Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)

Leader: Professor Ian Davies

The Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ) undertakes multi-method research that explores social justice in education.


We pursue research regarding social justice and education in the UK and internationally. We investigate perceptions of fairness; differential rates of access and achievement that apply across individuals and social groups; and, explore learning and teaching.

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We offer research degrees (PhD, MA by research) and we also offer our MA in Global and International Citizenship Education and our MA in Social Justice and Education.

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Education students get shortlisted for PhD Spotlight competition

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2018

PhD students, Caroline Casey (PhD Education), and Michelle Hunter (PhD Applied Linguistics) have been shortlisted to exhibit their research as part of YorkTalks, a key University research showcase event, as part of this years PhD Spotlight competition.

Dr Amanda Naylor and Dr Sally Hancock begin funded widening participation project

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018

Dr Amanda Naylor (Senior Lecturer, English in Education) and Dr Sally Hancock (Lecturer in Education) have been awarded £5,732 from the Widening Participation fund to develop a new departmental widening participation initiative, Education Champions in Schools.

Clémentine Beauvais features in Times Higher Education

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2018

In a new article about scholars who write children’s literature, the Times Higher Education features CRESJ’s Clémentine Beauvais (Lecturer, English in Education).

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