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
- Understanding mental health in secondary schools and university students (Dr Lucy Foulkes)
- Supporting troubled-pupils (Professor Chris Kyriacou, Dr Poppy Nash)
- Social pedagogy (Professor Chris Kyriacou)
- Managing transitions from secondary school to higher education (Dr Poppy Nash)
- Child and adolescent mental health (Dr Umar Toseeb)
Innovative methods in educational research
Language, literacy and numeracy
- Developing mathematical understanding (Dr Hugo Lortie-Forgues, Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane)
- Language and literacy in children learning EAL (Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane)
- Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia): understanding and developing interventions (Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Dr Elpida Pavlidou, Dr Hugo Lortie-Forgues)
- 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
Genetics in education