Vaughan Dutton

BA, MSc, PhD, AFBPsS, CPsychol



About me

  • NB: I am currently available to take on students for supervision

I am a Chartered Psychologist (reg no 329646), an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  I also work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist registered BACP.  I trained in South Africa and completed my doctorate at the University of Oxford.  My speciality is psychological and social research methods, and I have 20 years experience in all aspects of project design, data analysis (both qual and quant), etc.  This includes supervision of students at masters and doctoral levels.I also specialise in psychological and social theory, including psychodynamic and existential paradigms, as well as post modern and constructivist perspectives.


I have supervised undergraduate, masters and doctoral level students at various times over the past 20 years at a number of universities, including the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

Type of supervision I offer at NSPC

  • Doctoral Research Supervision primary
  • Doctoral Research Supervision secondary
  • Master’s Research Supervision

My qualifications in detail:

Birkbeck, University of London

  • 2020 - 2022 MSc Psychodynamic practice
  • 2019 - 2020 PgCert Psychodynamic practice

University of Oxford, England

  • 2005 – 2009 Doctor of Philosophy

University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

  • 1998 – 1999 Master of Social Science Applied Psychology cum laude
  • 1997 Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology cum laude
  • 1993 – 1995 Bachelor of Social Science Psychology and Philosophy

A few methodologies that I am experienced in 

  • Quantitative methods (univariate and multivariate statistics)
  • IPA
  • Constructivist methods
  • Discourse analysis
  • Deconstruction
  • Psychosocial analyses
  • Grounded theory
  • etc

Selected publications

Kitui, J.E., Dutton, V.M., Bester, D., Ndirangu, R., Wangai, S., Ngugi, S. (in press). Traditional Birth Attendant reorientation and Motherpacks incentives' effect on health facility delivery uptake in Narok County, Kenya: An impact analysis. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Dutton, V.M. and Collins. A., (2004), Subjects of development: The United Nations Development Programme as technology of neo-liberal imperialism, Subjectivity (formerly International Journal of Critical Psychology), 11.

Munyakazi, L., Dutton, V. and May, J., (2010), Analysis of Unmatched Data using Propensity Scores: Part 1: Cross-Section Analysis. School of Development Studies Research Report No. 84, University of KwaZuluNatal, Durban.

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