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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Liminality, looseness and new modalities of scholarly distinction: The impacts of ‘impact’ in REF2014.

CRESJ welcomes Richard Watermeyer, Director Research for Education at the University of Bath, and an expert in public engagement and impact in higher education.

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We offer research degrees (PhD, MA by research) and we also run the MA in Global and International Citizenship Education. We will offer a new MA in Social Justice and Education from October 2016.

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New project tackles sexual harassment on campus

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

CRESJ researcher Dr. Vanita Sundaram will jointly lead the HEFCE-funded research and action project

British Muslim university students’ perceptions of Prevent and its impact on their sense of identity

Posted on Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Prevent strategy at UK universities is designed to reduce the possibility of university students becoming radicalised and so working against them supporting or directly engaging in terrorist activities.

Debates in History Teaching

Posted on Tuesday 28 February 2017

Debates in History Teaching remains essential reading for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development or Master's-level study

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