Our research asks questions about teaching, learning and leadership

We are committed to undertaking research that asks questions about teaching, learning and leadership. The School of Education is ranked among the top five in UK for research excellence.

Research centres and networks

The School of Education is home to five research centres - each engaged in a programme of systematic research, capacity building and impact generation, around their particular substantive and methodological concerns.

The School is also home to a number of networks that form around a particular issue area. Their aim is to stimulate lively debate around these issues, and contribute to new understandings.


Research Networks are flexible groupings of academic staff who are interested in a research topic which crosses the natural boundaries of existing Research Centres. Find out about our research networks

Bristol Conversations in Education research seminars

Bristol Conversations in Education is a seminar series which showcases world-class, impactful, cross-disciplinary research about education. All are welcome to attend!


Read our policy briefings, impact case studies and more. 

Research Impact

Find out how research carried out at the School of Education makes an enormous impact on policies and practice to improve people's lives. 

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