Dr Julia Howe

Dr Julia Howe

School of Education
Academic and Professional Tutor, educational psychology

Contact details

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

Julia has a background in teaching in both secondary school and further education. She works part-time as a Senior Educational Psychologist for a local authority in the West Midlands.


  • EdPsychD (Birmingham, 2009)
  • M.Sc EdPsych (Birmingham, 2001)
  • Diploma in Psychology (Open University, 1998)
  • P.G.C.E. (Birmingham, 1987)
  • B.A. Hons (Liverpool, 1985)


Julia completed a conversion course in psychology with the Open University whilst working as a teacher in Birmingham. She qualified as an Educational Psychologist in 2000 and completed her doctorate in 2009. Julia began working as an educational psychologist in the West Midlands in September 2001 and now manages a multi-professional team. She has been an academic and professional tutor on the initial training course for educational psychologists at the University of Birmingham since 2009.


Postgraduate supervision

She is interested in supervising students with the following research interests:

  • professional practice in educational psychology services
  • social constructionism with a particular interest in gender
  • anti-oppressive practice in educational psychology
  • the educational implications of acquired brain injury.


Educational Psychology with a particular interests in social constructionism, feminism, gender and anti-oppressive practice.

Other activities

Editorial Board Member Educational Psychology in Practice


Pearson, R. and Howe, J. (2017) Pupil participation and playground design: listening and responding to children’s views. Educational Psychology in Practice. Vol 33(4), 356-370. DOI: 10.1080/02667363.2017.1326375

Howe, J. and Ball, H. (2017) An exploratory study of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator’s knowledge and experience of working with children who have sustained a brain injury. Support for Learning. Vol 32(1), 85 -100.DOI: 10.1111/1467-9604.12148

Regan, H. and Howe, J. (2016) Video Self-Modelling: An Intervention for Children with Behavioural Difficulties. Educational Psychology in Practice  Vol 33(1), 93-102. DOI: 10.1080/02667363.2016.1233862

Ball, H. and Howe, J. (2013) How can educational psychologists support the reintegration of children with acquired brain injury upon their return to school? Educational Psychology in Practice Vol 29, No 1, 69-78 DOI:10.1080/02667363.2012.755460 

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