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Mr John Eakin

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Programme Director DECAP



Room 03.502, David Keir Building
School of Psychology
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK


+44 (0)28 9097 4384

John Eakin is Programme Director of the Doctorate in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology (DECAP) course, the three year postgraduate professional training programme for educational psychologists (for details of DECAP, see separate web page).  He has been a tutor to the programme since 1995 and is an honorary lecturer of the university.

He is a registered psychology practitioner with the Health Care Professions Council and a BPS Chartered Psychologist, and as well as teaching and supervising research, he practises professionally, with the Southern Education and Library Board (SELB) and in independent practice.  He is closely involved in medicolegal/expert witness casework and teaches not only the DECAP trainees, but also DClin Psy trainees, expert witness skills.

He is particularly interested, and professionally experienced, in the neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood and adolescence including dyslexia, ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders; and in dyslexia in adults.

His research interests have focused on dyslexia, age effects on educational progress and the assessment of written language outputs.