The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences has a range of multidisciplinary staff which includes teachers, psychologists, applied linguists, teacher educators, speech and language therapists, sociologists and cultural studies specialists. Research in the School is wide ranging. It addresses theoretical as well as professional issues and a significant proportion is interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international.

Research activities are organized into three inter-related groups: education, applied linguistics and speech and language sciences. Within each group, there are a number of smaller research clusters. Each research cluster has a specific focus and is made up of academic staff and research students. Examples of the work of each research cluster, including projects, publications and other research activities, can be found by clicking on the links below:


Speech and Language Sciences:

Applied Linguistics:

Research Centres

The school is home to a number of research centres

Many research projects are are coordinated by the School as a whole.