Alan Smithers

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According to Wikipedia, Alan George Smithers is an English academic psychologist and public policy advisor best known for his research and publications in the field of education. Early life Smithers was born in the East End of London, the son of a Billingsgate fish porter. His mother worked in a sweet factory, and he claims he lived on fish and Turkish delight during the war. He was educated at Barking Abbey Grammar School then King's College London, gaining a first class honours degree BSc and a PhD in plant physiology in 1966. He later gained an MSc in the psychology and sociology of education and a PhD in education in 1974 from the University of Bradford. Since all professors at the University of Manchester, where Smithers taught, are required to be graduates of the university, an MEd was conferred on him in 1981. He became a Chartered Psychologist in 1988.

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