The Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER)
The Autism Centre for Education and Research carries out extensive research into educational interventions for those on the autism spectrum. Current research includes work looking at attention skills across four participating countries - UK, Spain, Greece and Israel (and beyond), promoting the school-based provisions of attention in autism.
Closer to home, we have been shining a light on how in in England, autistic children and young people (CYP) are more likely to be regularly and unlawfully excluded from school for a fixed period than children who do not have special educational needs. Through Unfiltered Lives we have told the story of three families, who’s experiences demonstrate that by shaping autism education we can support a bright future for autistic children, young people and their families.
Disability Under Siege
Disability Under Siege is a is GCRF AHRC-funded co-created programme which is bringing together a community of researchers, educational practitioners, advocacy organisations and disability led groups in the UK and Middle East. It will contribute to research efforts by providing intellectual and logistical resources that local practitioners need to transform education provision for children with disabilities in conflict-affected countries.
The Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE)
The Centre for Research in Race and Education has a leading role in the field, both nationally and internationally. CRRE pursues race equality and social justice by working to close gaps in educational achievement and improve the educational experiences and career outcomes of Black and minority ethnic people. A current piece of research is exploring the impact of Covid-19 on students taking A Levels.
The Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR)
The Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research focuses on the social and educational inclusion of people with vision impairment. Our Unfiltered Lives case studies tells the stories of three peoples experiences of living with a vision impairment and what support they needed in the educational system. The Centre is currently researching the post-16 transition experiences of young people with visual impairment.
The Jubilee Centre
Since its launch in 2012, the Jubilee Centre has engaged in conversations on character across all of the major continents globally. Influence and impact ranges from speaking at conferences, teaching at workshops, to working with academic colleagues and meeting with ministers of state.