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.
A paper from the Who’s Challenging Who? Project has won the Outstanding Paper Literati Award 2020 for the Tizard Learning Disability Review journal: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/tldr/literati-awards/tizard-learning-disability-review-literati-award-winners-2020
Richard Hastings (9th in the world in “Rehabilitation”), Geoff Lindsay (390th in “Education”), Leslie Francis (134th in “Social Psychology”), and honorary Professor Bruce Tonge (471 in “Developmental and Child Psychology”) have all been listed by a Stanford University led team in the top 2% of researchers in the world by citation impact. The analysis, based on whole career impact so far, has been reported in the journal PLOS Biology https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918.
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.