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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 Umar Toseeb.


Students on the BSc Psychology in Education, MSc Psychology in Education, and MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education 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

PhD students in PERC are enrolled on the PhD in Psychology in Education.  They are supervised by academic staff in PERC. 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 postdoctoral researcher, we will be happy to discuss possible project ideas and work with you to prepare a grant application. You can read about our funding opportunities.  Or to discuss possible postdoc opportunities please contact Umar Toseeb.

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 Umar Toseeb.

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