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Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)

Leader: Professor Liz Thomas
Deputy: Dr Anna Bull

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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Study with us

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.

Research projects

Research themes


Focus on

The care-experienced graduates' decision-making, choices and destinations project: phase two report

Saturday 24 February 2024

Report by Dr Zoe Baker, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CRESJ.

Too many barriers to publishing data on gender-based violence in HE

Monday 4 September 2023

Anna Bull, Louise Livesey, and Marian Duggan explain why the HE sector needs shared standards for collecting and using data on gender-based violence.

Labour class’ children’s schooling in urban India: a sociological account

Friday 4 August 2023

Drawing upon classroom ethnography and interviews with parents and pupils in urban central India, Dr Reva Yunus's book offers systematic sociological analyses of childhood, labour and schooling in postcolonial, post-liberalisation India.

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