Professional Education members have an impressive track-record of commissioned and funded research project success and publication through the medium of research reports, monographs, books, book chapters, articles in leading international peer-reviewed academic journals and in key professional journals. The Department also hosts two dedicated Research Centres, the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values which was launched on 16th May 2012 at the House of Lords, and the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE)
For further information, contact Professor Hywel Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Current projects include:
Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC)
Creating innovative ways to combine advances in education, service and industry to speed up the translation of new developments into health service practice, the HIEC is a partnership between NHS organisations, the higher education sector, industry and other public and private sector organisations. Its purpose is to enable high quality patient care and services by more quickly bringing to health care practice the benefits of research and innovation, co-ordinated with appropriate education and training. The Principal investigator is Professor Richard Lilford together with Professor Hywel Thomas as Co-investigator. The researchers are Ian Davison, Vickie Firmstone and Sandra Cooke. More information...
Contact: Dr Ian Davison
Creative Writing Workshops
The creative writing workshop project was set up in 2009 to fulfil a number of aims. In the first instance it was designed to provide a counterpoint to a dominant discourse around the teaching of writing in the secondary English classroom that emphasises product as opposed to process and that values genre and technique above content. The project enables children to write what they want to write, say what they want to say. However, there is also a product at the end of the workshop. The children’s writing is compiled into a book, printed by the University and distributed to the children and a readership they identified. Children contribute to the final product if they wish. More information...
Contact: Kay Fuller
A Journaling Pilot Project to Enhance Future-Mindedness.
This three year project funded by the Templeton Foundation seeks to evaluate whether guided self-reflection can be stimulated by carefully-planned social interactions, which will in turn lead to young people becoming more ‘future minded’. More information....