Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA)

Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA)

Global leaders in language assessment research

  • Research by CRELLA has been recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), the UK government assessment of the quality of research
  • In our research field (English Language and Literature), the University of Bedfordshire placed third among 92 institutions with 72% of our research classed as 4* world leading (the highest level awarded): REF2021
  • CRELLA research was judged 100% world leading  for its social and economic impact.
  • The environment for supporting research at CRELLA was also judged 100% world leading
  • All of our submitted research publications were judged to be of at least international significance with 53% evaluated as world leading  and 35% 3 * internationally excellent..
  • View list of our research publications

Used for quality assurance by many of the world’s leading testing organisations as well as by language assessment researchers.

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Professor Tony Green
Director of CRELLA
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridge Bury
Hitchin Road
Luton, Bedfordshire



+44 (0)1582 489086