The ILP has influenced, and been influenced by, a number of masters and doctoral students since its inception. Among them are Michelle Lam, Rita Chawla-Duggan and, of course, Ann Filer herself. Original PhD theses are:
- Lam, M. (2005) Transition form home to kindergarten: case studies of young children's strategic actions Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
- Chawla-Duggan, R. (2002) Socialisation for Learning: An Ethnographic Study of Children in an Indian District in Home and School Environments. Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol.
- Filer, A. (1993) Classroom Contexts of Assessment in a Primary School Classroom, Faculty of Education, UWE, Bristol.