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Honorary Professor: James Boyle

James Boyle has been made an honorary professor in the Moray House School of Education.

Jim Boyle

Professor Boyle is Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde.

A Health and Care Professions Council-registered educational psychologist, he is Director of Postgraduate Professional Training in Educational Psychology at Strathclyde.

After completing his BSc honours degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 1974, he trained as a primary teacher at Jordanhill College of Education.

He graduated with an MAppSci in Educational Psychology and Child Guidance from the University of Glasgow in 1980.

After a temporary post as lecturer in educational psychology at Dunfermline College of Physical Education, he worked for 12 years with the Strathclyde Regional Educational Psychological Service.

Professor Boyle joined the University of Strathclyde as a senior lecturer in educational psychology in 1993 following a two-year secondment as a tutor to the MSc in Educational Psychology.

He became Director of the MSc in Educational Psychology in 1995, with appointments to Reader in 2005 and to a Chair in Psychology in 2010.

Professor Boyle’s teaching interests are in educational and developmental psychology and assessment and his research interests are in language impairment, bullying in schools, and executive functions, including the effects of physical activity and of games-based learning.