Research Groups and Networks

Birmingham Research Group on Education Policy (BREP)

BREP is a group of social researchers at the University of Birmingham, primarily the School of Education, working on the critical analysis of education policy at local, national and international levels.

The Caroline Benn Society

The Caroline Benn Society has been set up to promote research into the modern history of a common education so as to foster greater awareness of what we can learn and take forward from Caroline’s scholarship and social action to promote a more fair education system.

Education Leadership Academy (ELA)

The Education Leadership Academy is made up from a rich blend of academics and education leaders who always ask ‘what matters?’ before ‘what works?’ We are committed to supporting and developing today’s leaders and the leaders of the future. Our teaching draws on deep research and the experience of contemporary leaders. Our research focusses on urban education with its themes of equity and inclusion.  

Language and Cognition at Birmingham (LACAB)

Language and Cognition at Birmingham (LACAB) is a network of researchers working on a wide variety of aspects of language and cognition at the University of Birmingham

Literacy Network

The School of Education hosts a number of staff who research and teach on the topic of literacy and language development, and education.

The MOSAIC Group for Research on Multilingualism

This group was established to provide a forum for the development of new, interdisciplinary lines of enquiry related to bilingualism/multilingualism, multilingual literacy, bilingual education, second language learning and contemporary discourses about linguistic and cultural diversity.

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education is a branch of philosophy focusing on conceptual and normative questions raised by educational policy and practice. 

Research in the School of Education