I’m Scott, an independent academic actively researching, writing, and lecturing on psychology (specifically transpersonal psychology), education (psychology, research methods), and the martial arts.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Teacher, with a PhD in anthropology and psychology. I have an extensive career in education, as a primary and secondary teacher, elearning developer, and principal lecturer in education.
In recent years I have returned to the classroom to refresh my practical experience. Indeed, I am honoured to be working at a fantastic school in the West Midlands one which demonstrates the true values and virtues of education.
‘The title of Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and reflects only the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is awarded by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and based on qualifications and experience in psychology. The BPS states that a Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised within a specialism (or specialisms) and that they are trusted to deliver the highest standards to those who require such services.’ (BPS, 2023)
‘A Chartered Teacher is a teacher who has received recognition for high-quality teaching, evidence-informed practice and school leadership. According to the Chartered College of Teaching (CColT), Chartered Teachers are pioneers whose insights and expertise are invaluable to the profession. Achieving Chartered Status involved an intense 18 month professional development course consisting of a series of assessments, coursework and exams.’ (CColT, 2023)