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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.

News and Events

CEDAR staff in world’s Top 2% of researchers again

The latest updated analysis from a Stanford University team places three CEDAR staff (Professor Leslie Francis, Emeritus Professor Geoff Lindsay, and Professor Richard Hastings) in the top 2% of the world’s researchers. The analysis is based on citations of research outputs for 2020 and also over the whole of researchers’ careers, and more information about the report can be found here: All three CEDAR staff are in the top 2% of researchers for the 2020 year and for the whole career analysis. Richard was 5th in the world in the sub-field of “Rehabilitation” in 2020, and 7th in the same sub-field for his career long impact.

Introduction to Cerebra PhD Student Daniel Sutherland

Daniel Sutherland, a Cerebra PhD student at CEDAR, introduces the work he is doing on an exciting new research project 'Positive Family Connections'.

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