Externally funded research projects

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Awarded To

Project Title


Dr Taro Fujita, Dr Judith Kleine-Staarman
Prof Mikio Miyazaki and Mr Koki Yui (Shinshu University)
Developing group thinking measure test with mobile technology Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Dr Alison Black, Dr Alexey Bessudnov DfE-Inclusion & the academisation of English secondary schools: trends in the placement of pupils with significant SEN & those permanently excluded Economic and Social Research Council
Dr Anna Mountford-Zimdars, Joanne Moore
Louise Higham
The use of Contextual Data in University Admissions Fair Education Alliance
Professor Rob Freathy, Jonathan Doney
Dr Mark Freeman (University College London)
Exe Libris update 2015-16 History of Education Society
Professor Karen Mattick ePIFFany@Exeter South West Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN) & Pfizer Ltd
Professor Rob Freathy, Barbara Wintersgill Identifying Principles and Big Ideas for Religious Education St Luke's College Foundation
Dr Fran Martin
Tide Global Learning with EU partners
Young People on the Global Stage: their education and influence (YPOGS) EuropeAid
Professor Karen Mattick, Dr Alexandra Allan
Dr Claudia Leitner (Project Lead, University of Exeter Medical School) and Dr MC McNeill (Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)
Medical Aspirations and Planning Parenthood- The Experiences of Future and Foundation Doctors The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)
Dr Martin Levinson
Esther Fox (Accentuate), Sue Porter (University of Bristol), Diane Carr (Institute of Education), Praminda Caleb-Solly (University of the West of England/Bristol Robotics Lab/Designability), Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University), Allan Sutherland, Colin Hambrook and Trish Wheatley– Disability (Arts Online), Sue Moffat (New Vic Theatre, Stoke on Trent)
D4D - Disability and Community: Dis/engagement, Dis/enfranchisement, Dis/parity and Dissent Arts and Humanities Research Council
Professor Debra Myhill, Ruth Flanagan, Dr Susan Jones, Dr Ruth Newman, Annabel Watson Choice and Control in Writing Education Endowment Fellowship
Professor Debra Myhill Exetreme Imagination 2016 Arts Council England
Professor Debra Myhill
Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University Becky Swain, Head of Learning and Participation at Arvon
Craft of Writing
EEF and the RSA
Dr Li Li, Dr Shirley Larkin The role of metacognition in the success of reading and writing tasks across cultures British Council
Professor Vivienne Marie Baumfield, Professor Karen Mattick Cost, Value and Quality in Professional Learning: promoting economic literacy in medical and teacher education
Dr Karen Walshe Bridging the Gaps: negotiating differing constructions of religion in RE in initial teacher education St Luke's College Foundation
Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr Alexey Bessudnov An innovative classroom reading intervention for Year 2 and 3 pupils who are struggling to learn to read: evaluating the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) programme
Nuffield Foundation
Professor Debra Myhill, Dr Susan Jones Innovation Schools Youth Sport Trust
Professor Debra Myhill, Dr Anthony Wilson
ARVON Foundation (lead), The Open University
Teachers as Writers Arts Council England
Dr Taro Fujita
Dr Mikio Miyazaki (Shinshu University)
Group thinking measure and collaborative learning in mathematics in the UK and Japan British Academy
Philip Durrant, Professor Debra Myhill Growth in Grammar: A multi-dimensional analysis of student writing between 5 and 16
Economic and Social Research Council
Professor Rob Freathy Exe Libris update 2011-2014 History of Education Society
Professor Karen Mattick
Dr Geoff Wong (Oxford University) [project lead], Dr Mark Pearson (University of Exeter Medical School), Dr Nicola Brennan (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry)
Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training: A realist review National Institute for Health Research
Professor Rupert Wegerif
Gabriella Giannachi (English, University of Exeter) and March Dynamics
Novel training through virtual reality National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP)
Dr Kerry Chappell, Lindsay Hetherington CREATIONS - Developing an Engaging Science Classroom European Commission
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr Shirley Larkin, Dr Nasser Mansour Face to Faith educational programme Tony Blair Foundation
Professor Debra Myhill Analysis of GCSE Scripts Pearson Education Ltd.
Professor Rob Freathy Teacher Professionalization and the Professional Quality of Religious Education Westhill Trust
Dr Martin Levinson
Dr Susan Porter (University of Bristol), Dr Diane Carr (Institute of Education), Ms Esther Fox (Screen South), Ms Susan Moffat (New Vic Theatre)
Alternative Futures: Disability and Community Arts and Humanities Research Council
Philip Durrant Interpretation of PTE Academic Scores Pearson Education Ltd.
Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr Taro Fujita, Thomas Ralph
Dr Fraser Milton and Dr Annana Adlam (School of Psychology, University of Exeter)
Using Lesson Study to bridge between neuro-psychology and mathematics education: trialling a novel approach ESRC Transformative Research Call
Dr Alison Black, Dr Hazel Lawson, Professor Brahm Norwich Lesson Planning for Diversity Society for Educational Studies
Dr Kerry Chappell, Dr Kerry Chappell
Siobhan Davies Dance (Lead Partner)
Next Choreography Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Professor Debra Myhill exetreme imagination 2014 Arts Council
Professor Rob Freathy, Dr Karen Walshe RE-searchers: A critical dialogic approach to RE in primary schools Culham St Gabriel's Trust
Dr Ruth Newman, Professor Debra Myhill Powerful Learning Conversations Youth Sport Trust
Annabel Watson, Professor Debra Myhill Grammar at GCSE Pearson
Dr Karen Walshe, Nick Givens, Lindsay Hetherington, Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite, Dr Nigel Skinner
University College Syddanmark, Denmark (leading)
Means to RETAIN teachers in Schools EU Lifelong Learning Programme: Comenius
Professor Anna Craft, Dr Kerry Chappell, Sarah Hennessy
Stord/Haugesund University College, Norway (leading)
CREAT-IT: Developing Creative Science Education by integration with the arts EU Lifelong Learning Programme: Comenius
Dr Kerry Chappell, Professor Anna Craft
The Devon Carousel Project (lead partner)
Round and Round You Turn Me Arts Council England, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council
Lindsay Hetherington
Umea Universitet, Sweden (leading institution); Hudiksvalls kommun, Sweden; Devon County Council
Young Enquiring Minds EU Comenius Regio Partnership Scheme
Sarah Hennessy Evaluation of the ITE project developed by Royal Opera House Education Royal Opera House
Professor Debra Myhill, Dr Susan Jones Development in Metalinguistic Understanding and its relationship to development in writing Economic and Social Research Council
Professor Debra Myhill, Associate Professor Ros Fisher, Dr Susan Jones, Dr Anthony Wilson Choice and Control: Improving Writing Through Embedded Attention to Grammar Education Endowment Fellowship
Professor Debra Myhill, Professor John Dupré, Nick Givens, Associate Professor Cathie Holden, Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite
Ken Evans, Stuart Townley, CEMPS; Steve McCorriston, Business School (University of Exeter)
Empowering Partnerships: Enabling Engagement
Sarah Hennessy Daisi Soundwaves: Youth Music Musical Inclusion Module 2012-14 Devon Arts in Schools Initiative
Lindsay Hetherington, Professor Rupert Wegerif
University of Education, Freiburg (leading institution)
Innovative Networks for Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Education (INSTEM) EU Lifelong Learning Programme: Comenius
Professor Rupert Wegerif
A collaborative project with Professor Gert Biesta, University of Stirling (University of Luxembourg, January 2013 onwards)
EARLI Advanced Study Colloquium 2013 on The Roles of Theory in Research on Learning and Instruction
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) (Total funding € 6000)
Sibel Kazak, Professor Rupert Wegerif STATSTALK (Studying the Development of Young Students' Conceptual Understanding in Statistics through Mediation by Technological Tools and Talk)
EU Marie Curie Fellowship
Professor Wendy Robinson Educating Professionals and Professionalising Education in 21st Century UK Research-Intensive Universities: Opportunities, Challenges, Rewards and Values Higher Education Academy
Professor Anna Craft Creative Teaching: A cross-cultural study University of Malaya
Professor Debra Myhill, Dr Susan Jones Supporting Weaker Writers Pearson Education Ltd.
Professor Anna Craft, William Katene Study of the success of Disability DFE project creating step-change in local infrastructure/disabled participation in sport Youth Sport Trust
Professor Brahm Norwich
Professor T Ford (lead), University of Exeter Medical School
The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management programme in primary school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial, with parallel economic and process evaluations. National Institute for Health Research
Professor Debra Myhill exetreme imagination 2013 Arts Council & Exeter City Council (5,000)
Professor Rob Freathy, Marie Dunkerley Exe Libris Extension History of Education Society
Dr Gill Haynes Emotional Well-being and Educational Attainment for 16-18 year old students from the Isles of Scilly Council of the Isles of Scilly
Dr Karen Walshe Understanding 'Understanding' in Religious Education Farmington Institute
Sarah Hennessy Music Teacher Training Support Training and Development Agency for Schools
Professor Anna Craft, Dr Kerry Chappell, Linda Rolfe
Wayne McGregor / Random Dance
Creative Potential Evaluation Wayne McGregor / Random Dance
Associate Professor Carol Evans South-West Regional Network Centre for the Cambridge Primary Review Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Professor Debra Myhill Grammar for Writing - Shaping Policy and Practice Economic and Social Research Council
Dr Karen Walshe Enhancing the training of RE teachers through a multi-faith visit weekend St Luke's College Foundation
Hannah Anglin-Jaffe Schools for the Deaf: Importance for Deaf People British Academy
Professor Rob Freathy
with Dr Esther Reed, College of Humanities
The Art of Narrative Theology in Religious Education Bible Society
Sarah Hennessy Using ICT to support Music Education Training and Development Agency for Schools
Gabriela Meier Evaluation of Wix Primary School:In what way has the introduction of the bilingual stream been a recipe for success? Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Dr Ben Williamson, Professor Barry Barnes, Lindsay Hetherington, Dr Nasser Mansour, Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite, Professor Rupert Wegerif Catalyst Initiative 2010 ('Inter-teaching': Digital practitioner networks in STEM teacher education) Hewlett Packard
Professor Brahm Norwich Raising Levels of Achievement through lesson development for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) in Secondary School (KS3) Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Dr Shirley Larkin, Professor Rob Freathy, Dr Karen Walshe RE-flect: A programme to foster metacognition in the RE classroom
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Dr Susan Young
University of Bologna (leading); Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France; University of Genova; Göteburg University; University of Athens; Compedia, Israel
MIROR: Musical Interaction Relying on Reflexion
European Commission
Associate Professor Carol Evans Facilitating Transitions to Masters-Level Learning through Improving Formative Assessment and Feedback Higher Education Academy (Institution of Education leading)
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr Judith Kleine-Staarman, Dr Nasser Mansour, Dr Manoli Pifarre, Dr Ben Williamson, Dr Yang Yang
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece); the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany); Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz - DFKI (Germany); Institute of Education, University of London (United Kingdom); Testaluna - SRL (Italy).
METAFORA - Learning to learn together: A visual language for social orchestration of educational activities. European Commission
Carol Murphy Resourcing Talking in KS1 Mathematics: Investigating pedagogy for collaboration and reasoning
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)
Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr Hazel Lawson Preparing teachers for more personalised teaching in PGCE programmes: partnership, school based activities and special educational needs. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Professor Debra Myhill, Dr Anthony Wilson
with Professor Helen Taylor - School of Arts, Languages and Literatures
Children's Literature Festival: Writing for Children and Writing by Children The Arts Council
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr Alexandra Allan, Lindsay Hetherington, Dr Nasser Mansour, Dr Fran Martin, Dr Alun Morgan, Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite, Dr Nigel Skinner
with Marchmont; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India; Pamukkale University, Turkey; American University in Beirut, Lebanon; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia
Science Education for Diversity
European Commission FP7
Professor Wendy Robinson Revisiting Teacher Professional Development: Past and Present Models 1920-2000 British Academy Research Development Award (BARDA)
Professor Rob Freathy
and Dr Stephen Parker (University of Worcester)
Digitising the History of Education Bulletin 1968-2002 and Researcher 2003-2009 History of Education Society
Professor Rob Freathy ExeLibris Update History of Education Society
Professor William Richardson Technical and vocational education in England and beyond: An assessment of prospects for University Technology Colleges in historical and comparative perspective Edge Foundation
Professor Anna Craft Creative and Cultural Education Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency
Rosemary Hopper Secondary Pilot Project Training and Development Agency (TDA)
Dr Fran Martin, Dr Helen Griffiths Global Partnerships as sites of mutual learning: teachers' professional development through study visits Economic and Social Research Council
Professor Rupert Wegerif
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Exeter-Mexico Educational Research Link
Banco Santander
Dr David Nixon Professional Education and the Development of Sexualities Equality British Academy
Professor Elizabeth Wood, Dr Martin Levinson, Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite Equity Matters in Education Education International
Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite, Dr Nigel Skinner An action research partnership to enhance learning in science focusing on the KS2/3 transition ARIELS (Action Research Inspiring and Enhancing Learning in Science) AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust
Dr Martin Levinson Perceptions of Formal Education among Gypsy/Traveller Students British Academy
Associate Professor Ros Fisher, Professor Debra Myhill
with NFER
Every Child a Writer DCSF
Professor Rob Freathy
In collaboration with Dr Stephen Parker (University of Worcester).
The hidden history of curriculum change in Religious Education in English schools, 1969-1979. British Academy
Professor William Richardson The impact of practical and vocational learning on academically-able young people aged 11-16 The Edge Foundation
Tricia Nash Evaluation of Paul Hamlyn Project CPR Success Zone (Cornwall County Council)
Dr Anthony Wilson The Write Team
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation with Bath Festivals
Dr Salah Troudi Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness in English Language Teaching in Government Tertiary Institutions in the United Arab Emirates. Emirates Foundation
Professor William Richardson Reliance of universities on independent school applicants in certain subjects Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference (HMC)
Professor William Richardson Following a successful pilot project, to reconstruct the community role of further education colleges in six selected communities in England over the last 30 years Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Professor Rob Freathy, Professor William Richardson Exe Libris: The UK History of Education Society On-line Bibliography Completion of Phase 1: Articles in Learned Historical Journals of the British Isles since 1939 History of Education Society
Professor Anna Craft, Dr Kerry Chappell Creative Partnerships: Continuing Aspire Work A New Direction, Arts Council England
Dr Susan Young Chamber Tots
Wigmore Hall Education Unit
Carol Murphy, Associate Professor Ros Fisher, Professor Rupert Wegerif Talking Counts: An intervention programme to investigate and develop the role of exploratory talk in young children's arithmetic
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Associate Professor Robert Lawy Enabling Access to Effective Mentor Support SWITCH
Dr Alexandra Allan Private Education, Risk and the Protected Social Worlds of Upper-Middle Class Girls Economic and Social Research Council
Sarah Hennessy Evaluation of the Arts Training for Primary trainee teachers Royal Opera House
Dr Karen Walshe Exploring Diversity: Enhancing the training of teacher of religious education St. Luke's Foundation
Sarah Hennessy Super Singing Communities Devon Music Services
Sarah Hennessy Evaluation of Effectiveness of OAE Education Programme Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Anna Craft, Dr Kerry Chappell, Linda Rolfe
Collaborating organisation: TrinityLaban
Dance Partners for Creativity: Investigating the co-development of creativity at the interface between dance and lower secondary level education Arts and Humanities Research Council
Professor Brahm Norwich Current collaborative practice of educational psychologists as regards children in care. Association of Educational Psychologists / CWDC
Dr Susan Young Early Years Artists in Residence Wave-Arts Education Agency
Professor Brahm Norwich Strategic Development Team Evaluation South West Regional Partnership
Professor Debra Myhill, Dr Susan Jones Grammar for Writing? The impact of contextualised grammar teaching on pupils' writing and pupils' metalinguistic understanding. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Dr Gill Haynes, Professor William Richardson
(In partnership with the National Foundation for Educational Research)
Evaluation of the Implementation and Impact of Diplomas Department for Children, Schools and Families. (DCSF)
Professor Brahm Norwich, Professor Elizabeth Wood
Devon County Council
How do practitioners in the early years use the Common Assessment framework: an evaluation Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite
Co-participant: Dr. Linda Haggarty, Open University
The Thinking and Practice of New Science and Mathematics Teachers The Leverhulme Trust
Professor Rob Freathy, Professor William Richardson Bibliographic Database History of Education Society
Associate Professor Robert Lawy, Disseminating Models of Good Practice in mentor training SWITCH (Centre for Excellence in Teaching)
Associate Professor Robert Lawy, Disseminating Model Individual Learning Plans SWITCH (Centre for Excellence in Teaching)
Dr Susan Young Karaoke Kids SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research)
Professor Anna Craft, Dr Kerry Chappell
In collaboration with Paul Scott, St Bonifaces Catholic College (Plymouth), and Dr Peter Twining, The Open University
Aspire South West Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and South West Gate
Professor Brahm Norwich
In partnership with SENJIT, Institute of Education, University of London
Developing and evaluating SEN programmes in initial teacher training (PGCE)
Teacher Development Agency (TDA)
Robert Bowker Stuck in the Mud Eden Project
Professor Debra Myhill, Associate Professor Ros Fisher Review of Evidence on Effective Ways of Teaching Complex Expression in Writing to Secondary School Pupils Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
Dr Fran Martin The Impact of Study Visit Courses on Teachers' Knowledge and Application to Practice of Sustainable Development and Global Partnerships The British Academy
Sarah Hennessy, Dr Susan Young Youth Music - Evaluation of a Cluster Programme Youth Music
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr Nasser Mansour
A collaborative project led by London Metropolitan University, with Open University, University of Teeside and Queen Mary, University of London
Interloc Project: cross-institutional implementation and evaluation of digital dialogue games for inclusive and personalised learning Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Professor William Richardson 1994 Group: Engagement with 14-19 Reforms Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Professor William Richardson, Assessment of Performance for Teaching and Learning Support Assistants Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Professor William Richardson, Professor Rob Freathy Colleges of Education in their Community Settings Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Dr Gill Haynes Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme Equal Opportunities Project Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Nick Givens, Dr David Nixon
A collaborative project led by University of Sunderland
No Outsiders: Researching Approaches to Sexualities Equality in Primary Schools Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Associate Professor Robert Lawy,
of London Metropolitan University and Marchmont Observatory
Young People in Jobs without Training European Social Fund (ESF); Learning Skills Council (LSC); Connexions
Sarah Hennessy Make Music! CPD Scheme London Symphony Orchestra
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr Nasser Mansour Argunaut: An Intelligent Guide to Support Productive Online Dialogue EU Sixth Framework Programme
Associate Professor Ros Fisher, Professor Debra Myhill From Talk to Text: Using Talk to Support Writing Esmée Fairbairn Foundation