CEDAR is an internationally acknowledged research centre undertaking research on a range of educational and psychological issues.
These typically focus on the interface between policy and practice, and include research into new government initiatives across the age range of pre-school to higher education and continuing professional practice.
We also specialise in researching special educational needs and inclusion, disability across the lifespan (especially intellectual disability and autism), and parenting and families research. We emphasise combined methods research undertaken in multi-disciplinary teams, secondary analysis approaches, and intervention evaluation designs including randomised controlled trials.
All enquiries should be made to Diana Smith, Centre Administrator (email Diana dot Smith at warwick dot ac dot uk) or direct to the appropriate member of staff. If you have any comments about our website, email A dot J dot Baker at warwick dot ac dot uk.
An online video of Professor Richard Hastings’ recent talk on the importance of understanding mental
health problems in children with intellectual disabilities has been made available free by our research partners Cerebra: http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/whats-on/cerebra-annual-conference-2016/andrew/
- Richard Hastings has co-authored a chapter in a new report on psychological therapies in the field of intellectual disability. Richard's chapter focuses on the use of mindfulness and acceptance approaches and was authored with Nick Gore from the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent. The report was jointly commissioned and published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society. http://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publications-by-subject/psychological-therapies-and-people-who-have-intellectual-disabilities.html
Warwick's education research ranked 3rd in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
A Better Start
A research team from the University of Warwick are leading a large, multidisciplinary consortium to evaluate a 10-year study designed to improve the life chances of children 0-3: Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start.