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Welcome to PERC!

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

Ways of connecting with PERC

We are always interested in accommodating undergraduate and postgraduate research volunteers (from York or elsewhere) who are interested in working with us at PERC. If you are interested, please contact Rob Klassen.

BSc dissertations
BSc Psychology in Education students at York will be able to undertake dissertation research supported by PERC members. Get in contact with us if you would like to find out more about the kinds of dissertations you can undertake with PERC.

MA and PhD research
PERC works with MA in Education (by research) and PhD students on dissertation projects or research internships during their course. Find out more about staff members’ research interests. We can help you prepare an application for your PhD and will let you know of any available funding from PERC. 

Postdoc positions
If you would like to work with a PERC member as a postdoc, we will be happy to discuss possible project ideas and work with you to prepare a grant application. To discuss possible postdoc opportunities please contact Rob Klassen.

Research visits
If you are a researcher at any level and would like to spend some time at PERC, we can usually arrange anything from a brief visit to an extended stay. If you would like to spend some time working with one or more of PERC staff as a visitor please contact Rob Klassen.


Professor Rob Klassen

Contact Details

Dr Kathryn Asbury
Room: D/L/109
Tel: + 44 (0)1904 323431

Dr Lisa Kim
Room: D/L/109
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322605

Professor Rob Klassen
Room: D/L/206
Tel: + 44 (0)1904 324396

Dr Poppy Nash
Room: D/K/011
Tel: + 44 (0)1904 322526

Dr Elpis PavlidouRoom: D/L/201b
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324395