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Our people are located in one of three ‘homes’ - Learning Societies, Learning Inquiry or Learning Lives. These homes enable us to provide administrative and professional support for each staff member as they engage with research, teaching and administration.

Learning Societies

Drawing on disciplines like sociology, politics, geography and development members examine upon the wider social contexts which shape teaching and learning opportunities and outcomes.

Learning Inquiry

Drawing on disciplines like psychology, neuroscience and linguistics members examine how learning occurs and how to improve learning opportunities and outcomes.

Learning Lives

Drawing on disciplines like cultural studies, literary studies, anthropology and social psychology members examine how different learning identities and knowledges are produced through human cultures.


Learning Societies
Susan Robertson

Learning Inquiry
Rosamund Sutherland

Learning Lives
Keri Facer

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