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Professor Diane Montgomery, PhD MPhil BSc (Hons) T.Cert. C. Psychol. ABPsyS

Diane Montgomery was born and educated in Suffolk and went to teacher’s college and university in London. She was awarded a prize for teaching and worked in schools for ten years as a science teacher and then Head of Science although at times also teaching art and drama and coaching diving.

Her psychology degree pursued part time whilst teaching enabled her to take a role as a teacher educator at Kingston then Middlesex University specialising in teaching method. At Middlesex she was appointed Head of Education and then Dean of Faculty. She promoted distance education for teachers at Middlesex, writing and running several MA programmes (SEN, SpLD, SEBD, G Ed. and Ed. Management).

As professor emerita at Middlesex she now researches and lectures internationally on Underachievement, Giftedness, and Dual and Multiple Exceptionality.

She has written more than 30 books, 20 study guides and over 100 articles and chapters on a range of education topics – dyslexia, gifted education, able underachievers, double exceptionality, spelling, handwriting, managing behaviour problems, appraisal, learning difficulties, classroom management and classroom observation. She runs the Learning Difficulties Research Project from her home in Essex.

Avocation: Restoring and sailing her Thames Barge


Diane Montgomery, PhD, Emeritus Professor in Education at Middlesex University
is a qualified teacher and chartered psychologist. She writes Distance Learning programmes in Gifted Education, SEN, SEBD and Dyslexia, has 20 books, 30 Study Guides and many published articles on teaching, giftedness, underachievement, exceptionality, dyslexia, behaviour problems, appraisal, learning difficulties.

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