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Centre for Education and Policy Analysis (CEPA)

CEPA is a University research centre, based in the School of Education, which supports and enhances research activities within the areas of educational research, policy, and practice at Liverpool Hope.

We engage a broad range of researchers, our undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and doctoral students, and other stakeholders across education. These range from scholarly and professional associations to think tanks and the third sector.

CEPA coordinates and showcases research across the educational life span, from early years through to lifelong education. Our work is primarily arranged around four research programmes: Higher Education, Teacher Education, Citizenship, Social Cohesion and Social Change, and Philosophy of Education. We also have two active interdisciplinary themes: Fundamental British Values, and Pathologies of Professionalism. As with the University as a whole, we have a strong commitment to social justice and social activism.

We support a wide range of events throughout the calendar year, including undergraduate and research training, as well as professional development, and welcome suggestions from all within the community who wish to contribute. We also provide seed corn research funding for our members. We have active partnerships in the Faculty, with the Centre for Culture & Disability Studies (CCDS) and the Childhood Discussion Research Forum.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Dr Catherine O’Connell.