Michael Biddulph is an HCPC registered Educational Psychologist who specialises in the assessment of children and adults with a range of difficulties with learning in school, at university and in the work place. He has worked in this capacity in the UK and Europe. He has a particular interest in dyslexia, bilingualism and problems with mathematics, and as a practical psychologist is very much of the opinion that thorough assessment plays an essential part in the identification of learning difficulties.
Michael obtained his BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, a Diploma in Education from the University of Dundee, a Diploma in Special Education (Visual Impairment) from the University of Birmingham, and the MSc in Educational Psychology from the University of Manchester. He also has a post graduate teaching certificate (PGCE). His MSc thesis was on the assessment of visually impaired children using the British Ability Scales (a British test of cognitive ability) supervised by Dr Colin D. Elliott.
Michael worked as an Educational Psychologist for two Local Education Authorities prior to his move into the private sector. He has now been in private practice for over twenty five years. For three of these years he was Regional Psychologist (Southern Region) for Dyslexia Action (formerly The Dyslexia Institute) responsible for the training of psychologists in the assessment of dyslexia, and for quality control monitoring. He also lectured on the Dyslexia Institute Teaching Diploma course. Prior to this he taught in schools in the primary, secondary and special education sectors and so has experience in a wide range of learning difficulties.
In addition to carrying out assessments in schools, universities and the work place, in his private practice Michael has also prepared reports for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, the Employment Tribunal, and for the County and High Court, frequently appearing as an expert witness.
Michael and his wife presently spend much of their time in France and have three bilingual adult children. In his spare time he is a beekeeper and do-it-yourself enthusiast.