Centre for Education and Policy Analysis (CEPA)



CEPA is a university research centre in the Faculty of Education which supports and enhances research activities within the areas of educational research, policy, and practice at Liverpool Hope. We engage a broad range of researchers, postgraduate taught and doctoral students, and other stakeholders across education, from scholarly and professional associations to think tanks and the third sector.


CEPA coordinates a variety of research programmes across the educational life span from early years to higher and lifelong education, from philosophy of education to teacher education. As with the University as a whole, we have a strong commitment to social justice and social activism.


We support a wide range of events throughout the calendar year, and welcome suggestions from all within the community who wish to contribute. We also provide seed corn research funding for our members, and have a section in the Education Studies Departmental blog page


For further information, please contact Dr Catherine O’Connell or Dr Richard Budd.


We also have a partner centre in the Faculty, the Centre for Culture & Disability Studies (CCDS).


 Contact CEPA:

Centre for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) Faculty of Education Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD