About us

About us

The Centre for Global Learning (GLEA) aim to impact positively and ethically on teaching and learning across the higher education sector, and beyond, by engaging with high quality research and influencing policy and practice.

Working with partners, we strive to develop educational innovation and excellence, exploring under exploited areas for development of new pedagogical insights and societal impact. 

Our focus on sustainable development goal number four, 'quality education', underpins everything that we do to ensure that our research is impactful and leads to change.

We are undertaking research in the following areas:

Download our 2020 annual report for more information on our work.

Our team

We have a large and growing team of interdisciplinary researchers who are internationally recognised as leaders in the fields of education, including neurodiversity, literacy, early years, intercultural/global, and learning, equality, gender and leadership.

Find out more about the staff and PhD researchers working at the centre and the work they are carrying out by visiting the PURE portal.

Our leadership


Professor Lynn Clouder

Executive Director


Marie Sams

Operations Manager


Professor Julia Carroll

Theme leader: Development, Engagement and Attainment


Professor Suzanne Clisby

Theme leader: Gender, Equality and Diversity


Professor Megan Crawford

Theme leader: Educational leadership and Policy


Professor Katherine Wimpenny

Theme leader: Global Learning: Education without Boundaries

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021