Projects overview

A list of current research projects being undertaken in the School of Education.

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Humanising the healthcare experiences of people with learning disabilities

Professor Dan Goodley Education and Psychology / Identity and Marginalised Communities ESRC September 2022 August 2025

Reimagining Trustworthy Autonomous Systems with Disabled Young People

Dr Lauren White and Professor Dan Goodley Education and Psychology / Identity and Marginalised Communities EPSRC / TAS Hub March 2022 March 2023

Disability Matters

Dan Goodley Education and Psychology / Identity and Marginalised Communities TBA    

The School Meals Service: Past, Present - And Future?

Dr Heather Ellis Childhood and Youth / Knowledge and Systems ESRC Oct 2022

Oct 2024

Tired of spinning plates: an exploration of the mental health experiences of adults and/or older carers of adults with learning disabilities Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole Education and Psychology NIHR/HSDR Oct 2022 Nov 2024
A positive early education: Theory, intervention modelling, and evaluation (PECE-TIME) Dr Anna Weighall  Education and Psychology The Nuffield Foundation  April 2022 February 2024
My Media, My Power, My World: Designing a New Interdisciplinary Primary School Subject Dr Ryan Bramley/
Dr Sabine Little
Literacies and Language Holistic Think Tank Feb 2022 Aug 2022
How do D/deaf people experience suspense in film? Dr Kirsty Liddiard/
Dr Ryan Bramley
Literacies and Language Sheffield Innovation Programme and Paper Jan 2022 July 2022
Gender Diversity and Game Avatar Designs Dr Aneesh Barai Childhood and Youth HEIF March 2022 Sep 2022
Maker{futures} Dr Alison Buxton Literacies and Language Multiple funders Jan 2020 Open ended
Capturing relational practice in educational psychology Dr Harriet Cameron/Dr Penny Fogg Education and Psychology Funding provided by The University of Sheffield Jan 2022 Jan 2023

Mental Health and Technology at Sheffield

Dr Katherine Easton Education and Psychology eNurture - UKRI mental health network funded project July 2021 July 2022
WorldBuilders: Digital Literacies and Media Arts in Primary Education Dr Alison Buxton/Becky Parry Literacies and Language Paul Hamlyn Foundation July 2021 July 2023
A National Observatory of Children’s Play Experiences During COVID-19 Yinka Olusoga Literacies and Language ESRC Nov 2020 Jan 2022
Autistic adults' constructions and experiences of autism Dr Harriet Cameron Education and Psychology British Academy March 2020 March 2023
Missing a diagnosis? Dr Harriet Cameron Education and Psychology Supported by The University of Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan University - not externally funded Sept 2018 Sept 2021

iHuman Research Centre

Professor Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard Centre for Critical Psychology and Education TUOS Jan 2015 Ongoing

Childhoods and Play British Academy

Professor Jackie Marsh Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education The British Academy April 2012

March 2022

Decolonising Geography Dr Christine Winter Education and Psychology      
Why Can't We Dream Dr Kirsty Liddiard Education and Psychology ESRC    
Sheffield Anti Racist Education SHARE Dr Christine Winter Education and Psychology      

Psychoeducation for Young People with Neurodisabilities

    ESRC Impact Accelerator fund    
Re•Storying Autism in Education Dr Harriet Cameron/Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole Education and Psychology Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant    
Mad Mothers Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole/Dr Penny Fogg Education and Psychology SSHRCH Insight Grant    
IPS Beyond SMI: maximising individual placement and support (IPS) beyond severe mental illness (SMI) Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole Education and Psychology NIHR    

Recent projects

         
Storyland Dr Aneesh Barai and Dr Becky Parry Childhood and Youth XR Stories Oct 2020 Dec 2021
Lost Wor(l)ds: On language, heritage, and forgetting Dr Sabine Little Early Childhood Research Knowledge Exchange and Impact Opportunities’ award Oct 2020 Dec 2021
Project Title: Evaluating Trespass Prevention (in partnership with Network Rail, Barnsley College, and the National Railway Museum) Dr Ryan Bramley Childhood and Youth UKRI National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) March 2021 Sept 2021
Learning-rich leadership for quality improvement in early childhood education Professor Elizabeth Wood Early Childhood Research   Sept 2019 July 2021
Multilingual Streets: Translating and Curating the Linguistic Landscape Dr Jessica Bradley Literacies Research AHRC April 2019 August 2021
Communities' languages, identities and belonging in participatory health care interventions Dr Sabine Little Early Childhood Research Global Challenges Research Fund July 2019 July 2021
Understanding practitioners' decision-making to support complexity in children's play Liz Chesworth Early Childhood Research Froebel Trust Sept 2019 July 2021
Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community  Dr Sabine Little Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education AHRC-Funded OWRI Programme August 2018 May 2021
Nurturing Slovak Roma children at secondary school: A longitudinal study Dr Mark Payne Centre for the Study of Literacies Academies Enterprise Trust Sept 2015 Oct 2020
Living Life to the Fullest Prof Dan Goodley Centre for Critical Psychology and Education ESRC April 2017 March 2020
Heritage language families – Identity and well-being Dr Sabine Little Early Childhood Research BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant SRG 2018 Oct 2018 Oct 2019
Children, Technology and Play Professor Jackie Marsh Literacies and Language LEGO Foundation Sept 2019 March 2020

The digital literacy and multimodal practices of young children (DigiLitEY)

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Professor Jackie Marsh Centre for the Study of Literacies

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Oct 2019

Makerspaces in the early years: Enhancing digital literacy and creativity (MakEY) Professor Jackie Marsh Centre for the Study of Literacies European Commission Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Jan 2017 June 2019
Imagine Professor Kate Pahl Centre for the Study of Literacies AHRC, ESRC,  Dec 2013 Dec 2017

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