Dr Antony Williams BSc. PGCE. MA. MSc. EdD. C.Psychol.
Academic Director Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology
Tel: (+ 44) (0) 114222 8119
Tony is the Academic Director of the Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology (DEdCPsy).This is a three year full-time course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), accredited by the British Psychological Society and recognised by the Department for Education as a course of professional training in Educational Psychology.
Tony teaches on the BA Education, Culture and Childhood; on the MA in Psychology and Education; and on the EdD programme. He supervises a diverse range of PhD students
Teaching and research is orientated by:
Tony´s research interests are focused in areas of critical psychology and psychoanalytic concepts and theory. To date his research has focused on contributing to the concept of a critical educational psychology. Related areas of interest include group dynamics, conceptions of mental health and emotional wellbeing, case study research and the use of reflexive and interpretative research methods.
Tony has previously taught in Local Authority schools, a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and a Health Service led adolescent unit before becoming an Assistant Educational Psychologist and then entering professional training in Educational Psychology. During this time Tony obtained a Masters Degree in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (University of Birmingham). Tony currently works part-time for Wakefield District Council and previously led the Authority's implementation of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme. Prior to a previous career in teaching, Tony had obtained a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science (University of Loughborough), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Loughborough) and enjoyed a brief athletic career and a 400 metre hurdler.
Williams, A, Billington, T. and Goodley, D. (eds.) (In Press). Critical Educational Psychology: Research and Practice. Wiley Blackwell
Williams, A. and Billington, T. (In Press) The national and international growth in qualitative research within the field of educational psychology. In Hobbs, C and Hardy, J. (eds.) qualitative methologies and voice of the child. London: BPS
Williams, A. and Goodley, D. (In Press) The problematisation of children and the celebration of difference. In Hobbs, C and Hardy, J. (eds.) qualitative methologies and voice of the child. London: BPS
Williams, A. (In Press) Psychoanalysis. In Williams, A, Billington, T. and Goodley, D. (eds.) (In Press). Critical educational psychology: Research and practice. Wiley Blackwell
Williams, A. (In Press) Are we all psychologists now? In Williams, A, Billington, T. and Goodley, D. (eds.) (In Press). Critical educational psychology: Research and practice. Wiley Blackwell
Billington, T. and Williams, A. (2015) Education. In I. Parker (ed.) The Handbook of critical psychology. London: Routledge.
Greig, A., MacKay, T., Roffey, S. and Williams, A. (2016). Guest Editorial: The Changing Context for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools. Educational and Child Psychology, 33(2), 5-12. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
Roffey, S., Williams, A., Greig, A. & MacKay, T. (2016). Guest Editorial. Mental health and wellbeing in schools: Concerns, challenges and opportunities. Educational and Child Psychology, 33(4), 5-8. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
Rizwan, R., & Williams, A. R. (2015). ‘Only the wind hears you…’The experiences of Pakistani girls in a primary school: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Educational & Child Psychology, 32(2).
Williams, A., Weerasinghe, D. & Hobbs, C. (2015). Guest Editorial. ‘Race’, Culture and Ethnicity in Educational Psychology. Educational and Child Psychology 32(2), 5-8. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
Williams, A. (2013). ‘Critical Educational Psychology: Fostering emancipatory potential within the therapeutic project’ Power and Education, 5: 3, 304-317
Williams, A. (2013) Critical reflective practice: exploring a reflective group forum through the use of Bion’s theory of group processes, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 14:1, 75-87
Open Dialogue Peer Review: A response to Billington. Psychology of Education Review Vol: 33, No 2 September 2009