Dr Jess Mahdavi-Gladwell

Jess’ Show – That Behaviour Show

What’s the show about?

Dr Jess Mahdavi-Gladwell

Join Graham and Jess for a deep and meaningful discussion of all things behaviour. With questions from listeners, guest interviews and more we will chat like we were in the staffroom about all those issues with no simple answer. Send in your questions or volunteer to come and speak with us on air – help us cover the things that interest you.

When can you hear it?

6pm Sundays

How can you get involved?

Leave a message on 0800 246 1555 for Louisa or visit the contact page.


Proud to be British-Iranian, Jess left her native Barnsley for Goldsmiths in 1997 completing her degree, PhD and Post Doc there. In 2013, Jess decided to enhance her experience of researching bullying and teaching psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level by becoming a primary school teacher (IoE).

After working in a range of primary schools, and spending some time writing and speaking about education Jess made her last sector shift and is now SENCO at an amazing and innovative secondary Pupil Referral Unit where everyone gets a second chance. She also manages the Assessment Centre there and works to find the right next placement for each individual.

Awarded CTeach (pilot cohort), Jess’ passions are evidence-based practise and not-wasting-teachers’-time. Owner of two dogs and two teens, her views are her own (and occasionally her husband’s too!).