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 parentheses after each sub-theme.
Supporting teachers and teaching
Mental health and wellbeing in education
- Child and adolescent mental health (Dr Umar Toseeb)
- Digital technologies in relation to youth wellbeing and mental health (Dr Beth Bell)
- Body image and appearance satisfaction (Dr Beth Bell)
- Bullying and mental health (Dr Nathalie Noret)
- Positive youth development (Dr Nadia Jessop)
- Positive mental health (Dr Dusana Dorjee)
- Teacher mental health and wellbeing (Dr Lisa Kim)
Innovative methods in educational research
Special educational needs and disabilities
- 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)
- Neurodiversity and autism (Professor Kathryn Asbury,Dr Umar Toseeb)
Motivation, emotions, and personality in education
Genetics in education