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Department of Education research

Our research interests are broad. They concern educational leadership, globalisation, teaching and educational practice.

Research Clusters

Our research activities are take place in our four research clusters.


Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity

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Our research explores learning, pedagogy, curricula and knowledge development and how education can enhance social justice and contest social inequalities.

Research Centers

Our research staff form part of University Research Centres.



Research Impact

We have worked with government organisations, international bodies, multinational companies, leading educational and children’s charities, as well as those involved more directly with teaching and learning.


Our research

We have a longstanding commitment to research excellence, and have involvement with projects of both national and worldwide significance. Our research is wide ranging, with an aim to impact educational practice and policy both in the UK and internationally.

We work closely with other departments to share our knowledge with practitioners, research institutes, businesses, governments, the EU, international agencies and charities.


Contact us

Contact us to find out more about our research.