We are an inclusive research community and embrace diverse approaches to research and theory.

We value research that has an impact. We believe it is important to work in ways that influence changes in peoples’ lives and work, theory and society.

Our research is rooted in local, regional, national and international contexts.We encourage collaborative involvement with professional groups, community projects and more.

Students benefit from cross-departmental seminar programmes and a dedicated research office. We regularly welcome research visitors from other Departments, especially where research links with our current activities can be developed.

Our staff, along with our postgraduate research student community, are involved in a wide variety of educational research areas. Research interests include assessment, evaluation and school effectiveness, science and mathematics education, arts, and music education, curriculum practice, international educational development, and critical and philosophical approaches to education.