The School of Education, Communication & Society is split into three research centres. You can find out more about each of them using the links below.
The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is an interdisciplinary research centre committed to using research to support professional practice and inform national and international public policy debate.
With particular strengths in sociology and applied philosophy, our work critically analyses and illuminates policy processes and effects in a range of global and local contexts and policy and practice settings. These include education, health and social care, youth work and the cultural sector.
Learn more about the Centre for Public Policy Research.
The Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM) undertakes research on teaching, learning and engagement with STEM.
This includes large-scale quantitative studies examining the effects of pedagogical interventions, critical sociological analyses of trends in STEM participation, experimental research on effective group-working in classrooms and analyses of learners’ STEM trajectories.
Learn more about the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication (LDC) conducts research in language education, sociolinguistics and discourse studies.
It provides empirically informed, conceptual accounts of the global implications of mobility and migration for language learning, citizenship and social inclusion, as well as for changes in (multi)lingual identity construction in everyday, professional and online settings.
Learn more about the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (LDC).