Petri Partanen, Ph.D is a licensed psychologist, with a specialist diploma in School and Educational Psychology, with extensive experience as a practitioner as a school psychologist. He currently holds a position as a Researcher at the Department of Psychology and Social Work, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Institute of Education, University College London, UK, and formerly at Kingston University London, UK.
His research focuses on the role of metacognition, neurocognitive processes, executive functions and intelligence in academic achievement in school, particulary in reading and mathematics. Current research projects address how students’ metacognition can be understood in relation to curriculum content and teaching; the role of dynamic assessment in educational assessment for learning; teachers’ understanding of cognitive abilities in students’ learning; and, the role of metacognition, executive functions, intelligence and working memory in academic achievement for Swedish and Norwegian children in general, and for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in particular.