Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education (RISE, formerly PFI-UK & RISE and, prior to this, CEREPP) is committed to developing research and theory in social justice, equalities, diversities and education. Our mission is to develop major international and interdisciplinary research to further enrich and energize the research environment and community at the University of Roehampton. We aim to develop a strong institutional and national network of critical scholars, researchers and practitioners and to generate interdisciplinary research, impact and activities, building on critical, feminist and Freirean pedagogies, theories, methodologies, critiques and practices.
Aims and contribution
RISE aims to produce interdisciplinary and participatory research methodologies to help challenge social inequalities in and through educational and other social spaces. We also aim to provide a vibrant intellectual environment where ideas are generated and staff and students can advance their thinking and practice.
RISE is directed by Professor Vini Lander (Director) and Dr Richard Race (Deputy Director).
RISE is structured across the following research themes through a dynamic research programme:
- Higher Education and Equalities
- Gender, and Feminist Pedagogies (Theme Leader: Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau and Dr Helen Fisher)
- Educational Policy (Theme Leader: Dr Diego Santori)
- Race and Ethnicity in Education (Theme Leader: Dr Jasmine Rhamie)
- Virtual Pedagogies (Theme Leader: Myrto Nikolopoulou)
- Disabilities in Education (Theme Leader: Dr Sarah O'Flynn and Dr Leda Kamenopoulou)
RISE aims to develop major international and interdisciplinary research to further enrich and energize the research environment and community at the University of Roehampton and beyond, drawing on critical and feminist perspectives. Deeply informed by Freirean praxis and critical reflexivity, RISE is dedicated to generating interdisciplinary research that draws and builds on critical and feminist pedagogies, theories, methodologies, critiques and practices. It is committed to generating research designed to maximize opportunities for social and educational transformation.