Professor Colin Terrell

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ed. Psych.), Ph.D. (London), CPsychol., AFBPsS., HPC Registered

Professor, Psychology


Professor Terrell specialises in the assessment and educational provision of children and adults who experience learning difficulties, e.g. autistic spectrum disorders, dyspraxia, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder.  As part of this work he has provided reports and acted as an expert witness in a range of legal cases.

He was awarded a doctorate from the Faculty of Science, University of London for his research on the assessment of language in the cerebral hemispheres.   He teaches on Masters level courses of in-service training for Special Educational Needs Coordinators, and has published widely in the areas of psychology and special educational needs.   He also supervises doctoral level research students, and is a Senior Partner in a practice of educational psychologists.

Teaching areas
(a) undergraduate Educational Psychology
(b) postgraduate Educational Psychology

Research areas and interests
Assessment and treatment of Childhood Developmental Disorders.


Professor Colin Terrell is working with a colleague (Dr Terri Passenger) on a research project teaching reading skills to dyslexic individuals using the internet (i.e. using iPads and Face Time). A video explaining how the project works can be viewed below: