Research involving the Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education

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.

Examples of current and recent research projects include:

Supervision of professional doctoral students: investigating pedagogy for supporting critical voice and theorisation, 2016–17. PI: Julie Shaughnessy (Co-I: Nick Pratt)

Differentiated teaching in the UK and USA, 2016, funded by Santander (scholarship grant). PI: Alaster Douglas

The pedagogical challenges of teaching ministerial theology to students from non-traditional community churches, 2016–17, funded by the Susanna Wesley Foundation. Researcher: Anthony Thorpe (with R. Burgess, D. Eshun, D. & M. Garner)

High achieving non-traditional students at university, 2016–17, funded by Santander (Scholarship Grant). PI: Billy Wong

The survival of the neo-liberal-est: Keeping your best self sane at work, 2016–17, funded by Southlands Methodist Trust. PI: Sarah O'Flynn

Carers and careers: Career development and access to leadership positions among academic staff with caring responsibilities, 2016, funded by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. PI: Marie-Pierre Moreau

Student Parents, Five Years On, 2016, funded by the University of Roehampton. PI: Marie-Pierre Moreau

Enacting Froebelian principles in practice, 2015–17, funded by The Froebel Trust. PI: Kate Hoskins

International evidence on impact of funding linked to additional needs on participation and attainment by 16–19 year olds, 2015, funded by Department for Education. PI: Marie-Pierre Moreau (Co-I: Olympia Palikara) 

Developing the Role of the Teacher Educator, 2015–16, funded by Santander (Scholarship Grant). PI: Alaster Douglas 

Women and Leadership: A comparative study of schools and the Methodist church, 2015, funded by Susanna Wesley Foundation for Ministry and Leadership. PI: Anthony Thorpe

Universities in the global knowledge economy (UNIKE), funded by the European Union (FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network project). Lead Partner: Aarhus University. Researcher: Kate Hoskins 

The Experiences and Pedagogical Beliefs, Perspectives and Practices of Students at Froebel College, 2013–15, funded by Froebel Trust. PI: Kate Hoskins

School Accountability and Stakeholder Education, 2012–2015, funded by the ESRC (Future Leaders programme). PI: Andrew Wilkins

EquiEd (Equal Access for All), 2010–15, funded by the European Commission (TEMPUS programme). Lead partner: University of Nis, Serbia. Roehampton PI: Gill Crozier

Global Perspectives on Learning & Development with Digital Video-Editing Media, 2012–14, funded by the European Commission (Marie Curie IRSES). PI: Michalis Kontopodis

Youth Education and Employment: Opportunities and Access in One Case Study School, 2012–14, funded by CEREPP, University of Roehampton. PI: Kate Hoskins

Towards the Family-Friendly University?, 2013, funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. PI: Marie-Pierre Moreau

The Formations of Gender and Higher Education Pedagogies, 2010–12, funded by Higher Education Association. PI: Penny Jane Burke, Co-I: Gill Crozier

Building Schools for the Future: A new social architecture?, 2010–12, funded by British Academy. PI: Pat Mahony

Supporting Student Parents in Higher Education, 2010–12, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. PI: Marie-Pierre Moreau