CEDAR PhD Programme in Education and Psychology
CEDAR has an MPhil/PhD programme in Education and Psychology and students are able to study full or part-time. Although we may consider applications from students wishing to study in any area of CEDAR’s expertise, we are particularly interested in applications from students wishing to carry out research in our two primary research areas: Special Educational Needs and Disability across the lifespan, and Parenting and Families. Our research in these areas is mainly at the interface between education and psychology, drawing on psychosocial theories and the development and evaluation of psychoeducational intervention approaches to address questions relating to educational outcomes, broader psychological and well-being outcomes, schools, and education policy.
We also have expertise in a range of methodological approaches, including: combined methods, quantitative educational methods including secondary data analysis, and the design and delivery of complex psycho-educational controlled trial evaluations.
Our PhD programme is designed to attract students on two main career routes. First, we are interested in students wishing to develop an academic or practitioner-academic research career in SEND and/or families/parenting. These students will carry out research in collaboration with supervisors informed by education and psychology methods and theories. Second, we are interested in students who are already established practitioners in the SEND or families/parenting fields and who wish to develop their research skills and broader skills in the generation and use of research evidence.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Richard Hastings in the first instance (R.Hastings@warwick.ac.uk).
Recently completed PhDs supervised by CEDAR staff:
Amy Hulson-Jones - Remediating basic skills deficits in offenders and adolescents at risk (Dr Carl Hughes, Bangor University; and Professor Richard Hastings)
Emily Tyler - Reading interventions for children with and without disabilities (Dr Carl Hughes, Bangor University; and Professor Richard Hastings)
Mike Beverley - Behavioural methods to teach core curriculum skills in adults and children (Dr Carl Hughes, Bangor University; and Professor Richard Hastings)
Rina Cianfaglione - Behavioural phenotype and the support needs of girls and women with Rett Syndrome and their families (Professors David Felce and Angus Clarke, Cardiff University; and Professor Richard Hastings)
Ceri Christian-Jones - Physical health in adults with intellectual disabilities (Professor Richard Hastings; and Dr Carl Hughes, Bangor University; Professor Bill Lindsay, University of Abertay Dundee)
Leah Jones - Well-being and mindfulness in parents of children with autism (Professor Richard Hastings; and Dr Vaso Totsika)
Rachel Lofthouse - Risk factors for offending behaviour in adults intellectual disability (Professor Richard Hastings, Dr Vaso Totsika; and Professor Bill Lindsay, University of Abertay Dundee)
Pagona Tzanakaki - Applied Behaviour Analysis and the education of children with developmental disabilities (Professor Richard Hastings; and Drs Carl Hughes and Corinna Grindle, Bangor University)
Maria Avraamidou - Physical, verbal and relational bullying of pupils with learning difficulties in Cypriot primary schools (Professor Geoff Lindsay)
Ian Jones - The impact of migration within the enlarged European Union on the education of primary school pupils in the countries of the EU (Professor Geoff Lindsay)
Olympia Palikara - The resilience patterns of young people with specific speech and language difficulties (Professor Geoff Lindsay & Professor Julie Dockrell, University of London, Institute of Education)
Nuttiya Tantranont - Professional development: Guidelines for schooling success in Thailand (Professor Geoff Lindsay)
Issavara Sirirungruang - Inclusion of children with special-educational needs in Thailand (Dr Dimitra Hartas, CES, University of Warwick & Professor Geoff Lindsay)
Sigmund Eldevik - Behavioural Intervention for children with developmental disabilities (Professor Richard Hastings; and Dr Carl Hughes, Bangor University)
Griffith, G. Adjustment among parents of children and adults with intellectual disabilities: Behavioural phenotypes (Professor Richard Hastings)
Noraini Zainal-Abidin - The transition of children with learning difficulties in Malaysia (Professor Geoff Lindsay)