The Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education is a vibrant network of active researchers engaged in exploring questions about equity, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing in education. Our research spans a wide range of formal and informal education environments including schools, higher education, home and the workplace.
The membership includes the core academic staff team who are based in the Department of Educational Research and teach on the PhD in Education and Social Justice and Masters in Education and Social Justice programmes. The Research Centre also includes PhD researchers, alumni and researchers from all over the world. As an interdisciplinary group the centre also welcomes colleagues from within the department’s other two research centres: Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning; Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, together with colleagues located in other departments at Lancaster. There are close links with Lancaster University’s Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and the Richardson Institute for Peace Studies. The current directors are Sue Cranmer and Jo Warin.
The centre functions as an intellectual exchange and support network where researchers with related interests can discuss ideas, theories, and specific research plans. To enhance this exchange we put on various events such as reading groups and presentations from invited speakers. Such events are always available for remote (online) members and are sometimes attended by members of the public in the Lancaster and Morecambe area and the wider region.
You can find out more about our work by visiting our Facebook group.