Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement

General Information

The Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement (CREU) was launched in 2018 with the core aim of engaging in a focused portfolio of innovative interdisciplinary research into educational underachievement in Northern Ireland.

The Centre seeks to build on many years of innovative teaching and learning, robust research and scholarship, and effective community partnerships by cohering our efforts to address one of the most significant and complex societal challenges facing Northern Ireland.

Find out more by visiting the CREU web pages here: www.stran.ac.uk/research/creu/

Research & Scholarship

McMullen, J., Harris, J., Jones, S., McConnellogue, S. and Winter, F. (2021) School-based Support for Syrian Refugee Pupils in Northern Ireland, Belfast: Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement, Stranmillis University College.

Purdy, N., Finn, P., McDade, B., Harris, J. and Winter, F. (2021) Loyalist and Republican Perspectives on Educational Underachievement in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement, Stranmillis University College.

Purdy, N., Harris, J., Dunn, J., Gibson, K., Jones, S., McKee, B., McMullen, J., Walsh, G., and Ballentine, M. (2021) Northern Ireland Survey of Parents/Carers on Home-Schooling during the Covid-19 Crisis: 2021, Belfast: Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement, Stranmillis University College

Harris, J., Purdy, N., Walsh, G., Jones, S. and Rowan, A. (2021) Educational Underachievement in Northern Ireland: Review of Research 2021, Belfast: Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement, Stranmillis University College.

Harris, J., Purdy, N., Cummins, B., Rogers, C., McKenzie, H., McMenemy, R., Winter, F. (2020), What’s the (Gender) Difference?: Views on Male Primary Teachers from Three Controlled Primary School Communities. Belfast: Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement, Stranmillis University College.

Henderson, L., Harris, J., Purdy, N. and Walsh, G. (2020) Educational Underachievement in Northern Ireland: Evidence Summary. Belfast: Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement, Stranmillis University College.

Purdy, N., Beck, G., McClelland, O’Hagan, C., Totton, L., Harris, J., (2019) Too Little, Too Late: The views of parents/carers on their child’s experiences of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) process in mainstream schools. Belfast, UK: NICCY