Dr Sharman Jeffries
professional life cv
Private Practice as Coaching Psychologist: 
specialisting in coaching and suppporting Neurodiverse individuals

Professional Qualifications and Training
                    Continuing Professional Development courses regularly attended
2011              Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A)
                     Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (Level A)
2010              Coaching course (Centre for Coaching)        
2009              Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course (Skills Development Service)
2008              Awarded Chartered Psychologist status, British Psychological Society
1994-1995      Counselling courses: Arun Voluntary Counselling Service; Barnabas Training Centre (ACC); Business Counselling (DTI)  
1970-1972      Institute of Banking Law, English
Professional and related memberships
Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society, AFPBSs,  

2008                Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Surrey.
2002-2007        PhD, University of Surrey.
                       Thesis: “Education-related learning difficulties and working memory functioning.”
                       Masters Level courses: 
                       Research methods and data analysis.  Research methods. Professional skills.Teaching skills.
                       Psychometrics. Literacy Abilities. Specific learning difficulties.
1999-2002        First Class BSc Honours Applied Psychology and Sociology, University of Surrey
Final yearDissertation: “Sequence Learning and Working Memory: Co-morbidity and Differences in Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.” 
1998-1999        Access to Higher Education Course in Life Sciences. Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology.  Dissertation: “Therapeutic benefits of diary keeping.”
                        GCSE Mathematics Grade B.
1962-1968        Nine GCEs (including English Literature (1), English (4), Mathematics (5)).Ilminster Girls’ Grammar School.
Academic Peer Reviewed Publications
Jeffries, S. & Everatt, J. (2003). Differences between dyspraxics and dyslexics in sequence learning and working memory. Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal, Issue 2, 12 – 21.
Jeffries, S. & Everatt, J. (2004). Working Memory: its role in dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Dyslexia: an international journal of research and practice, 10, 3, 196-214
Everatt, J., Jeffries, S., Elbeheri, G., Smythe, I. & Veii, K. (2006). Cross language learning disabilities and verbal versus spatial memory. Cognitive Processing Journal, 7 (5), 32.
Conference Presentations given at:
7th International Conference British Dyslexia Association, Harrogate, 2008
BPS Developmental Psychology Section Conferences London, 2006
6th International Conference British Dyslexia Association, Warwick, 2004
BPS Developmental Psychology Section Conferences: Leeds 2004
Hawaii International Conference of Social Sciences, Hawaii, 2003
Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Conference, Brighton, 2002