Research themes

Our research

The Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) conducts innovative and applied psychological research relevant to education and educational settings. Our goal is to explore these factors in a manner that is both rigorous and broadly accessible to the psychology and educational communities.

We employ a range of methodologies to explore six related  themes underlying psychology in education.

Interested PhD students and potential collaborators may wish to contact researcher indicated in parenthese after each sub-theme.

Supporting teachers and teaching

Mental health and well-being in education

Innovative methods in educational research

Language, literacy and numeracy

Motivation, emotions, and personality in education

Genetics in education