Dr. Katie Callicott

Dr. Katie Callicott

School of Education
Academic Tutor

Contact details

School of Education
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Katie is an Academic and Professional Tutor on the Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctoral Programme at the University of Birmingham. In addition to this role, Katie is a practising Educational Psychologist working for a West Midlands Local Authority.


  • Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate,
  • PGCE
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology 


Katie graduated from Cardiff University in 2001 with a BSci in Psychology and then trained and worked as a teacher for three years before enrolling on the Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate at the University of Birmingham. Katie has worked as an educational psychologist for Birmingham City Council since 2011. She joined the academic and professional tutor team at the University of Birmingham in 2021 and continues to work as an educational psychologist for fifty percent of her time.


Postgraduate supervision

  • Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate
  • MSci Psychology and Psychological Practice


Katie is interested in dynamic assessment. She is keen to encourage the use of dynamic assessment within the field of educational psychology, so that theoretical advances are grounded in practice. Katie is involved in project work, involving the design of tools and processes to support the use of dynamic assessment, collaborating with academics from University College London.

Katie is an accredited Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) practitioner and supervisor. She seeks to use video reflection in creative ways to support skill development for educational psychologists, teachers and teaching assistants.

Supervision has been an ongoing area of research interest. Katie is currently focusing on using video to support reflection within supervision.

Other areas of interest include approaches that are underpinned by narrative therapy, activity theory and personal construct psychology.

Other activities

2021-2023 Member of the Editorial Board OJEP Open Journal of Educational psychology

2023-2025 Member of the Editorial Board EPIP Educational Psychology in Practice


Soni, A., and Callicott, K. (2023) Exploring contracts and contracting within supervisor training. Educational and Child Psychology, 40, 4.

Callicott, K., Thomas, S. and Lee, R. (2021) Video Interaction Guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic: Responding to a new way of working. Educational and Child Psychology, 38, 3: 33-47

Callicott, K., Towers, K. and Limniotis, M. (2020) Dynamic Assessment: supporting educational psychologists’ practice through the use of video during supervision. Educational Psychology in Practice, 36, 1: 69-77

Pearson, R., and Callicott, K.  (2020) The ripple effect of Video Interaction Guidance. Attuned Interactions. (Accessed 9th November 2021)

Callicott, K. Leadbetter, J. (2013) An investigation of factors involved when educational psychologists supervise other professionals. Educational Psychology in Practice, 29, 4: 383-403