Brian Davis

Consultant Educational Psychologist

In his role as Director and as Deputy Head of Psychology, Brian is part of the team providing educational psychology doctorate training courses at the Tavistock. He has previously held a major strategic role in a Local Authority with responsibilities including the management and commissioning of specialist support services including educational psychology and child and adolescent mental health for children with special educational and additional needs. He has extensive experience as the Principal Educational Psychologist for two London authorities and as a practitioner educational psychologist including a specialism for social, emotional, behavioural issues and working with mental health teams. He has managed a service applying systemic and psychotherapeutic approaches to children at risk of exclusion and becoming looked after.

He has had a long term interest in Educational Psychology training. He has previously been on a professional Educational Psychology training university steering committee and delivered training sessions on courses. Brian has been a school governor and is also a qualified teacher, having worked in a teaching delivery and education advisory capacity across all age ranges in education and a number of specialist environments.

Brian’s special and research interests include the development of quality Educational Psychology practice and continuing professional development;  professional training;  the promotion of positive outcomes for children and young people; and  building of resilience in the community through strategic and multi - agency working.



Brian Davis