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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 wellbeing in education

  • Supporting troubled-pupils (Dr Poppy Nash)
  • Child and adolescent mental health (Dr Umar Toseeb)
  • Teacher mental health and wellbeing (Dr Lisa Kim)

Innovative methods in educational research

Language, literacy and numeracy

  • Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia): understanding and developing interventions (Dr Elpida Pavlidou)
  • Implicit / statistical learning and reading: development and individual differences (Dr Elpida Pavlidou)
  • Developmental language disorder (DLD) (Dr Umar Toseeb)

Motivation, emotions, and personality in education

  • Motivation and emotions in education (Professor Rob Klassen, Dr Poppy Nash)
  • Individual differences in student and teacher personalities (Dr Lisa Kim)
  • Personality and individual differences in students and teachers (Dr Lisa Kim)

Genetics in education