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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 parentheses after each sub-theme.

Supporting teachers and teaching

  • Predicting teacher effectiveness (Dr Lisa Kim)
  • Teacher retention and valuing the teaching profession (Dr Lisa Kim)

Mental health and wellbeing in education

Innovative methods in educational research

Special educational needs and disabilities

Motivation, emotions, and personality in education

  • Individual differences in student and teacher personalities (Dr Lisa Kim)
  • Personality and individual differences in students and teachers (Dr Lisa Kim)

Genetics in education