Research Projects

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Morphological processing in children with phonological difficulties: The Coventry and Warwick morphology and phonology project

Children who struggle with processing speech sounds (phonology) are also likely to have difficulties in reading and writing. This project investigates how much children use information about the internal structure of words (morphology) to compensate for these difficulties.

IFS - The Intervention Toolkit

This project will produce a coherent system, supported by data analytics, to identify students at risk of underachievement at four UK institutions, and offer solutions in the form of appropriate, high quality academic interventions to ensure those students continue and succeed.

UK-SEA Partnerships and Exchanges Baseline Research (UK-SEA PEER)

This study aims to develop a greater understanding of policies, practices, emerging priorities and concepts of HE internationalisation in the UK and South East Asia.

Rapid evidence review on the causes and identification of individuals with specific learning difficulties (SpLD)

In January 2020, Professor Julia Carroll was invited to provide a rapid evidence review on recent research on Specific Learning Difficulties for the UK government.

Enabling Students with Neurodiversity (ENTENDER)

The project aims to promote inclusion and support for students with neurodiversity in higher education in Argentina and Mexico.

Transforming Curricula Through Internationalisation and Virtual Exchange (iKUDU)

iKUDU aims to contribute to developing a contextualised South African concept of internationalisation of the curriculum, which will be embedded in the broad context of curriculum transformation.

British Council UK-SA Project

This project is a collaboration between Walter Sisulu University, Coventry University and Stellenbosch University. The project is focused on enhancing staff doctoral capacity training and expertise for underrepresented groups in South Africa.

Abracadabra (ABRA): Online Reading Support

Abracadabra (ABRA) is an online toolkit composed of phonics, fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts. The trial assesses a 20 week programme of lesson plans using the ABRA activities.

Evaluating the Potential of a Speech Rhythm-Based Reading Intervention

This project demonstrated, for the first time, that training in speech rhythm improves early literacy skills in children beginning school. This finding was used as the basis for a new reading scheme developed by Rising Stars.

Pre-school screening for literacy difficulties: A new test of speech rhythm sensitivity

This project will aim to produce and validate an assessment of speech rhythm sensitivity that is suitable for pre-literate children in Reception year and then examine whether sensitivity to speech rhythm can predict early literacy development.

JOVITAL: Jordan Opportunity for Virtual Innovative Teaching And Learning

The overall objective of JOVITAL is to improve quality of teaching in Jordanian Higher Education Institutions by introducing innovative collaborative tools and methodologies and fostering academic international exchange.

OPENMED: Exploring Intercultural Learning through Open Education Practices across the Mediterranean

OpenMed ‘Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean Countries’, is an international cooperation involving five partners from Europe and nine from the South-Mediterranean (S-M) region (Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan). The project is focused on how universities from the designated countries, and other S-M countries, can join the action as community partners in the adoption of strategies and channels that embrace the principles of openness and reusability within the context of higher education. Open Education represents transparency, equity and participation. Such values are core in widening participation and building capacity in Open Education Practices, important to the national contexts of the Mediterranean countries.

An ASEAN interdisciplinary network to promote access and inclusion of disabled students in higher education

Establishing an interdisciplinary network in higher education in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries addresses Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 4, advocating “inclusive and quality education for all”.

Decolonising Education: Fostering Conversations

This project aims to develop and pilot an approach to promoting conversations around decolonisation in higher education (HE).

EDUHACK – Hacking Education by improving open e-learning teacher competencies

Participants in this capacity building programme for university educators will learn how to produce digitally-supported learning experiences and will have the opportunity to experiment with innovative models and approaches to teaching and learning; with a focus on fostering collaborative learning and enhanced student engagement.

'EEEP' - Enhancing Engineering Education Project, with WSU and SU

This project is in collaboration with the Walter Sisulu University and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The project is focused on enhancing staff capacity building for knowledge exchange in engineering education and postgraduate supervision.

Global Gender and Cultures of Equality (GlobalGRACE)

Global Gender and Cultures of Equality ( is a 51 month programme of research and capacity strengthening funded by the RCUK’s Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) delivered through the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Transforming Trajectories of Vulnerability: Re-examining Educational Achievement (2TV)

2TV provides a transdisciplinary networking space for participants to engage in international research focused on transformative practice in education and public policy that enable researchers to understand cycles of vulnerability.