Our key research strengths Our key research strengths

Our researchers focus on a broad range of topics within education and lifelong learning, often working in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines. Our two primary research groups were both established in 2003 and give a framework for collaboration and feedback for researchers working on similar topics.

  • The Literacy and Development Group (LDG) is home to researchers from the Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning, International Development and Language and Communication at UEA. The group has an international reputation for interdisciplinary approaches to literacy and development research. 

  • The Research in Mathematics Education Group (RME) brings together researchers, teacher educators and teachers to focus on issues relating to mathematics education in the UK and abroad. Much of its research is done collaboratively with the School of Mathematics at UEA.

Other research strengths have also emerged in more recent years, including Cultural Studies in Education, Physical Education Pedagogy and Higher Education and Society. Much of our research is interdisciplinary and our researchers have strong relationships with colleagues from other Schools and universities. 

We engage actively with key policy makers and aim to disseminate our research in ways that can maximise its impact in education, both in the UK and internationally.



Literacy and Development



Mathematics Education



Other Research Areas