Research for Educational Impact

Deakin University’s Strategic Research Centre in Education, Research for Educational Impact (REDI) is located within the School of Education.

Our research is focussed around four distinctive areas of research, and is led by renowned scholars in collaboration with highly active and successful educational researchers from a number of disciplines, as well as from the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).

Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler discusses representations in STEM education


Research Excellence

REDI is at the forefront of connections with our communities and policy and practice through innovation and collaborations that showcase the digital footprint of Deakin University.

In the Australian Research Council (ARC)’s 2018 national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, Deakin University gained a score of 4 out of 5 (‘Above world standard’) for Education, illustrating the capacity, reputation and impact of Deakin's educational researchers.

In its inaugural Engagement and Impact Assessment, which presents the outcomes of its nationwide assessment of university research engagement and impact, the ARC also gave Deakin University the highest possible rating ('High') for research impact in the discipline of Education.

REDI has 45+ actively involved researchers aligned to four major research focus areas. We are generating distinctive, high quality and impactful 'research for education' rather than 'research on education'.

Our four research focus areas are:

  • Children, Young People and their Communities
  • Curriculum, Assessment, Pedagogy and Digital Learning
  • Education, Policy and Governance
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

Learn more about our research

One of our key goals is to ensure that our knowledge is translated into practice and that we ask the big questions of educational research

ALFRED DEAKIN Professor Julianne Moss

Director, REDI

Contact us

Research for Educational Impact (REDI)
Enquiries:+ 61 3 9246 8185 or +61 3 9244 6597
Email REDI

Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125