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Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research

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.
 

Enquiries

cedar treeAll 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.

News

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/

This year, Cerebra have developed an International Women’s Day awareness campaign showcasing the depth of the work they are doing. One of the CEDAR Research Fellows, Dr Samantha Flynn, was included in the campaign. You can read her article on this page: https://cerebra.org.uk/research/cerebra-women-at-the-forefront-of-research-iwd21/ and about the rest of the campaign on this page: https://cerebra.org.uk/news/

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.