Research investigation at the Faculty of Education informs theory, pedagogy/practice and policy. All academic staff are engaged in research; and this engagement is recognised in the Faculty’s stated aim to serve as an educational/research ‘nexus’ between China, Asia and the rest of the world. As a large, unitary Faculty, our research is described as interdisciplinary but with a strong basis in academic disciplines allied with education, pedagogy, professional development and speech/hearing sciences. Research is organised via: Divisions; within our 8 Research Centres; and as an individual focus. In addition, the Faculty hosts: the Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme; the newly established Education Policy Unit; and a range of Faculty Research Themes. At any point in time there are a large number of on-going funded research projects, seminar series, international visitors and distinguished lectures. As researchers, we are actively engaged in local, regional and international collaborations. We maintain an active programme of funded/self-funded research studentships within our MPhil/PhD and EdD programmes.