Research Projects

Director: Professor Harry Torrance

External Funding (2001-2015):
Total Listed Income: c £8M+

Project Title: Mathematics in Teaching Practice
Project Director: Prof Yvette Solomon
Amount: NOK 1,003,000 (£109,000)
Funder: Norwegian Research Council
Duration: January 2012 - December 2015
Project Outline

Project Title: Raising Attainment in Key Stage 1 in Stoke-on-Trent - Action Research Project
Project Directors: Prof Farzana Shain (Keele), Dr Ruth Dann (MMU)
Amount: £50,406
Funder: Stoke-on-Trent LA
Duration: April 2013 - November 2015

Project Title: Games and Social Change: In-between Screens, Places and Communities
Project Directors: Dr Scott Gaule, Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: £42,000
Funder: AHRC
Duration: January 2014 - March 2015

Project Title: E-Skills for Jobs Evaluation 2014
Project Director: Prof Cathy Lewin
Amount: 22,000 euros
Funder: EU via European Schoolnet
Duration: February 2014 - December 2014

Project Title: Innovative Technologies for an engaging classroom (iTEC)
Project Directors: Dr Maureen Haldane, Prof Cathy Lewin
Amount: 509,566 euros
Funder: European Commission
Duration: September 2010 - August 2014

Project Title: Breaking New Ground In the Science Education Realm (ENGINEER)
Project Directors: Dr Dave Heywood, Prof Yvette Solomon
Amount: c. £200,000
Funder: European Commission
Duration: October 2011 - August 2014
Project Outline
Project Website

Project Title: Revisiting 'Blair's Babies' in new Times: contemporary female subjectivities from New Labour to the Coalition
Project Director: Dr Kim Allen
Amount: £5,720
Funder: British Academy
Duration: June 2013 - July 2014

Project Title: The role of celebrity in young people's classed and gendered aspirations
Project Directors: Dr Kim Allen (ESRI, MMU), Dr Heather Mendick (Brunel)
Amount: £211,488 (MMU: £50,933)
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Duration: September 2012 - May 2014

Project Title: Making Games in Collaboration for Learning (MAGICAL)
Project Director: Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: £76,888
Funder: European Commission
Duration: January 2012 - April 2014

Project Title: Evaluation of the Clore Art Studio, Manchester City Art Gallery
Project Directors: Prof Liz Jones, Prof Rachel Holmes
Amount: £2,000
Funder: Manchester City Art Gallery
Duration: October 2013 - January 2014

Project Title: Educating Employable Global Citizens
Project Directors: Dr Lynne Parmenter, Dr Alicia Prowse (CELT)
Amount: £50,000
Funder: Higher Education Academy
Duration: July 2012 - December 2013

Project Title: Taking Part? Research Capacity Building in the Third Sector
Project Director: Dr Carol Packham
Amount: £335,000
Funder: ESRC/Barrow Cadbury Trust
Duration: September 2008 - August 2013

Project Title: Game-Based Learning for Older Adults
Project Director: Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: 20,000 euros
Funder: European Commission
Duration: August 2011 - July 2013

Project Title: Chattering Nineteen to the Dozen (CND)
Project Directors: Prof Liz Jones, Prof Rachel Holmes, Helen Davenport
Amount: £20,000
Funder: Bradford City Council
Duration: January 2013 - March 2013
Project Outline

Project Title: Talking Space, Place and Social Justice
Project Directors: Dr Geoff Bright, Sue Bermingham
Amount: 3,650 euros
Funder: EERA
Duration: Seotember 2011 - December 2012

Project Title: Un-easy childhoods: innovating theory, practices and ethics through interdisciplinary research
Project Directors: Prof Rachel Holmes, Prof Maggie MacLure , Prof Liz Jones
Amount: £18,000
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council
Duration: May 2011 - November 2012
Project Outline

Project Title: Evaluation of e-Skills Week
Project Director: Prof Cathy Lewin
Amount: 15,000 euros
Funder: European Schoolnet
Duration: October 2011 - July 2012

Project Title: Teaching Post Modern Theatre
Project Director: Keri Facer
Amount: £7,500
Funder: Palatine
Duration: September 2011 - July 2012

Project Title: Voices from Fukushima
Project Director: Lynne Parmenter
Amount: £20,500
Funder: Japan Foundation + other contributors
Duration: July 2011 - July 2012

Project Title: Sure Start: Reaching the most vulnerable in the community
Project Director: Dr John Powell
Amount: £113,000
Funder: Sure Start Manchester
Duration: August 2007 - March 2012

Project Title: Learning Lives
Project Director: Keri Facer
Amount: £15,000
Funder: BBC
Duration: September 2011 - January 2012

Project Title: Spark Teacher Research
Project Director: Keri Facer
Amount: £5,000
Funder: BBC
Duration: September 2011 - January 2012

Project Title: Hands off Sport Coaching: the politics of touch
Project Directors: Prof Heather Piper, with Bill Taylor, Dean Garratt
Amount: £79,280 (80% FEC)
Funder: ESRC
Duration: October 2010 - December 2011

Project Title: Educational Futures: the theory, methods and ethics of futures-oriented research in education
Project Director: Prof Keri Facer
Amount: £14,765
Funder: ESRC (seminar series)
Duration: October 2009 - July 2011

Project Title: Promoting cohesion, challenging expectations: educating the teachers of tomorrow for race equality and diversity in 21st century schools
Project Directors: Peter Hick, Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £15,000
Funder: Higher Education Academy (Escalate)
Duration: March 2010 - July 2011

Project Title: Evaluation of the Aiming High for Disabled Children – Short Breaks Initiative
Project Directors: Kerry-Jane Moakes, Prof Liz Jones
Amount: £12,000
Funder: Manchester City Council
Duration: December 2010 - June 2011

Project Title: Addressing 'problem behaviour' in the early years: an innovative film resource
Project Directors: Dr Rachel Holmes, Prof Maggie Maclure
Amount: £29,232
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (follow-on funding scheme)
Duration: October 2010 - December 2010
Project Outline

Project Title: Evaluation of the 14-19 IAG Peer Mentoring Pilot Programme 2010
Project Director: Prof Helen Colley
Amount: £6,975
Funder: Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
Duration: October 2010 - December 2010

Project Title: Evaluation of the Nature and Impact of the Creative Partnerships Programme on School Ethos
Project Directors: Prof Keri Facer, Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: £17,500
Funder: Creativity, Culture and Education (via OU)
Duration: May 2009 - December 2010

Project Title: The Secret Life of Objects: an artist residency in an early years classroom
Project Director: Dr Christina Macrae
Amount: £24,735
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council
Duration: November 2009 - November 2010

Project Title: Investigating the educational impact of building a new MMU campus in Hulme
Project Directors: Professor Keri Facer, Professor John Schostak, Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £25,000
Funder: HEFCE HEIF 4 Funds
Duration: October 2009 - September 2010

Project Title: Action for Children's Prison Work in Mother and baby Support Units
Project Directors: Karen Browne, Dr John Powell
Amount: £30,000
Funder: Action for Children
Duration: February 2009 - September 2010

Project Title: Researching New Fatherhoods in Stockport
Project Directors: Professor Liz Jones, Dr Rachel Holmes
Amount: £19,650
Funder: Stockport Sure Start
Duration: June 2009 - July 2010

Project Title: Consultancy report on RSA 'Social Brain and the Curriculum' seminars
Project Directors: Prof Harry Torrance, Prof Maggie MacLure
Amount: £2,000
Funder: Royal Society of Arts
Duration: March 2010 - May 2010

Project Title: Manchester Curriculum Research Design
Project Director: Prof Keri Facer
Amount: £19,770
Funder: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts
Duration: May 2009 - March 2010

Project Title: Synoptic Evaluation of ActivXpression interactive devices for assessment
Project Director: Dr Cathy Lewin
Amount: £25,000 + £25,000 in kind
Funder: Promethean via IoE Promethean Centre of Excellence
Duration: March 2008 - December 2009

Project Title: The Impact of 14-19 Reforms on Career Guidance in England
Project Directors: Dr Helen Colley:, co-applicant Dr Cathy Lewin
Amount: £79,906 (80% FEC)
Funder: ESRC
Duration: January 2008  - November 2009

Project Title: Technologically Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy (TELLP)
Project Director: Dr Gee Macrory
Amount: £121,636
Funder: EU/Comenius
Duration: November 2007 - October 2009
Project Website

Project Title: Evaluation of External Partnership
Project Directors: Prof Harry Torrance, Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £5,000
Funder: Bolton Local Authority
Duration: July 2009 - October 2009

Project Title: Secondary Pupils and E-Learning
Project Director: Dr Cathy Lewin
Amount: £45,000
Funder: Becta and GTC
Duration: January 2007  - August 2009

Project Title: Networks for Learning in Science
Project Director: Jan Green
Amount: £220,000
Funder: TDA
Duration: September 2008 - August 2009

Project Title: Evaluation of Discovery
Project Director: Dr Cathy Lewin
Amount: £13,600
Funder: North Lincolnshire Local Authority
Duration: September 2008 - July 2009

Project Title: Methods of Information Learning within a Gallery Context
Project Director: Prof Keri Facer
Amount: £2,500
Funder: Arts Council England North East (via BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art)
Duration: May 2009 - June 2009

Project Title: Beyond Current Horizons
Project Director: Prof Keri Facer
Amount: £24,750
Funder: Futurelab (from DCSF funding)
Duration: November 2008 - May 2009

Project Title: Effectiveness of Medical CPD
Project Directors: Prof Tony Brown, Prof John Schostak
Amount: £12,000
Funder: College of Emergency Medicine
Duration: September 2007 - April 2009

Project Title: Sure Start: 'Excluded' Perceptions (Phase B)
Project Director: Dr John Powell
Amount: £14,596
Funder: Sure Start Manchester
Duration: March 2008 - March 2009

Project Title: Alternate Reality Games
Project Director: Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: £102,000
Funder: JISC
Duration: April 2008 - March 2009

Project Title: Partners in Learning Evaluation
Project Directors: Prof Bridget Somekh, Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: £120,000
Funder: Microsoft
Duration: January 2006 - December 2008

Project Title: ESRC Meta Review of Education
Project Director: Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: £10,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: September 2008 - February 2009

Project Title: Taking a Leap: young people and risk taking
Project Director: Dr Heather Piper
Amount: £29,430
Funder: Nesta
Duration: December 2007  - December 2008

Project Title: Impact 2008/Personalising Learning
Project Director: Dr Peter Hick
Amount: £10,800
Funder: Becta via University of Nottingham
Duration: October 2007 - October 2008

Project Title: New Models of Learning Provision for KS3 and 14-19
Project Directors: Dr Cathy Lewin, Dr Nicola Whitton
Amount: £140,000
Funder: Becta
Duration: September 2007 - August 2008

Project Title: Web 2.0 Technologies of Learning at KS3 and 4
Project Director: Dr Cathy Lewin
Amount: £56,300
Funder: Becta (via consortium with University of Nottingham)
Duration: September 2007 - August 2008

Project Title: Sustaining Progression post-16
Project Director: Dr Helen Colley
Amount: £13,000
Funder: Trafford/Learning & Skills Council
Duration: February 2008 - July 2008

Project Title: Personalised Learning
Project Director: Dr Peter Hick
Amount: £6,800
Funder: Becta (via consortium with Nottingham Trent University)
Duration: September 2007 - April 2008

Project Title: Pathfinder
Project Director: Bridget Somekh (sub contract from Bill Johnston, Senior Teaching and Learning Fellow, Sociology Department)
Amount: £13,000
Funder: HEA
Duration: May 2007 - April 2008

Project Title: Evaluation of the Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire Lifelong Learning Network
Project Director: Dr Helen Colley
Amount: £19,961
Funder: Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire Lifelong Learning Network
Duration: August 2007 - March 2008

Project Title: ESRC Review of ESRC Investment in Education
Project Director: Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: £10,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: September 2007 - February 2008

Project Title: Alchemy - Enquire
Project Director: Dr Rachel Holmes
Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Manchester Museum
Duration: September 2007 - March 2008

Project Title: Sure Start: Practitioner Perceptions (Phase A)
Project Director: Dr John Powell
Amount: £19,599
Funder: Sure Start Manchester
Duration: July 2007 - February 2008

Project Title: Barclays Spaces for Sport
Project Director: Prof John Schostak
Amount: £179,500 for Phase 2
Funder: Barclays Community Sports Sponsorship
Duration: October 2005 - September 2007

Project Title: Barclays Spaces for Sport
Project Director: Prof John Schostak
Amount: £60,000 for Phase 1 (2005-6)
Funder: Barclays Community Sports Sponsorship
Duration: October 2005 - September 2007

Project Title: Ethnicity and Gender in Differential Degree Attainment
Project Directors: Dr Susie Jacobs (MMU Sociology), Dr Helen Colley
Amount: £5,000
Funder: Equalities Challenge Unit
Duration: June 2007  - September 2007

Project Title: Developing Mathematics Through Contexts (DMtC)
Project Directors: Mr Frank Eade, Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: 515,000
Funder: Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Duration: September 2004 - August 2007

Project Title: Imaginative Journeys: Museums Education Project
Project Director: Dr Rachel Holmes
Amount: £36,400
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Duration: August 2006 - July 2007

Project Title: Evaluation of Skelmersdale SureStart
Project Director: Dr Liz Jones
Amount: £15,000
Funder: Skelmersdale SureStart
Duration: August 2006 - April 2007

Project Title: Professionalism in Coaching
Project Directors: Dr Dean Garratt, Mr William Taylor
Amount: £6,750
Funder: Sports Coach UK
Duration: March 2006 - March 2007

Project Title: Investigating Early Professional Learning
Project Director: Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £732,000 (jointly with Stirling; £160,000 to MMU))
Funder: ESRC (Teaching and Learning Research Programme)
Duration: January 2004 - January 2007

Project Title: TTA Research Review
Project Directors: John Robinson, Prof Marion Dadds (St. Martin's College), Prof Michael Totterdell
Amount: £75,000
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: January 2004 - December 2006

Project Title: Space Collaborator
Project Director: Dr Jonathan Savage
Amount: £30,000
Funder: Nesta
Duration: January 2005 - December 2006

Project Title: Test Bed Evaluation
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £923,000
Funder: Becta/DfES
Duration: February 2003 - December 2006

Project Title: Evaluating The Global Dimension in ITT Project
Project Directors: Prof Harry Torrance, Ms Helen Lawson
Amount: £14,000
Funder: DfID via Manchester Development Education Project
Duration: October 2003 - September 2006

Project Title: Inside Exclusion: learning partnerships outside mainstream education
Project Directors: Dr Jo Frankham, Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £29,988
Funder: Joseph Rowntree Foundation (via University of Manchester)
Duration: October 2005 - September 2006

Project Title: Evaluation of WhatWasWalton
Project Director: Dr Helen Colley
Amount: £19,999
Funder: Toolkit
Duration: February 2006 - September 2006

Project Title: The Implementation and Use of
Project Director: Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: £18,000
Funder: JISC via City College, Manchester
Duration: September 2004 - August 2006

Project Title: Time for Children
Project Director: Prof John Schostack
Amount: £14,000
Funder: The Who Cares? Trust
Duration: September 2005 - August 2006

Project Title: Developing Pedagogies with E-learning Resources
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £75,000
Funder: GTC
Duration: September 2003 - August 2006
Project Website

Project Title: Investigating Effective Strategies for Maths Teaching at Key Stage 3
Project Directors: Dr U Hanley, Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: 46,536
Funder: ESRC
Duration: February 2005 - July 2006

Project Title: Social Inclusion
Project Director: Dr Helen Colley
Amount: Euros 4,000
Funder: Council of Europe
Duration: October 2005  - June 2006

Project Title: Sound2Game
Project Director: Dr Jonathan Savage
Amount: £4,995
Funder: Palatine
Duration: March 2005 - June 2006

Project Title: Every Child Matters
Project Director: Dr John Powell
Amount: £:10,000
Funder: Foster Care Associates NW
Duration: October 2005 - May 2006

Project Title: Grammaticisation in Early Mark Making: a multimodal investigation
Project Director: Dr Lesley Lancaster
Amount: £44,990
Funder: ESRC
Duration: April 2004 - May 2006

Project Title: Online Training Materials for Music and ICT
Project Director: Dr Jonathan Savage
Amount: £10,000
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: August 2004 - March 2006

Project Title: Young Men's Health
Project Director: Prof Maggie Maclure
Amount: £44,933
Funder: Knowsley MBC
Duration: March 2005 - March 2006

Project Title: Evaluation of Schools Whiteboard Expansion (SWE)
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £222,876
Funder: DfES
Duration: April 2004 - March 2006

Project Title: Recremania
Project Director: Prof John Schostak
Amount: euros 65,221
Funder: European Union
Duration: February 2004 - February 2006

Project Title: Puppets: Promoting Engagement and Talk in Science (the PUPPETS project)
Project Directors: Brenda Keogh, Stuart Naylor
Amount: 88,825
Funder: Nuffield Foundation
Duration: May 2004 - January 2006

Project Title: Young Children in the Art Gallery
Project Directors: Prof Lesley Abbott, Rachel Holmes
Amount: £19,400
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Duration: January 2004 - December 2005

Project Title: Tackling Racism on School Placements
Project Director: Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £1,730
Funder: Multiverse/TTA (via University of Leciester)
Duration: April 2005 - November 2005

Project Title: Connecting Communities Race Equality Grant
Project Director: Prof John Schostak
Amount: £19,000
Funder: CAPE UK
Duration: March 2004 - October 2005

Project Title: Evaluation of N Staffs Sure Start Wave 5 Home Visiting Services
Project Director: Dr Avril Hawarth
Amount: £23,491
Funder: Staffs PCT
Duration: March 2005 - August 05

Project Title: Touchlines: The Problematics of 'Touching' Between Children and Professionals
Project Directors: Dr Heather Piper, Prof Maggie MacLure, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £46,824
Funder: ESRC
Duration: September 2004 - August 2005

Project Title: On-line assessment in the Learning & Skills Sector: LSRC/UfI Extension
Project Director: Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: £10,000
Funder: UfI via Learning and Skills Research Centre
Duration: October 2004 - July 2005

Project Title: Partners In Learning
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £9,000
Funder: Microsoft
Duration: April 2005 - June 2005

Project Title: Surviving your Teenager
Project Director: Prof John Schostak
Amount: £4,800
Funder: The Guinness Trust
Duration: March 2005  - June 2005

Project Title: Communicating Matters 3-5
Project Director: Prof Nigel Hall
Amount: £181,000
Funder: DfES
Duration: January 2004 - June 2005

Project Title: The Broadband Project
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £21,500
Funder: Becta via Nottingham Trent University
Duration: November 2004 - April 2005

Project Title: The Impact of Different Modes of Assessment on Achievement and Progress in the Learning and Skills Sector
Project Director: Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: £226,894
Funder: Learning and Skills Development Agency
Duration: October 2003 - April 2005

Project Title: Evaluation of Sure Start St Helens (Phoenix)
Project Director: Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £30,851
Funder: St Helens PCT
Duration: January 2005 - April 2005

Project Title: Sure Start Health Visiting Services in Tameside
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £27,550
Funder: Sure Start Ashton
Duration: October 2004 - April 2005

Project Title: Evaluation of Sure Start Lightbowne & Harpurhey
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Dr Liz Jones
Amount: £29,775
Funder: Sure Start Lightbowne & Sure Start Hurpurhey
Duration: October 2004 - April 2005

Project Title: Evaluation of the Bolton Curriculum ICT Centre’s Learning for Change Networks Project
Project Director: Sue Sing
Amount: £8,000
Funder: Bolton LEA
Duration: October 2004 - March 2005

Project Title: Sure Start Central Link
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £66,000
Funder: NCH (National Children's Hospital) North West
Duration: December 2002 - March 2005

Project Title: Sure Start Happy Elephant
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Dr Liz Jones
Amount: £60,000
Funder: The Children's Society, St Helen's
Duration: December 2002 - March 2005

Project Title: Children and Adolescents as Language Brokers (Seminar Series)
Project Director: Prof Nigel Hall
Amount: £12,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: October 2003 - March 2005
Project Outline
Project Website

Project Title: Parr Sure Start Programme: an evaluation
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £7,000
Funder: St Helens NHS Primary Care Trust
Duration: November 2004 - February 2005

Project Title: Internet-based Assessment (with Sussex University)
Project Director: Prof Harry Torrance
Amount: £3,750
Funder: EU via Sussex University
Duration: May 2003 - December 2004

Project Title: East Bolton Regeneration Community Evaluation Project
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £147,000
Funder: East Bolton Regeneration Partnership
Duration: August 2003  - December 2004

Project Title: Developing the Teaching and Learning of Composing for all in the 21st Century
Project Directors: Dr Jonathan Savage, Dr Martin Fautley
Amount: £10,000
Funder: Dean's Development Fund
Duration: September 2003 - August 2004

Project Title: EAZ Excellence in Cities Evaluation
Project Director: Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £4,200
Funder: Manchester LEA
Duration: 2003 - 2004

Project Title: Birth to Three Matters: FE/HE and Awarding Bodies Training
Project Director: Prof Lesley Abbott
Amount: £173,300
Funder: DfES
Duration: May 2004  - July 2004

Project Title: Family Support Service
Project Director: Dr John Powell
Amount: £6,200
Funder: Reddish Vale Early Years Centre
Duration: July 2003 - June 2004

Project Title: Primary Graduate School, Wythenshawe
Project Director: Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £10,000
Funder:
Duration: 2003 - 2004

Project Title: European Schoolnet Validation Networks of Excellence (Valnet)
Project Director: Dr Cathy Lewin
Amount: euros 33,000
Funder: EC/European Schoolnet
Duration: April 2003 - May 2004

Project Title: Identify, Develop and Disseminate Effective Practices and Develop the Knowledge Base in ITT
Project Directors: Dr Tehmina Basit, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £9,983
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: November 2003 - May 2004

Project Title: Wythenshawe EAZ Evaluation
Project Director: Dr Lorna Roberts
Amount: £9,000
Funder: Manchester LEA
Duration: 2003 - 2004

Project Title: An Evaluation of the Creative Science Initiative
Project Directors: Prof Ian Stronach, Dr D Heywood
Amount: 39,741
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Duration: August 2003 - May 2004

Project Title: Evaluation of Electronic Whiteboard Pilot in Edinburgh
Project Director: Dr Matthew Pearson
Amount: £7,000
Funder: Scottish Executive
Duration: January 2004 - April 2004

Project Title: Trainee Impact on Pupil Learning (TIPL)
Project Directors: Rose Heron, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £10,000 + an additional £15,000 from September 2004
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: August 2002 - April 2004

Project Title: Birth to Three Matters: Training of Trainers
Project Director: Prof Lesley Abbott
Amount: £300,000
Funder: DfES Sure Start
Duration: January 2004 - March 2004

Project Title: The Broadband Project
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £14,600
Funder: Becta via Nottingham Trent University
Duration: October 2003 - January 2004

Project Title: National Evaluation of the Primary School/Primary Care Health Links Initiative
Project Directors: Dr Sheila Stark, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £108,000
Funder: Department of Health
Duration: July 2003 - January 2004

Project Title: Connexions Plus Project
Project Director: Dr Janis Jarvis
Amount: £7,225
Funder: European Union Social Fund
Duration: September 2003 - January 2004

Project Title: Reasons why Minority Ethnic Trainees withdraw from ITT courses
Project Directors: Dr Tehmina Basit, Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £29,944
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: September 2003 - December 2003

Project Title: Birth to Three Training Matters
Project Director: Prof Lesley Abbott
Amount: £73,300
Funder: The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Duration: January 2003 - December 2003

Project Title: Evaluation of the Reddish Vale Childcare for Teenage Parents Pilots
Project Director: Dr John Powell
Amount: £29,565
Funder: DfES
Duration: May 2000 - October 2003

Project Title: Authentic Approaches to developing Young People's Composition Skills
Project Director: Dr Jonathan Savage
Amount: £5,000
Funder: EPalatine (Learning and teaching Support Network)
Duration: July 2002 - August 2003

Project Title: Evaluation of the Eleven Increased Flexibility Projects
Project Director: Sybil Lavin
Amount: £11,120
Funder: Learning and Skills Council
Duration: January 2003 - July 2003

Project Title: Manchester Education Toys Project
Project Director: Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: 10,000
Funder: Siemens/Lego
Duration: May 2003 - July 2003

Project Title: Teachers’ Perceptions of Continuing Professional Development
Project Directors: Prof Dave Hustler, Dr Olwen McNamara
Amount: £150,000
Funder: DfES
Duration: December 2001 - June 2003

Project Title: Gridclub (Evaluation of the Gridclub ‘fun’ educational web-site)
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £97,911
Funder: Becta
Duration: September 2001 - March 2003

Project Title: The Synoptic Evaluation of the National Grid for Learning (NGFL) Roll out of Pathfinders
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £29,920
Funder: Becta
Duration: November 1999 - March 2003

Project Title: Student Writing Workshop
Project Director: Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £5,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: July 2002 - December 2002

Project Title: Identify, Develop and Spread Successful Induction Practice
Project Director: Dr Olwen McNamara
Amount: £6,450
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: January 2002  - December 2002

Project Title: Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership Evaluation
Project Director: Cathie Pearce
Amount: £54,000
Funder: Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership
Duration: September 2000 - August 2002

Project Title: Early Excellence Centres Evaluation
Project Director: Prof Lesley Abbott
Amount: £56,000
Funder: Various LEAs
Duration: January 1999 - July 2002

Project Title: The Recognition of ICT Skills of Staff (tRISSt)
Project Director: Prof Peter Gilroy
Amount: £89,000
Funder: JISC
Duration: April 2001 - April 2002

Project Title: Innovation, Change, Teacher Discourse: towards a research based professionalism?
Project Directors: Prof A Brown, Dr O McNamara
Amount: 40,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: 2000 - 2002

Project Title: Research and Professional Development for UK Voluntary Workers Overseas
Project Director: Prof A Brown
Amount: 37,000
Funder: VSO
Duration: 2000 - 2002

Project Title: Evaluation of Stockport’s NWDA-funded project activity
Project Director: Dr Terry Warburton
Amount: £5,000
Funder: Stockport MBC
Duration: 2001 - 2001

Project Title: Joint Action Research project
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £6,500
Funder: Highlands College
Duration: October 2000 - September 2001

Project Title: BERA Multidisciplinary Development Programme for Doctoral Students Engaged in Educational Research
Project Director: Prof Ian Stronach
Amount: £9,803
Funder: ESRC
Duration: February 2001 - September 2001

Project Title: The Transition from Student to Primary Teacher of Mathematics
Project Directors: Prof Tony Brown, Dr O McNamara
Amount: £40,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: January 1999  - September 2001

Project Title: Home School Links
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: 28,000
Funder: Becta
Duration: January 2001 - August 2001

Project Title: Innovation, Change, Teacher Discourse: towards a research based professionalism?
Project Director: Dr Olwen McNamara
Amount: £42,000
Funder: ESRC
Duration: February 2000 - August 2001

Project Title: Improving the Recruitment and Retention of Students from Ethnic Minorities to Courses of ITT
Project Director: John Savin
Amount: £49,000
Funder: Teacher Training Agency
Duration: January 2000 - August 2001

Project Title: City Pride Strategic Lifelong Learning Partnership
Project Director: Rob Halsall
Amount: £18,000
Funder: Manchester TEC
Duration: 2000 - 2001

Project Title: Value Added by HAZ funding to Healthy Schools Schemes
Project Directors: Rob Halsall , Dr Sheila Stark
Amount: £14,000
Funder: Merseyside HAZ
Duration: 2000 - 2001

Project Title: ImpacT2
Project Director: Prof Bridget Somekh
Amount: £70,500
Funder: Becta via University of Nottingham
Duration: March 1999 - February 2001

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