Mission and Vision

Our Mission

We conduct, coordinate, and disseminate world-leading research on literacy and multilingualism. Under five core research themes, our multi-disciplinary approach links Arts and Humanities, Life, and Social Sciences to tackle key global challenges that cannot be addressed under a single discipline. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge training provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to engage with the public and bring direct benefits to society.


Our Vision

To be recognised as a leading, internationally renowned hub for research into linguistic, psychological, clinical and educational aspects of literacy and multilingualism.

To achieve this we will:

  • Provide a platform for world-class experts in the sector to discuss and generate new areas of research in literacy and multilingualism
  • Engage with UK and international policy makers in the education and health sectors to influence research agendas
  • Partner with teachers, interpreters, counsellors, and professionals who work with bilingual families, to identify and co-create research agendas, putting new research into practice
  • Proactively communicate innovative research outcomes to the general public that can empower citizens and enhance their quality of life
  • Train young researchers in innovative methods, tools, and techniques.

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