Department of Education

Research in the department



Research in the department combines multidisciplinary scholarship of the highest quality with professionalism across both teaching and research, and with an ethos of collegiality, integrity and social responsibility locally, nationally and globally. The department’s research reaches and influences policy and practice in education related sectors, through collaborative work, knowledge exchange, partnerships, dissemination and engagement, impact scholarship and leadership, and via secondments and key appointments to external bodies.

Research in the department is centred around three themes which demonstrate our focus on learning across the life-course. These are Language, Cognition and development; Economy, Policy and Society; and Pedagogy, Learning and Knowledge.

Within each of these areas are several research groups and centres, which provide opportunities for staff and students to obtain critical commentary on ongoing research, develop their research thinking, present their findings and plan new research projects with colleagues as part of their departmental and intellectual home.

Professor Alis Oancea, Director of Research

Research Findings

Completed Research

Our department engages in cutting-edge multidisciplinary research to make a marked difference to educational experiences in the UK and across the world. Discover the aims and outcomes of some of our previously completed research here.

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Research Structure

Research Groups & Centres

Our research groups and centres provide opportunities for research staff and higher degree students to obtain critical commentary on ongoing research, develop their research thinking and plan new research projects.

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Methodological Research Hubs & Initiatives

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