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Research Projects

Recent projects include:

  • 2022 - Open access lesson plans to enrich supplemental instruction for primary grade students at-risk of reading failure, ESRC
  • 2022 - 2025 - Comparative analysis of teacher policies, ESRC
  • 2021 - 2022 - Glasses in Glasses, Funded by Department for Education
  • 2021 - 2022 - Using Research Learning Communities to improve the outcomes of looked after children. Funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care
  • 2021 - Using Models to Inform Educational Policy, Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account 
  • 2020 - 2023 - Professor Chris Brown has been successful in securing an Erasmus + project on Evidence-Informed Practice for School Inclusion. Funding is for €369,288,00 (total for the partnership)
  • 2020 - Raising Achievement of Pupils with English as an Additional Language
  • 2019 - Evaluation Panel, Youth Endowment Fund
  • 2019 - SafePod, ESRC
  • 2019 - 2022 EdTech TestBed, NESTA
  • 2019 - 2022 The role of schooling in the cognitive and wider development of children in the province of Punjab (Pakistan) and State of Gujarat (India): Routes for sustainable education, British Academy)
  • 2019 - 2020 Developing an evidence kit for policy-makers, Research England
  • 2019 - 2020 Improving the pathways for evidence, Nuffield Foundation
  • 2018 - 2021 Understanding the complex determinants of teacher shortages: an integrated approach
  • 2017 - 2020 Evaluation of Meols Cop Feedback, Educational Endowment Foundation
  • 2017 - 2020 Life Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking (LIFETRACK), NORFACE
  • 2017 - 2020 Evaluation of Sound Training, Sound Training
  • 2017 - 2019 Fair admission to universities in England: understanding and improving policy and practice, Nuffield Foundation
  • 2017 - 2019 Evaluating the fairness of admissions to UK higher education, ESRC
  • 2017 - 2019 Alternative, emerging and cross-border HE provision and its relationship with mainstream HE, ESRC/HEFCE
  • 2017 - 2018 Evaluation of effective outreach to HEIs, Durham University
  • 2017 - Evaluation of UK Space Agency Principia programme, UK Space Agency
  • 2016 - 2019 Task contingent units of personality and adaptive performance, Australian Research Council Discovery project
  • 2016 - 2018 The use of contextual data in undergraduate admissions, ESRC
  • 2016 - 2018 The kinds of poverty in schools and their impact on student progress, ESRC
  • 2016 - 2017 The public benefit of the National Pupil Database
  • 2016 - 2017 Philosophy for children: North Yorkshire, SAPERE
  • 2016 - 2017 Effective pedagogy at the primary phase
  • 2016 - 2017 Comparative segregation study in Brazil, Santander
  • 2015 - 2019 Evaluation of Academies Programme, National Literacy Trust
  • 2015 - 2018 Evaluation of writing about values, Educational Endowment Foundation
  • 2015 - 2018 Evaluation of Maths Counts, Educational Endowment Foundation
  • 2015 - 2017 Mapping contextualised admissions in Scotland, Scottish Funding Council
  • 2015 - 2017 UK - Clinical Aptitude Test (UK-CAT) - Capacity Building Grant: Developing and implementing dynamic testing within the UKCAT
  • 2014 - 2017 The non-cognitive impacts of Philosophy for Children, Nuffield
  • 2013 - 2017 Evaluation of Children’s University, Educational Endowment Foundation