Skip to main content

Brunel education researchers take reins at top journal


A team of academics from the Department of Education at Brunel University London has been awarded the editorship of the prestigious British Educational Research Journal, a high-impact publication showcasing the very best research in the field.

Dr David Aldridge, Professor Gert Biesta, Dr Ourania Filippakou and Dr Emma Wainwright will share the editorial role from January 2018 onwards at the flagship journal for the British Educational Research Association.

Launched in 1975 as Research Intelligence, the BERJ was renamed in 1978. With an impact factor that increases each year, it continues to publish articles by, and for, researchers in education throughout the world.

The Department of Education at Brunel has also gone from strength to strength, with its courses this year appearing in the Guardian’s top 10 for education subjects.

National Student Survey results published earlier this year were also extremely positive, with student responses in nearly all categories rating the department above the sector average, and third in London for overall satisfaction.

Some 60% of the department’s research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Academic staff conduct research on a range of topics within the field of education, covering school education, vocational, professional and higher education, and adult education and lifelong learning. 

Earlier this month Professor Biesta was invited to present the keynote lecture at the British Education Research Association's annual conference at the University of Sussex, with Dr Aldridge, Dr Filippakou, Dr Deborah Jones and Dr Sarmin Hossain also on the programme. 

Find out more about the Department of Education at Brunel

Reported by:

Sarah Cox, Media Relations