School of Education and Social Work

Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)

Welcome to CTLR

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR) is engaged with research on all aspects of learning and teaching in a wide range of educational contexts, official and informal. It places particular emphasis on schooling, transitions, equity and inclusion.

The Centre has exceptional expertise in professional learning, collaborative practitioner enquiry and in investigating the relationship between theory, practice and policy from Early Years to Higher Education contexts and settings.

Keep up to date with the latest centre news with the CTLR Newsletter

CTLR Newsletter: April 2016 [PDF 1.57MB]

See past newsletters as well as CTLR's Annual Reports at the bottom of our About us page.


See details of events that have taken place this year as part of CTLR's Open Research Seminar series on our Research seminars web page.  


Featured publication

Contextualising Inequalities in Rates of School Exclusion in English Schools: Beneath the ‘Tip of the Ice-Berg’ by Dr Louise Gazeley, Dr Tish Marble and Professor Janet Boddy, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex 


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Key Contacts

Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton