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.
- New Head of Department for CEDAR. Professor Richard Hastings has taken over as the new Head and Director of CEDAR (from January 2021). Professor Geoff Lindsay retired at the end of 2020, and stays connected with CEDAR in his new role as an Emeritus Professor.
- Emeritus Professor Geoff Lindsay has been appointed as Chair of Newham’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Commission.
- Dr Nikita Hayden, a Research Fellow in CEDAR, reviewed Milana Aronov’s CEDAR Seminar Series presentation: ‘A History of Controversies over the treatment of autism with behavioural therapies (France, 1960-1990)’ for the Cerebra website. The seminar was delivered online on Thursday 11th February 2021. Nikita’s review can be found here: https://cerebra.org.uk/research/a-history-of-controversies-over-the-treatment-of-autism-with-behavioural-therapies/
Warwick's education research ranked 3rd in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.