Psychology Subject Expert profiles

Our psychology and sociology Subject Experts provide in-depth background information and to help put study visits into context, adding huge benefits to your travel experience.

Here are just a few of their profiles...


Cara Flanagan

NST Psychology Subject Expert

Cara is a highly experienced teacher, conference speaker, senior examiner and author. She taught for about 20 years then took up examining and writing for the next 20. She authors psychology textbooks, organises and speaks at events and is a senior editor of the student magazine, Psychology Review.

Christopher Warrington

NST Educationalist Guide

University of Sheffield graduate, Chris was previously Head of German teaching German History at A Level. He is also a Principal Examiner in German for a major exam board. Chris has accompanied numerous groups to Berlin over the last 30 years and has a wide knowledge of the city.

Garry Clarkson

NST Educationalist Guide

Garry was once a Head of Humanities and has undertaken extensive training with the Holocaust Educational Trust and Institute of Education. He is an experienced Holocaust educator working on a range of projects across the UK and Poland. He has led Poland and WWI visits for the NST since 2008.

Janet Searle

NST Educationalist Guide

Janet graduated from Bristol University with a BA Hons degree in German and French and completed her PGCE at Reading. She has taught languages for 25+ years in schools in the UK and Switzerland. She has also worked in Munich and Salzburg and has family in eastern Germany.

Keith Mallinson

NST Educationalist Guide

An Oxford graduate, Keith has taught History and Classics in a variety of schools and colleges on Tyneside and in Singapore. He is an examiner in both subjects and his special interest lies in the Nazi period and WWII.

Philip Ginnings

NST Educationalist Guide

Phil has taught History and Politics since 1991 and has been a head of department since 1998. He has led visits to sites of the two World Wars and the Holocaust in Europe for over 15 years and is a Fellow in Holocaust Education of the Imperial War Museum.

Peter Oxley

NST Educationalist Guide

Peter has lengthy experience of taking school groups to Germany, Russia and the WWI battlefields. His CV boasts Head of History, GCSE Examiner and work for the BBC. He has written an A Level Russian History textbook, but his main area of historical interest is 20th century Germany.

Ross Raeburn

NST Educationalist Guide

Ross has considerable experience as the head of a successful religious education department and a practising GCSE and A Level teacher. He has worked with NST for a number of years, predominantly in Krakow and Berlin, where his enthusiasm for History and RS has been highly valued by school groups.

Dr Stephen Hartley

NST Educationalist Guide

Stephen has a PhD in Modern History from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London. He has taught for over 20 years and has led numerous school tours. Stephen has travelled to over 80 countries and is a published Irish history author for MacMillan’s War Studies Series.

Steven Rawcliffe

NST Educationalist Guide

A retired teacher with over thirty years’ experience of secondary education including spells working in Germany and Asia, Steve has organised and led many GCSE and A Level tours to Europe. A fluent German speaker, he has a deep interest in and knowledge of the country’s history and politics.

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