CEDAR is an internationally acknowledged research centre undertaking research on a range of educational and psychological issues.
These typically focus on the interface between policy and practice, and include research into new government initiatives across the age range of pre-school to higher education and continuing professional practice.
We also specialise in researching special educational needs and inclusion, disability across the lifespan (especially intellectual disability and autism), and parenting and families research. We emphasise combined methods research undertaken in multi-disciplinary teams, secondary analysis approaches, and intervention evaluation designs including randomised controlled trials.
All enquiries should be made to Diana Smith, Centre Administrator (email Diana dot Smith at warwick dot ac dot uk) or direct to the appropriate member of staff. If you have any comments about our website, email A dot J dot Baker at warwick dot ac dot uk.
CEDAR's first PhD
Although CEDAR staff have supervised PhDs in other departments for many years, the Education and Psychology PhD programme in CEDAR was established only in 2014. The first student to graduate from the programme is Jon Painter from Sheffield Hallam University who completed a PhD by published works. Pictured (from left to right): Dr Laurence Taggart (External Examiner), (Dr) Painter, Professor Richard Hastings (PhD supervisor), and Professor John Rose (External Examiner).
Warwick's education research ranked 3rd in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
A Better Start
A research team from the University of Warwick are leading a large, multidisciplinary consortium to evaluate a 10-year study designed to improve the life chances of children 0-3: Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start.