Angie Garden is a Senior Lecturer at LJMU, teaching mainly on the Early Childhood Studies, Early Years and Special and Inclusive Needs degree programmes at LJMU.
Angie has a firm background in Educational and Child Psychology.
She has worked in a range of schools as a teacher, in various settings as a person-centred counsellor, worked with children in play and art therapy and as a researcher and lecturer firstly at Edge Hill University and for the past 10 years at LJMU.
I researched and published in the field of non-directive play therapy for a number of years. A joint project with Barnardos saw the development of support groups for siblings of disabled children, with peer-reviewed publications emerging from it.
My more recent research concerns the psychological impact of a diagnosis of dyslexia upon the individual higher education student with a focus on their self-esteem and self-concept in relation to their diagnosis. This research has implications for practice at university level.
2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Master of Arts in Advanced Educational Practice (Distinction)
2012, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Practice (Dyslexia)
2005, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
2001, University of Bolton, United Kingdom, Post Graduate Certificate in Further, Higher and Adult Education
1998, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Psychology
Gallard D, Garden A. 2011. The Psychology of Education [CHAPTER] Dufour B, Curtis W. Studying Education: An introduction to the key disciplines in education studies. Berkshire: Open University Press 978-0335241057
Garden AS. 2008. A Study of Professional Curiosity in Non-Directive Play Therapy and its Link to Attachment. New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 2 :46-55
Garden AS. 2006. The Ethics of Researching Children in Non-Directive Play Therapy British Journal of Play Therapy, 2
Naylor AS. 2005. When a child plays Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 5 :29-31
Naylor AS, Prescott P. 2004. All about my brother Community Care, :34-35
Naylor A, Prescott P. 2004. Invisible children? The need for support groups for siblings of disabled children British Journal of Special Education, 31 :199-206 >DOI
Engagement & Impact
Award title: Vice Chancellor’s Award for Best Programme or Support Team for SPARK student journal editorial team (June 2014), Awarding body: Vice Chancellor’s Award (Liverpool John Moores University)
Title of presentation: The impact of a diagnosis of dyslexia on the self-esteem, coping strategies and perceived academic achievement of undergraduate students at one northwest university, Conference title: EHC Festival of Research 2016, Place/location of conference: Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, Presentation type: Poster presentation
Fellowship title: Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy
Title of qualification gained: Post Graduate Certificate in Further, Higher and Adult Education