Our research ranges from early years, through schooling, further and higher education and into the workplace. The effects of wider factors such as socioeconomic status, educational effectiveneness, parental involvement in education, the effects of being in care and affective factors form key themes in the work conducted across the department. We investigate education in a wide range of disciplines, including English, geography, history, languages, mathematics, medicine, religious education and science.
Many of our distinguished academics and students play significant roles in advising government departments, Ministers and international organisations. Our expertise is based upon innovative empirical and rigorous research with deep connections to the field. The Education Deanery underpins research-based education practice with our local schools, as well as our international associates. We have a community of approximately 100 staff and over 500 students.
Our department is committed to excellence and relevance in all that we do. We provide an intellectually rich and supportive environment in which to study, research and teach, and to continue to contribute to all phases of public education in the UK and internationally.
Professor Jo-Anne Baird
Director, Department of Education