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Personal Statement

I am Director of Postgraduate Professional Training in Educational Psychology, which encompasses the MSc in Educational Psychology and the Research Doctorate in Educational Psychologists for practitioners (DEdPsy). I also teach on the MSc in Research Methods and supervise PhD students and Honours dissertations. I am also an Honorary Professor, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh and am an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and a member of the Editorial Boards of The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Cogent Education (Open Access). Before joining the University of Strathclyde, I worked as an Educational Psychologist in two local authority services for 12 years. I was awarded the 2011 prize for best research paper of the year by the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, and a Teaching Excellence Award by the University of Strathclyde in 2012.

Research Interests

My research interests include language impairment (both identification and intervention), the effects of computer games and exercise upon executive functions, bully-victim problems in schools and in the work-place, psychometrics, and the practice of educational psychology.

Expertise & Capabilities

I have directed large-scale externally-funded RCTs and have expertise in the analysis of cohort data, systematic review and meta-analysis and the evaluation of educational programmes. I have also co-authored and standardised published language tests and am a member of the British Psychological Society's Committee for Test Standards.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include research methods and developmental psychology which I teach at Master's level. I also supervise PhD and DEdPsy students whose topics include attachment, executive functions, goal attainment and decision-making for educational provision.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Glasgow

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Projects 2004 2017

Modelling the Psychological Factors in Autism Spectrum Diorders (studentship)

Boyle, J.

Scottish Autism


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Research Output 1997 2019

A systematic review of interleaving as a concept learning strategy: a study protocol

Firth, J., Rivers, I. & Boyle, J., 1 Jul 2019, 2, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
learning strategy
physical education


Can video interaction guidance improve children's participation in group work lessons?

Author: MCDONALD, L. J. W., 1 Oct 2011

Supervisor: Kelly, S. (Supervisor) & Boyle, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Developing higher-order reading skills in mainstream primary schools: a metacognitive approach

Author: Moir, T. M., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Woolfson, L. (Supervisor) & Boyle, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis



Activities 2007 2016

Educational and Child Psychology (Journal)

Jim Boyle (Guest editor)
1 Sep 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

Invited Talk: A Career in Educational Psychology

Jim Boyle (Contributor)
4 Feb 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Language gains for children with persisting developmental language disorders through use of an intervention programme and support model for teachers.

Elspeth McCartney (Participant), Susan Ellis (Participant), Jim Boyle (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEducation, Professional practice, training and standards