School of Education


We undertake the highest quality research that contributes fully to the development of education policy and practice locally and globally.

Meet our researchers

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Professor Joanne Hughes

Working together for learning

Our Researchers

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Dr Karen Kerr

Making a School for Science in the Great Outdoors

Our Researchers

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Professor Laura Lundy

Giving Children a Voice in their Future

Our Researchers

Research areas

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Our commitment to research

The Centres for Shared Education, Effective Education, Children's Rights and Behaviour Analysis are leading university centres of research into education and related areas.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of the School’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading

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Pedagogy, Learning and Curriculum

improving the learning and teaching environment in educational contexts

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Human Rights, Equality and Social Cohesion in Education

upholding children’s rights, promoting social justice and reducing societal divisions

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Thanks to its research centres, the School of Education is in an excellent position to transform educational policy at a local, national and international level

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Focused on our core research areas

Transforming policy and practice

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Our global research links

making a difference at home and abroad

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Postgraduate research

Coordinated support in our Doctoral Centre

Programmes and studentships


Our research impact

The School of Education is 4th in the UK for research intensity

Research Impact

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