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.
- The report of the Review of disagreement resolution (SEND) has now been published alongside the Government Response:
CEDAR and Addaction have published their report: Delivering Family Interventions through Social Investment? (Mairi Ann Cullen, Charlotte Simpson, Russ Bubley, Matthew Pike, Stephen Cullen, Barbara Allen).This report will be of interest to all those keen to learn more about social investment and/or seeking to scale up a family intervention. The case study intervention was Addaction’s ‘Breaking the Cycle’, aimed at supporting families affected by parental substance misuse.’ http://www.addaction.org.uk/sites/default/files/public/attachments/delivering_family_interventions_through_social_investment.pdf
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.