Centre of Research for Educational Action and Theory Exchange

Uniting the broad range of research interests across Education and beyond


CREATE is a newly formed Research and Knowledge Exchange centre in the Faculty of Education and the Arts. It brings together the broad range of expertise and research interests in educational theory, action research and practice that exists within and beyond the Faculty, for the advancement of excellent research with real-world impacts.

Clusters and Areas of Expertise


CREATE works closely with Winchester experts in related subject areas, as well as external experts. For example:

In Holocaust Education, we work with our partner the Holocaust Educational Trust, and we team up with our modern historians specialising in the Holocaust to mark the annual Holocaust Memorial Day.

In Early Years Education, we work with cognitive psychologist Prof. Paul Sowden and the Centre for Real-world Learning as well as regional schools on the Arts Council-funded Creativity Collaborative, focussed on embedding creativity in the school curriculum.

Refugee Education is an important strand in the work of the University of Sanctuary Network, which works closely with Winchester City of Sanctuary and other regional Universities of Sanctuary.


CREATE organises collaboration sessions, undergraduate and postgraduate conferences, talks, seminars and public lectures, book launches, exhibitions and workshops, on topics as wide-ranging as film as education, creative pedagogies, privacy and education, AI and education, Holocaust education,  refugee education, and sustainability in education. See below to find out what's on.

Refugee Education Strand

Refugee Week logo with multi-coloured dots and black letters

CREATE's Refugee Education strand engages actively with national initiatives such as Refugee Week. This year, together with the University of Sanctuary Network, we are organising a Refugee Education Conference - find out more.

Clusters of Philosophy of Education and History of Women's Education

University of Winchester flyer for philosophy of education event May 2024

Contact CREATE

If you would like to find out more about CREATE, attend our events or collaborate with us, contact the Convener, Prof. Wayne Veck, or any of the strand leads.

For enquiries about business services such as CPD or consultancy, please contact Dr Rhiannon Love.