Laura Swash teaches HL and SL Psychology with Pamoja Education, and wrote materials for this online Psychology course. Originally from the UK, she currently lives on Porto Santo Island, off Madeira, Portugal. Laura was a classroom teacher for 19 years, during which she taught the IB MYP and Diploma programmes for 13 years. In addition to holding a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, UK, she also has a Diploma in Education from the University of Bath, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London Institute of Education. Laura is a regular workshop leader and consultant for the IB and other Providers. She co-authored the IB student and teacher books on Approaches to Learning. She has a range of examining experience. She enjoys reading, gardening and scuba diving in her spare time.
Christos Halkiopoulos holds degrees in general and applied psychology (both graduate and postgraduate) from the University of London (UCL and Birkbeck College). Since 2003 he has taught IB Psychology at St Clare's (Oxford) where he also taught TOK for over a decade. Christos has co-authored the IB Psychology textbook published by Pearson and is now writing for the second edition of this book to address the new psychology curriculum. Christos helped shape this Curriculum as a member of the Curriculum Review team and is now busy delivering Category 1, 2 and Category 3 (Subject Specific Seminars) workshops on it to psychology teachers in the UK and abroad. As a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Christos is passionate about enhancing the scholarly credentials of IB psychology and its teaching in ways which are vibrant and up-to-date and help students attain the highest grades possible. As an Organisational Psychologist and BPS-Registered Coaching Psychologist he delights in helping employees and students with issues relevant to well-being and motivation. Christos holds both Greek and UK nationalities and his hobbies include art history, guitar playing, long walks …and doing absolutely nothing.
Praise for Laura
"Laura was kind, empathetic and knowledgable. She was willing to share her wealth of resources with us."