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Social and Educational Participation and Engagement Research Network

A research centre dedicated to inclusivity
We bring together academics who deal with the concepts of participation and engagement in their research, regardless of field.

Established in 2014, we are a network of dedicated researchers who share a common interest in participation and engagement throughout education. In particular, we examine issues of social inclusion for individuals and groups that experience marginalisation, disadvantages and exclusion, with a focus on disability.  

We advance research and understanding in the field by: 

  • establishing and enhancing links within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, other University faculties, research centres and educational institutions
  • strengthening the network's research agenda within school and network partners
  • promoting a broader understanding of social and educational participation through publications and collaboration with education and public sectors
  • providing a forum for members – including honours students and higher degree research students – to present and discuss their work with colleagues. 

Our people 


We organise and host events and activities for interested researchers, students, community groups and government representatives. 

For upcoming events, please email our Convenor.


Associate Professor David Evans