Our Research Centres and Networks

Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection (CCWP)

‌‌The Centre of Child Wellbeing and Protection brings together internationally recognised experts in social work, child protection, education and maternal and child health. The Centre’s particular strength lies in the potential we have to enhance the lives of children who are vulnerable to compromised development because of a range of personal, familial and social adversities. More.


Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC)

The Dementia Services Development Centre is part of the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. Working with organisations and individuals for over 25 years, DSDC draw on research and practice, from across the world, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on all aspects of Dementia. DSDC is based in the Iris Murdoch Building at the University of Stirling, is guided by an International Advisory Board and is funded largely from charitable sources. More


ProPEL: Professional Practice, Education and Learning

ProPEL is a collaborative, multi-professional international network to promote research and knowledge exchange in leading issues of professional education, practice and learning. ProPEL was launched in 2010 when Professor Tara Fenwick joined the University of Stirling. 

Our two key themes are the changing nature of professional learning and responsibility in professional practice. More.

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice (SCCJR)

‌The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research is a collaboration of several Scottish universities. It aims to produce excellent research and to develop excellent researchers so as to better the development of policy, practice and public debate about crime and justice. Though based in Scotland and determined to analyse and address crime and justice in Scotland, their work is international both in its influences and in its influence. More.

Corpus Linguistics in Scotland (CLiS)

Corpus Linguistics in Scotland (CLiS) is a voluntary network by and for those who are engaged in corpus research and/or are planning to conduct corpus studies.  The network welcomes corpus linguists at all educational levels and career stages.



The Stirling Network for Curriculum Studies

The Network aims to build understanding and to influence curriculum development at a number of inter-related levels:

  • The supra-level: to enhance understandings of the often contradictory and competing global discourses (e.g. OECD, European Union) that drive and shape curricular policy within and between nation states.
  • The macro-levelto feed into, influence and shape the processes whereby curricular policy is developed within nation states and other educational jurisdictions.
  • The meso-level: to develop fuller understanding of system dynamics in educational jurisdictions, and to help build capacity for system-wide curriculum development that reflects educational purposes.
  • The micro-level: to increase understanding of the processes through which curriculum is enacted in schools and other educational institutions and contexts, and to build capacity at this level for curriculum revisioning and development.
  • The nano-levelto understand curriculum as experienced by children, young people and adult learners, and to promote practices that take the needs of learners and communities into account. More.


WithScotland closed on 29th July 2016 but you can continue to access the national resources they provided for agencies and practitioners working to protect children in need of care and protection and adults at risk of harm until July 2017.  More

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