School of Education

  • Inclusion and Wellbeing

    Research Group Aims

    To critically explore policy, pedagogy and practice in relation to the educational experiences of all children, young people and those who are ‘vulnerable’, ‘marginalised’ or ‘excluded’. In supporting and promoting the importance of inclusion and well-being, we recognise that these concepts have and continue to be problematic at a number of levels, particularly for children and young people who exhibit a broad range of diverse, additional and potentially complex learning needs.

    Current project themes

    • Emotional development and attachment
    • The social, emotional and mental health of children and young people
    • Well-being of HE students and pedagogy in Universities
    • Neuroscience and the development of emotional competency
    • Links between Educational assessment and well-being
    • Bullying
    • Beginning teachers professional learning in relation to Physical and Emotional Learning
    • Beginning teachers learning in relation to supporting pupils with diverse and additional learning needs
    • Alternative approaches to practice and pedagogy e.g. The impact of the Nurture Group interventions on well-being


    These include:  Teacher Educator Advancement NetworkSocial, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties AssociationNational Education TrustNational Association of Primary EducationThe British Psychological Society: Psychology of EducationYouth Sport Trust and the  Department for Education.

  • Academic staff with related research interests

    Dr Carol Brown

    Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education
    Phone: 01865 488576 | Email: | Location: A1.06

    Mr Jonathan Reid

    Senior Lecturer in Child Development and SEN/ Inclusion
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488486 | Email: | Location:

    Dr David Colley

    Senior Lecturer in Child Development and SEN/Inclusion
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488520 | Email: | Location:

    Ms Carolyn Marianne Murphy

    Senior Lecturer in Primary Education
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 48488336 | Email: | Location:

    Mr Mathew Tobin

    Senior Lecturer in Education: Primary English with Children's Literature
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488355 | Email: | Location:

    Dr Catharine Gilson

    Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 483167 | Email: | Location:

    Dr Elise Alexander

    Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488529 | Email: | Location: