Centre for Developmental & Applied Research in Education (CeDARE)

CeDARE research centre

The Centre for Developmental and Applied Research (CeDARE) brings together researchers and academics from across the Institute of Education and the university as a whole. The centre has a developing reputation with central and local government, schools, a range of agencies, community organisations and practitioners for high quality research.

CeDARE Video Introduction

The centre was established to build research capacity and integrate this increase with a wider range of services targeted at local and national users of educational research.

The video to the right features CeDARE researchers past and present speaking giving a quick introduction to the centre, it's background and how we work. Click the image to watch the video.

Recent highlights

The following recent projects and publications have been completed recently.

LITE ProjectLost in Transition Europe (LiTE)
This European funded project aims to understand current national strategies that support the transition of non-traditional or mature learners to Higher Education and develop strategies and resources. Project partners come from the UK, Portugal, Poland and Bulgaria.

JISC LogoJISC: Development of Meaningful Dialogic Participation
This JISC-funded project aims to develop understandings of the crucial importance of participatory and transformative dialogue in postgraduate blended/distance programmes. It develops ways of increasing students’ meaningful engagement online with each other and e-tutors.

Young Dads TV LogoYoung Dads TV Collaborative Impact Evaluation
This evaluation takes into account the mission and values of Young Dads TV in order to evaluate its impact and effectiveness, using the aspirations of YDTV and evidence from the young dads themselves to frame the evaluation. The evaluation features video case studies.

EYPS Video ScreenshotDept for Education: Longitudinal Study of EYPS
This research explored the impact of Early Years Professionals (EYPS) on their settings and on practitioners' roles, career development and aspirations over three years. It was based on two national surveys of EYPs and in-depth case studies of 30 early years settings across England.

Explore CeDARE

About CeDARE

Find out more about us including details of our research, an overview of the last 5 years of CeDARE, how we support research and how we engage the wider education community. Visit the About page to find out more.

News & Events

CeDARE News is our regular newsletter and is a great place to start finding out about the research centre and its latest activities, including publications, project updates and more. Additionally we hold regular events, seminars and conferences in a range of educational areas.


Our work covers all areas of education and wider social issues concerning schools and communities. Visit the Impact page to see case studies that demonstrate key areas in which CeDARE has had a major impact.


We develop education development services and products that are targeted to provide solutions to the whole spectrum of education-related requirements of all organisations. From CPD for the continuing development of staff to developing in-house training resources and from knowledge transfer to mentoring. See full details in our Enterprise pages.

Research Study

CeDARE supports the Institute of Education research and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes at all levels. We have developed a Doctorate of Education programme and support PhD students. Find out more about our research study programmes.

Funded Research Projects

View details of the variety of research projects undertaken by the CeDARE team.

Staff Directory

Our staff have expertise in all areas of education. View the staff directory to see staff profiles and publications.

Research strands

View our research in action through our research strands. Choose your area of interest and discover our work, read news and articles and meet our key researchers in the strand.

Research clusters

Education Research Clusters are environments designed to develop skills, interests and partnerships. Cluster members are able to build formal and informal relationships whilst focusing their research interests. Use the following links to visit our clusters:

Specialist research centres and units

CeDARE supports and partners with other research and enterprise centres and units including:

Using video in research

Many of our research projects use video case studies to bring life to the issues and people that are part of the projects. The videos below show some examples from recent projects. Visit out Digital Media, Video & Change research strand to find out more about our use of video. You can also visit our YouTube channel to see more videos.

Teaching that Matters
This project for Million+ highlighted the great work in teaching and assessment being undertaken by modern universities.

Million Plus video

longitudinal Study of Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
This study for the DCSF/DfE researched the impact of the EYPS qualification on the Early Years sector. This video was created as a trailer giving an insight into all of the video case studies.

EYPS Video

Young Dads TV Collaborative Impact Evaluation
This evaluation of YDTV evaluated its impact and effectiveness, using the aspirations of YDTV and evidence from the young dads themselves to frame the evaluation.

YDTV Case mstudy

Contact details

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