Education research and expertise
Research and expertise
Our research is central to everything we do
Research is central to everything we do within the School of Education. We undertake research into educational policy and practice to inform practitioners and policymakers in the UK and globally. Our world leading research ranks in the UK Top 5, as assessed by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
We investigate precarity, inequality and inclusivity in relation to children and young people’s lives and educational contexts (poverty, special educational needs and disability, health and well-being) bringing together expertise to inform and challenge policy and practice.More
We examine the transformative potential of language education in current society and across diverse global and multilingual contexts (e.g. displacement, migration). Our research covers areas including academic literacies, teaching methodology, motivation, and language learning with new technologies.More
Impact and engagement
Our research helps to improve the lives and learning of children, young people and families, by informing and shaping educational practices and policies in UK, European and global contexts.
We are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of education. Our research informs the teaching and studying activities of all of our postgraduate courses.
As a centre for international excellence in research and teaching, we aim to:
- share expertise in education practice and theory
- train inspiring practitioners through our postgraduate research degrees
- inform and shape public educational policy
- improve educational practice on a global scale