The establishment of the MEd Programme in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol 1998.
  • The establishment of the DEd Psych in 2006.

Professional organisations

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Member of the Association for Educational Psychologists.

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Research Output

  • 1 Chapter in a book
  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

An Exploration of Irish Teachers' Experiences of Stress

Buckley, D. E., Abbott, D. W. F. & Franey, J., May 2017, In : Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies. 17, 1, 21 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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    The development of a profession: reframing the role of educational psychologists within the context of organisational culture

    Webster, A., Maliphant, R., Feiler, AC., Hoyle, E. & Franey, J., 2003, Learning and Teaching Where Worldviews Meet. Sutherland, R., Claxton, G. & Pollard, A. (eds.). Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books, p. 119 - 137 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Supervised Work

    An exploration into the experiences of young people when finding out they have been identified as having social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) difficulties

    Author: Mccarthy-Singh, H., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Franey, J. (Supervisor) & Lee, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    An exploration of the experiences of post-sixteen transition for young people with autism spectrum disorders.

    Author: Chavez, J., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Franey, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)


    An Illuminative Evaluation into how a post-16 setting accesses and uses the voices of learners with EHCPs to inform their Annual Review

    Author: Cooper, P., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Franey, J. (Supervisor) & Lee, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)