Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)

About us

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR) is located in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex. It was established in 2008 under the leadership of Professor Judy Sebba and has subsequently been led by Professor Colleen McLaughlin and Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson. Currently, the Centre is led by Dr Louise Gazeley (Director), together with Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith (Deputy Director) and Dr Sindi Gordon (Research Fellow).

Centre members come together around a broad interest in promoting excellence in teaching and learning. Interests span all contexts and age ranges and there is a fundamental commitment to supporting positive change through the better integration of research with practice. Consequently, the Centre incorporates a strong focus on the development of practitioner research skills and critical engagement with educational policy and theory.

Alongside this runs recognition of the social context of learning and the importance of supporting teachers’ in developing the kinds of reflexive, inclusive and equitable practices that will allow them to bring positive change within their own professional settings.

Contact us

Connect with us

Please contact the Centre director, Dr Louise Gazeley, if you are interested in finding out more about the Centre or would like to explore the opportunities that we provide. These include potential:

  • research collaboration
  • study with us as a visiting academic or doctoral researcher
  • partnerships - both  local and further afield.

We particularly welcome enquiries that build on areas of recognised expertise and mutual interest.