School of Education


The School of Education's research is among the most significant and influential of its kind in the world. 

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The School of Education has a strong commitment to developing our discipline and offers a rich environment for those looking to undertake postgraduate research.  

Our research takes an interest in understanding 'what works' in education, and how we can improve educational practices and policy. We locate these concerns within a broader set of questions around '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?  

We organise our research through six different research centres and we have a diverse range of partners, from teachers and community organisers in Nottingham through to national governments and international policy bodies. 

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Research centres

Six research centres are hosted within the School of Education and much of the research portfolio is aimed at having a real impact upon learners, organisations and educational systems.

Kay Fuller

Researcher profile

Kay Fuller is an Associate Professor and convenor of the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management. Her research focuses on women, gender and feminism in educational leadership.

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Seminars and events

The School of Education runs a series of seminars and events, some focus on general education issues but most relate to the more specialist interests of the school's research centres.


Latest research news

Professor Pat Thomson's new role with the Cultural Learning Alliance

Appointed as Senior Evidence Associate
20 May 2024

Decolonizing assessment of learning in higher education: the journey ahead

Article in Teaching in Higher Education co-written by Dr Manny Madriaga
17 May 2024
In the latest Research Excellence Framework,
the vast majority of our
outputs were assessed as internationally excellent, with over half given the highest possible score of 4*.
REF results
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School of Education

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

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