The Aquinas Centre for Educational Research (ACER) seeks to build on all the wonderful partnerships the School of Education, Theology and Leadership already enjoys with schools, dioceses and increasingly with children’s services departments and national organisations.


As an important part of an increasingly vibrant research culture within the School of Education, Theology and Leadership, the Aquinas Centre for Educational Research aims to develop consultancy, professional development and study opportunities at all levels up to and including doctoral work with the world-renowned Prof John West-Burnham, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research at St Mary’s and with Prof Paul Clarke, world-famous for his interests in quality and sustainability in education and beyond.