The School of Education and Professional Development has a research environment judged further along by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise 'be conducive to producing internationally recognised and internationally excellent research'.

Our research activity has been supported by external funding from a variety of sources, including grants from bodies such as The Gatsby Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as well as funding from local authority partners in the region. It has established a reputation for the delivery of world leading and internationally excellent educational research, as demonstrated by the recent REF, where a substantial proportion of the School's research activity (entered in Unit Of Assessment 25: Education) was deemed to be of international importance in terms of its originality, significance and rigour, with much of it representing quality that is both excellent and world-leading. We performed particularly well on Research Impact, reflecting the close relationship between our research and educational policy and practice.

Research institutes and centres

Secure Societies

The Secure Societies Institute (SSI) is an inter-disciplinary research platform at the University of Huddersfield committed to developing a secure society for all, working with practitioners and policy makers in the fields of terrorism, crime, sustainability, design and security.

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Centre for Research in Education and Society

Delivering the internationally excellent educational research recognised in the 2014 REF is integral to our excellent reputation for developing professionals for all sectors of education and related professions.

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