School of Education


We are proud of the research work undertaken in the School of Education, and the quality of this work is widely recognised.

Much of our research activity is organised through six different research centres. These pages also indicate areas of specialism for those interested in postgraduate and postdoctoral research.

Research centres




As a research community we are committed to undertaking and sharing our research so that our work makes a difference. We are interested in understanding 'what works' in education, and how we can improve educational practices and policy. However, we locate these concerns within a broader set of questions about 'what matters'. What is the role of education in contributing to a more fulfilling, richer and socially just quality of life both for individuals and society?

Researchers in the School of Education draw on a wide range of research methods and traditions, and work with a diverse range of partners. Our partners range from teachers and community organisers in Nottingham through to national governments and international policy bodies.

The School of Education has a strong commitment to developing our discipline and offers a rich environment for those looking to undertake postgraduate research. If you are interested in postgraduate research opportunities please look at our dedicated page for PhD/EdD applicants.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any issues further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Professor Howard Stevenson

Director of Research

Research events

Working with Mathematics Teachers to Develop Whole-Class Talk

01 November 2016 (16:30-18:00)
A32, Dearing Building Jubilee Campus
Presented by Dr Jenni Ingram and Nick Andrews, Oxford University Department of Education

Taking the Helm: A Look at Teacher Leadership Programmes in the US

15 November 2016 (13:00-14:30)
C45, Dearing Building Jubilee Campus
The presentation will examine various teacher leadership models utilised in schools in New York and North Carolina, looking at how teacher leaders can enhance student learning and professional development.

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Research news

Sally Zacharias wins the Richard Pemberton Prize

Sally Zacharias who has been awarded the Richard Pemberton Prize for best postgraduate paper at the BAAL annual conference.
23 September 2016

Professor Qing Gu: the new chair of BAICE

Qing Gu is the new chair of the British Association for International and Comparative Education.
15 September 2016

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School of Education

The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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