Centre for research in professional and work-related learning

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Overview

We apply the values and rigour of scholarship and research to examine practice and the concerns of practitioners, policy-makers and other stakeholders in areas including:

  • education
  • social care
  • health
  • business
  • 3rd sector
  • criminal justice

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In partnership with regional, national and international communities of practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, we have developed a collaborative and dynamic research culture.

We are experienced in finding innovative ways of communicating research to a wide audience.

What can we do for you?

  • undertake a variety of research and evaluation activities;
  • apply a range of methodological approaches;
  • draw on the expertise of our internationally recognised researchers;
  • work collaboratively, inclusively, responsively;

to produce work which is independent, objective, of the highest quality - and builds your capacity. 

Our key audiences are managers, practitioners, policy-makers and members of the professional and academic community.  

Funders of our work include:

  • International: European Union, Malaysia Ministry of Education
  • National: Government Agencies responsible for schools; Higher Education Academy; Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (now the Schools Network).
  • Regional: East of England Development Education Network, County Councils, Hertfordshire Police and Probation Services, a Clinical Commissioning Group.

Main areas of research and evaluation

We have a varied portfolio of funded research projects, which reflect our focus on practice-based research and our two overarching areas of research:

  • professional learning and teacher education
  • policy leadership and values
  • inter-professional development
  • impact of practice

Find out more about our research and evaluation projects.