Centre for Researching Education Across Boundaries (CREAB)

This research centre explores teaching and learning as socially-situated and interactive processes. We are committed to working with our partners in the wider community to help tackle contemporary dilemmas in education policy and practice.

We study education in diverse settings including schools, colleges, universities, museums, informal, outdoor or online communities, drawing on different disciplinary perspectives including education, ethnography, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and sociology and using different technologies.

Find out more about our research.

Research themes

The work of the centre is organised around three themes:

Featured publication

Knowledge and Numbers in Education (Moss and Goldstein, 2014). This Special Issue of Comparative Education, edited by Gemma Moss and Harvey Goldstein, reflects on the changing role of numerical data within education in contemporary and historical settings.  

Featured Project

Digital Diversity – Learning and Belonging (DD-lab). This project is exploring the role of digital media in formal and informal learning among HE students from diverse & non-traditional backgrounds. Research team: Dr Sue Timmis (Principal Investigator), Wan Ching Yee (Co-Investigator) and Dr Bernie Munoz Chereau (Research Assistant). Funder: University of Bristol.


Find out about upcoming CREAB events.


Find out more about our Inclusive and Special Education (ISEN) network on the blog.

Did you know?

CREAB members are currently running two projects with funding from the Education Endowment Foundation, that are trialling and evaluating interventions designed to raise pupils’ attainment and close the achievement gap.


Centre Co-Directors
Professor Melissa Allen
Dr Jo Rose

Centre Research Assistant
Trang Mai Tran

Students at CREAB
Postgraduate students

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