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Christopher Boyle

Professor of Inclusion and Educational Psychology, University of Adelaide

Christopher Boyle, PhD is a Professor in Inclusive Education and Psychology at the University of Adelaide . He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was previously Editor in Chief of The Educational and Developmental Psychologist (2012-2017) and is currently the co-inaugural founding editor of Belonging and Human Connection (with Kelly Allen) of the new journal Belonging and Human Connection launched in 2022. He is an internationally recognised and respected academic and author on the subjects of inclusive education, and psychology. He is a registered psychologist in the UK and Australia.


  • 2016–2021
    Associate Professor in Inclusion and Psychology, University of Exeter
  • 2012–2014
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Monash University
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer in Psychology and Inclusive Education, Monash University
  • 2009–2010
    Lecturer in Inclusive Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia


  • 2009 
    University of Dundee, UK, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Strathclyde, UK, MSc Ed Psych
  • 2001 
    Open University, UK, BA
  • 1998 
    University of Glasgow, UK, PGCE
  • 1998 
    University of Strathclyde, UK, MSc Bus Info Tech Systems
  • 1996 
    University of Glamorgan, UK, BSc (Hons)


  • 2022
    Research for Sustainable Quality Education: Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity, Springer
  • 2020
    Inclusive education: Global issues & controversies, Brill
  • 2018
    Pathways to school belonging. Contemporary research in school belonging, Brill
  • 2015
    Believing you can is the first step to achieving. A CBT and Attribution Retraining Program to improve self-belief in students aged 8-12, Jessica Kingsley
  • 2014
    Equality in education: Fairness and inclusion, Brill
  • 2014
    Ethical Practice in Applied Psychology, Oxford University Press
  • 2013
    Student Learning: Improving Practice, Nova
  • 2012
    What works in inclusion? , Open University Press
  • 2012
    The importance of peer-support for teaching staff when including children with special needs, School Psychology International
  • 2011
    My School? Critiquing the abstraction and quantification of education, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
  • 2011
    Facilitating the learning of all students: 'The professional positive' of inclusive practice in Aust, British Journal of Support for Learning

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • British Educational Research Association

Research Areas

  • Specialist Studies In Education (1303)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)


Fellow of the British Psychological Society