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Chris Bagley


Chris Bagley

Director of Research, Psychologist, States of Mind, The Institute of Education, UCL

Chris's professional bio / interests

Chris Bagley is Director of Research at States of Mind and a lecturer, tutor and doctorate research supervisor at The Institute of Education, UCL. He is a teacher, Educational Psychologist and writer. As a practitioner, Chris has spent many years working with the most marginalised young people and families and in particular, those subject to school exclusion and the youth justice system. He has published a number of academic articles in Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Educational Psychology in Practice, alongside opinion pieces in The Independent, Byline Times and The Psychologist. Chris co-delivers 'Participatory Action Research' projects, led by young people and supported by doctorate researchers at the Institute of Education with a focus on evaluating education systems and actioning change.

I’d like help with…

Connecting with creative and visionary educators, young people and others who wish to conceptualise education and human-ness differently.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

I composed and recorded two songs that reached #1 on the iTunes blues chart.

I live in


A career highlight

Becoming Director of Research at States of Mind and getting young people in front of the Education Select Committee


Website: Twitter: @hiddendepths



Joined Guild

Jan 10, 2022