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Research Strands

Education Studies was created in 2013, following the re-organisation of the Institute of Education. Education Studies is repositioning, re-launching and re-branding Education as an interdisciplinary, international and innovative research and teaching activity at Warwick. In order to realise this vision, Education Studies will be a coordinating hub of education research, collaborating with departments from across all four faculties at the University of Warwick.

Drawing on the inherent interdisciplinarity of Education, this ‘hub and spoke’ organisational model represents a new way of organising research and teaching activity. The ambition is that this formalisation of interdisciplinarity in education studies across the University will translate into higher quality research with a greater impact on policy and practice. This will be achieved through the following types of interaction between ‘hub’ and ‘spoke’ departments:

  • Joint research projects and joint supervision of PhD Students
  • Joint undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Joint appointments or secondments
  • University wide research seminars and conferences


  • Emma Smith, Head of Department e dot smith dot 22 at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Dr Paul Warmington, Director of Research P dot Warmington at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Helen Reynolds, Department Administrator h dot reynolds at warwick dot ac dot uk