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 several networks that aim to stimulate lively debate and contribute to new understandings.
In combination, centres and networks combine to create a dynamic research atmosphere. They also contribute to developing expertise that enables us to shape debates, policy and practice in ways that benefit teachers, learners, parents and policy makers both within the UK and globally.
Ranked among the top five for research excellence
The results of the REF 2014 confirm that we are one of the top ten leading UK centres for high quality and high impact research on education. We are ranked fifth in the UK by the Times Higher Education Research Intensity rankings.
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Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE)
CIRE brings together researchers, who address issues of social, environmental and epistemic justice in education theory, policy and practice with a comparative sensibility to global-local dynamics.
Centre for Higher Education Transformations (CHET)
CHET researchers represent a broad range of disciplinary traditions including sociology, cultural studies, management studies and critical policy studies which inform critical analyses of higher education in transformation and higher education as transformative.
Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM)
CMM focuses on producing new statistical methods for tackling research questions, developing new software for implementing this methodology and disseminating these techniques to the national and international social science community.
Centre for Psychological Approaches for Studying Education (PASE)
PASE focuses on core psychological issues and how they relate to education.
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC)
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) is concerned with questions relating to education in schools, universities, community and out-of-school contexts, including a focus on issues of social justice.
Research Networks are flexible groupings of academic staff who are interested in a research topic which crosses the natural boundaries of existing Research Centres.