Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education
Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education, Department of Educational Research, County South, Lancaster University, LA1 4YD, UK
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Centre for Social Justice & 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. It spans a range of formal and informal education contexts including schools, higher education, home and the workplace.

Our expertise

  • gender
  • literacy
  • critical pedagogy
  • theories of social justice
  • disability
  • motivation
  • assessment and the implications for social justice
  • technologies
  • widening participation
  • youth 'at risk'
  • self-esteem
  • identities
  • wellbeing

See our Research programmes pages for details

Experts from the Centre talk about gender and identities

Watch videos of Centre Co-directors

Carolyn JacksonCarolyn Jackson talking about single-sex classes in co-educational schools and lad cultures in higher education


Jo WarinJo Warin talking about identities

Stockport children swap the classroom for the farmyard

Murray Saunders

Murray Saunders was interviewed on Granada Reports on 20 February 2013 about a University and Schools Farms Network collaboration.

View a news report on ITV's website.

Study for a PhD

Watch video of Jo Warin talking about the online PhD in Education and Social Justice

We also offer a Traditional route PhD

Find out more about our PhD programmes»

Online Research seminars

Watch research seminars - Centre and Departmentof Educational Research


We have close links with:

Lancaster Literacy Research Centre

Centre for Gender and Women's Studies


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