Research Projects

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


Professor Fiona Hallett, Dr Clare Woolhouse, Dr Linda Dunne, Virginia Kay and Dr Francesca Bernardi (Project Research Assistant).

The VOICES_Ed project (Visualising Opportunities: Inclusion for Children, Education and Society) is an international research collective funded by Edge Hill University. VOICES_Ed is
currently trialling a new resource for children, young people and school practitioners called Photo-Voice Toolbox©.


Professor Liz Thomas, Professor Fiona Hallett and Dr David Allan 

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

Queer Theologies

Dr Chris Greenough

How can queer theory be used to disrupt traditional academic pathways of knowledge production, enabling queer researchers to develop original and bespoke ways of researching.

Engaging Students for their GCSEs: The Role of Teacher Messages and Student Emotions

Dr Laura Nicholson

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.

How Teachers use Research

Professor Tim Cain

How do teachers use published research? What do they do with it and how does it change their thoughts and actions?

Transforming Lives

Professor Vicky Duckworth

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

What is Britishness?

Dr Francis Farrell

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

Autism Catalyst

Professor Fiona Hallett

Ubunye: Empowering parents in disadvantaged South African communities to support classroom learning

Dr Mary McAteer

Evaluation of ECC keep-up/catch-up programme

Dr Mary McAteer

Widening Participation

Professor Liz Thomas


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