Newcastle University is a research-intensive university in the North East of England that aims to advance knowledge through education and research, providing creative solutions and addressing global problems. We aim to work collaboratively with our many external partners to shape brighter futures, grow the economy and champion social justice.
Liz Todd, Karen Laing and Lucy Tiplady are based in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) which brings together the disciplines of education, applied linguistics and communication, and speech and language sciences to forge new understanding and new practice.
They are affiliated with the Newcastle University Centre for Research Excellence (NUCoRE) in Children and Youth, which aims to investigate the impact of inequalities on children and support work to address those inequalities, in addition to identifying policies and activities beneficial for the development of children and young people. All three researchers are members of CfLaT, a collaborative research group in education with a focus on innovative pedagogies, professional learning and practice and educational justice.
Karen Laing and Liz Todd are members of the Inclusive Newcastle Knowledge Centre at Newcastle University, which aims to advance learning about addressing inequalities in accessing Higher Education. Liz Todd leads the Newcastle University Institute for Social Science, building interdisciplinary research communities across diverse groups of staff and student researchers, academic and non-academic partners and raising the profile of social science research.