Dr Susanna Pinkus


BEd. (Hons), MPhil., PhD (Cantab)

I am a specialist in thinking and learning differences, and an education expert. I work internationally with young people, parents, and schools.


After gaining my first degree in Education and English Literature at Homerton College, Cambridge in 1994, I started out my career as a primary teacher. I subsequently returned to complete a Masters degree and then a PhD in Education at Clare College, Cambridge. The focus of my doctoral research was on understanding the experience of parents of children who had additional needs in working with professionals.


I have worked in schools for the past thirty years, across age ranges and sectors. For the past eight years, alongside my private practice, I have been at Harrow School, and for much of this time led their provision for boys who have additional needs.


Social communication difficulties, autism (especially girls), attentional issues and dyslexia, are areas of specific expertise. I specialise in cases where a child is struggling to thrive at school, and complex situations where the child may not be attending school, or a school placement is breaking down.


What sets me apart is not simply my expertise and experience, or my extensive specialist network, but the level of support that I provide to young people, parents, and schools. It is important to build real relationships, offering specialist expertise and considered action but also immense compassion and care.


From September 2023, I will be working solely in private practice continuing my work with families and schools across the world.