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Research groups and projects

The following groups and projects illustrate our commitment to and enactment of our research strategy:

Research groups



Visualising opportunities: inclusion for children, education and society (Voices_Ed) is an international research collective funded by Edge Hill University investigating inclusion.


Edge Hill University is working collaboratively with international partners to design, deliver and evaluate a suite of interventions intended to improve the belonging of diverse students in higher education.

Engaging students for their GCSEs: the role of teacher messages and student emotions

What are the relationships between the way in which students studying for their GCSE maths exam (i) interpret messages about the exam given by their teacher, (ii) feel about the exam, (iii) engage in their maths lessons, and (iv) perform in the exam itself.

Transforming lives

To understand and provide evidence of how the further education (FE) sector is vital in transforming lives and communities in 21st Century Britain.

Britishness, identity and belonging

Examining the perceptions of teachers, pupils, trainee teachers and teacher educators.

Autism catalyst

Bringing together practitioners, educators and parents of children with autism to influence future research.

Book benches

The Book Benches project is a creative way to explore the development of children’s engagement with reading through discussion, collaboration and art.

Every Child Counts

For children who need help with mathematics. Every Child Counts helps schools to raise achievement through:

  • a range of programmes to support children who struggle with mathematics
  • developing high quality teaching approaches for all children.