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

LGBT History Month Launch Event

27 January 2017 (18:30-19:30)
Exchange Building LT1, Jubilee Campus
LGBT Month launch event

Design and Analysis of Education Trials

31 January 2017 (16:30-18:00)
C49, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
A Centre for Research in Mathematics Education Seminar

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Research news

Rethinking the employability of international graduate migrants

Reflections on the experiences of Zimbabweans with degrees from England
16 January 2017

Counselling for Depression - new article published

A response to counselling education in the twenty-first century ethical conflicts between a counselling approach operating within a medicalised bureaucratic health service
16 January 2017

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School of Education

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559