Prof Garry Squires

Professor in Educational Psychology, SEND and Inclusion

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Research interests

Garry's interests are around special educational needs; mental health; inclusion; professional educational psychology practice; the use of data in educational systems; dyslexia; cognitive behavioural therapy; therapeutic approaches in education; and, evaluating school based interventions and programmes.


Current research:

  • Sep 2022-Sep 2023 Evaluation of Jigsaw whole school mindful approach to PSHE. Jigsaw PSHE Ltd.
  • Jan 2022-Dec 2022 Well Schools. Youth Sports Trust
  • May 2018 - Sep 2024 The READY Study: Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth. National Deaf Children's Society


Completed Research

  • Sep 2016 - Apr 2021 An Evaluation of Achievement for All Education Endowment Foundation
  • Jan 2018 - Dec 2020 Preventing School Failure European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Aug 2015-Dec 2017 Early School Leavers and learners with disabilities and/or Special Educational Needs. European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Sep 2015-Mar 2018 Evaluating FRIENDS Education Endowment Foundation
  • Sep 2014-Jul 2017 Evaluating 'The Good Behaviour Game' Education Endowment Foundation
  • July 2012-Dec 2015 A study of the experiences of students with Special Educational Needs at post-primary school. National Council for Special Education, Ireland
  • Mar 2012-Jul 2017 Evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum in promoting social and emotional wellbeing among children in primary school: a cluster randomised controlled trial National Institute for Health Research
  • May 2012 - May 2014 Identifying effective practice in the provision of education and education support services for 16 -19 year old deaf young people in Further Education in England. National Deaf Children's Society
  • Sep 2009 - Sep 2011 National Evaluation of Achievement for All. Department for Education
  • Sep 2010 - Sep 2011 Educational Psychologists and therapeutic intervention: Promoting positive mental health in schools
  • Sep 2005 - Jun 2006 A Review of the Functions and Contribution of Educational Psychologists in England and Wales in light of “Every Child Matters: Change for Children” Department of Education and Skills



Research and projects