Nick Bozic MEd (Ed Psych)

Nick Bozic

School of Education
Academic and Professional Tutor

Contact details

School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Nick Bozic works as an academic and professional tutor on the initial training course for educational psychologists. Fifty percent of his time is spent working as a practicing educational psychologist in Birmingham Local Authority.


MEd (Ed Psych) 1997


Nick initially graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in computational science in 1985.  He trained and worked as a teacher and then between 1990-1996 as a research associate/ fellow investigating the use of technology in the education of children with visual and other disabilities.

He trained to become an educational psychologist in 1996/7 and worked for 17 years in this capacity in Worcestershire Educational Psychology Service (EPS).  Since 2014 he has worked in Birmingham EPS.

Alongside this, Nick has enjoyed working as a tutor on the initial training course for educational psychologists at Birmingham, a position he has held since 2004.


Nick teaches on the Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate


Nick’s research and practice interests include community psychology, sociocultural theories of learning, strength-based practice and working with organisations and groups.

He is currently carrying out a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University researching how to understand and assess the contexts which promote strengths in children and young people.


Bozic, N. and Murdoch, H. (Eds.) (2018) Learning through Interaction: Technology and Children with Multiple Disabilities. Abingdon: Routledge.

Bozic, N., Lawthom, R. and Murray, J. (2018) Exploring the context of strengths – a new approach to strength-based assessment. Educational Psychology in Practice, 34.1, 26-40

Bozic, N. (2013) Developing a strength-based approach to educational psychology practice: A multiple case study. Educational and Child Psychology. 30.4, 18-29.

Bozic, N. and Crossland, R. (2012) Using Realistic Evaluation to evaluate a pilot local authority common induction programme. DECP Debate. 145, pp.7-12.

Bozic, N. and Williams, H. (2011) Online problem-based and enquiry-based learning in the training of educational psychologists. Educational Psychology in Practice,  27, 4, pp353-364. DOI: 10.1080/02667363.2011.590466

Bozic (2008) A guide to the tests that pupils with special educational needs may receive. Community Care Inform Website.

Bozic and Morris (2005) Traumatic brain injury in childhood and adolescence: The role of educational psychology services in promoting effective recovery. Educational and Child Psychology. 22(2), 108-120

Bozic (2004) Using letters to support consultative work in schools. Educational Psychology in Practice. 20(4) 291-302

Bozic, N. and Carter, A. (2002) Consultation Groups: participants' views, Educational Psychology in Practice, 18, 3, 189-201. ISSN: 0266-7363. DOI: 10.1080/0266736022000010230

Unpublished Conference Papers

Bozic, N., Lawthom, R. & Murray, J. (2018) Applying situated learning theory to contextualise strength-based assessment. Paper to be presented at 7th International Congress on Education and Learning, July 2018, Paris.

Bozic and Crossland (2011) Is Common Induction working? EPs carrying out an evaluation of locally implemented programme. Poster presented at DECP Conference, Newcastle 13th January 2011.

Bozic (2009) Using a virtual learning environment to support the learning of trainee educational psychologists. Paper presented at: DECP Conference, Manchester 7th January 2009.

Bozic, Carroll, Greenwood, Stevenson and Vincent (2005) Adjusting to traumatic brain injury: the child/ young person’s view. Paper presented at AEP Annual Course, Newcastle 10th November 2005.

Bozic, N. (2003). Writing to teachers: using letters to support consultative work in schools, DECP Annual Conference, Harrogate, 7-9 January 2003.

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