Education Department Research Projects

Education Identities and Social Inclusion (EISI)


Project Name
Contact Funder
The role of celebrity in young people's classed and gendered aspirations Heather Mendick Economic and Social Research Council
BERA Meeting of the Minds Award Geeta Ludhra British Education Research Association (BERA)
The student experience - views from first-time undergraduate WP mature students  Ayo Mansaray and Heather Mendick  Brunel WP Office


Past Research Projects


Project Name Contact Funder
Student and parent evaluation of IOP ethnic diversity pilot project Dr. Heather Mendick The Institute of Physics
LGBT lives: the biographies and lifecourse of sexual/gender dissidents Professor Ian Rivers Economic and Social Research Council

Internationalisation, mobile academics and knowledge creation in universities: a comparative analysis

 Dr. Terri Kim Society for Research into Higher Education
Progression of advanced apprentices to higher education: information, advice and guidance Dr. Harriet Dismore West London Lifelong Learning Network
Mathematical Images and Identities Dr. Heather Mendick ESRC and UKRC
 Social Change and English: A Study of Three English Departments 1945-1965  Dr. David Crook  Leverhulme Trust
 A Sociology of Policing and Policing Community relations around the 2012 Olympics  Dr. Gary Armstrong  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)


Pedagogy and Professional Practice (PPP)


Project Name Contact Funder
Teaching and Learning in Portuguese Higher Education Mike Watts Ministry of Sciences, Portugal
The Uses of Poetry: Measuring the value of engaging with poetry in life long learning and development Viv Ellis AHRC
 The Pedagogies of Teacher Education for Urban Schools (PETEUS)  Viv Ellis  British Academy
 Developing Students' Knowledge of Phonics in Secondary Teacher Education (PhonISTE)  Viv Ellis  Higher Education Academy
 'Maths Talk' at Key Stage 1  Valsa Koshy  The Mayor of London and Department for Education
 The Urban Scholars Programme  Valsa Koshy  CfBT
 Brunel Young Scholars and Parents Project  Valsa Koshy  Local Authorities


Advance Study Colloquium Grant Gert Biesta


(His)story of ESREA: A narrative history of intellectual evoluation and transformation in the field of adult education in Europe (with Dr. Cathy Nicoll, University of Stirling) Gert Biesta

European Society for Research on the
Education of Adults

Secondary PGCE students’ use of ICT in science teaching: case studies of practice Rob Toplis ESCalate
Evaluation of the Institute of Physics Ethnic Diversity Project Heather Mendick, Rob Toplis and Dawn Leslie Institute of Physics

What do parents need and want: supporting parents of high ability students on an urban intervention programme to enhance their children's development and achievement

Valsa Koshy HSBC
Enhancing Mathematics learning and teaching Valsa Koshy DfES with 13 London LA's
Nurturing Gifted and talented children at Key Stage 1 (Report of 14 action research projects across the UK) Valsa Koshy DfEE
 Teachers responses to gifted and talented education  Valsa Koshy  Local Authorities

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