Centre for Research in Writing

The Centre for Research in Writing has been established to promote writing research which crosses boundaries – disciplinary, methodological, philosophical and contextual.  This Centre provides a forum for the sharing, development and interrogation of inter-disciplinary perspectives on writing.


News and events


'Making Poetry Happen' co-edited by Anthony Wilson shortlisted for award

MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list for Centre Coordinator, Professor Debra Myhill, for her leadership of the Centre for Research in Writing and the Secondary PGCE programme


The Centre holds a weekly coffee morning in term time for informal conversation.  If you would like to come along please contact Debra Myhill.




Our research is not only concerned with writing but also with all aspects of language and literacy.  Visit our projects page for details of current and past projects.

New projects include Innovation Schools funded by the Youth Sport Trust and Growth in Grammar: A multi-dimensional analysis fo student writing between 5 and 16 funded the by ESRC.



Who we are

The Centre is comprised of a diverse range of people, both within the Graduate School of Education and from the wider field. The Centre is run by a core team from the School, in collaboration with a number of International Affiliates and supported by current Doctoral Students.