Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Research groups


The School of Education, Communication & Society has three research groups: 

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

CPPR is a multi-disciplinary research centre committed to using research to inform national and international public policy debate and to support professional practice. CPPR is organised around four major programmes of research and knowledge exchange:

  • Public service restructuring
  • Professional knowledge and professional development
  • Professional values and ethics 
  • Equality and social justice 

Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CRESTEM)

Research in CRESTEM draws on a range of social science perspectives, and on quantitative and qualitative methodologies, to explore formal and informal practices of teaching, learning and engagement with STEM. There is a strong tradition of collaboration with both national and international research and user organisations.

The work is organised around three major interlinked programmes of research

  • Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  • Aspirations, attitudes and participation
  • Learning in formal and informal contexts

The Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (LDC)

The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication is a major centre for descriptive linguistics, applied linguistics and language in education. The Centre conducts both basic and applied research on language, communication, society and education.

The Centre has particular strengths in research on the dynamics of language and literacy within globalisation and intercultural contact, and we focus on language, literacy and discourse in everyday interaction, in education, literature, and popular culture, in new & mass media, and in medical and workplace settings.

The Centre for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development (CITED)

In addition to its research groups the School is home to the Centre for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development, a joint institutional strategic initiative between Teachers College, Columbia University and King’s College London.  

Research studentships and doctoral training

Research development and studentships are fundamental to our work. Join our vibrant and supportive School as a PhD student.

A smiling student writing

Discover the School of Education, Communication & Society

Our people

Our people

Find a member of staff in Education, Communication & Society

Contact us

Contact us

Contact Education, Communication & Society with your enquiry.

News & Events from ECS


30 September 2020

Black History Month at King's

At King’s we will be celebrating Black History Month 2020 with a programme of virtual events and…