The School of Education’s research revolves around ten clusters. These clusters are based on analysis and bringing together of the research outputs (papers, books, chapters and reports) produced by staff and students. It therefore represents the core areas of research interest in our school. The clusters are not fixed or static, and researchers in the school often move across and between them.
Our research explores topics in relation to the lives of children and young people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and in a variety of contexts. We investigate education in relation to those who work and study in a range of professional contexts, including early years practitioners, teachers, policymakers, those from educational professional bodies and community educators.
Some of our work also involves researching the adults with whom children and young people live. These enable us to contribute two Strategic Research Themes within the University (Society & policy, and Health & wellbeing) and the University’s Strategic Plan, Vision 2025.
The research clusters are listed below with links to the web pages of colleagues who have published research in these areas.