Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education

Research in the Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education explores questions about equity, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.

Our work is multi-disciplinary – drawing particularly on sociology, linguistics and psychology - and spans a range of formal and informal education contexts including schools, higher education, home and the workplace. We have particular expertise in relation to: gender; literacy; disability; migration; motivation; technologies; widening participation; youth ‘at risk’; self-esteem; identities and well-being.  The REAP (Researching Equity, Access and Participation) group researches issues of equity in, and access to, higher education.

We have close links with the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and the Literacy Research Centre (both at Lancaster University).  We also have strong links with regional and international development work through our programmes of participative research.

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