Phil Banyard's research activity focuses on education. For the last 10 years has been a leading member of projects studying the impact of digital technologies in schools. This work attracted grants in excess of £1,000,000 from government agencies and the European Commission. He continues to publish on this topic.
Another area of work has been the development of A-Level Psychology in the school sector and its impact on the character of the subject. Phil Banyard's 30 year involvement with schools examinations facilitates a combination of practice and research.
Other research activity includes publications on health information and the promotion of healthy behaviours, and also the benefits of narrative in training programmes.