Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)

Postgraduate Research in LSRI

Are you interested in joining a vibrant group of masters students, doctoral students, post-doctoral staff, and professors - all enthusiastic about the study of human learning? The LSRI could offer you a welcoming environment to pursue your own research on this important topic.

By joining our community as a postgraduate researcher you will enjoy personal supervision from two experienced academic supervisors chosen for their interest in your project. At the same time, you will be working closely among other doctoral students in a shared and well-resourced environment. 

Your own work can build upon the established research record of the LSRI and your confidence will be extended through integration into the local and wider communities with which LSRI is affiliated: for instance, the International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Typical projects of recent doctoral graduates have included work on the following topics: 

  • Collaborative learning
  • Constructing representations in science
  • Learning through games
  • Mobile learning
  • Interpreting visual images
  • Techniques of lecturing

Please examine the research interests of current LSRI members and see if your own ambitions find a possible match. If you join us we promise a lively, supportive and multi-disciplinary environment for your doctoral study.

For specific queries, please contact Professor Shaaron Ainsworth.



Learning Sciences Research Institute

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

+44 (0)115 951 4543