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    PGCE: Religious Education and Education Studies

    PGCHET: An Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher Education

    MEd: Current Issues in Learning and Teaching

    Research Interests

    One of my core research interests is the interface between religion and education, another is in the area of teacher education.

    With regards to religion and education I am interested in approaches to the teaching of religious education as a curriculum subject as well as the role religion plays in the organisation of schooling more generally. This latter theme has led me to conduct research into the challenges and possibilities for sharing a common education across schools of different religious ethos. I am currently involved in developing projects to explore the teaching about religions and beliefs in Ireland, both North and South, and to understand the part interbelief dialogue can play in these contexts.

    In relation to teacher education I am interested in issues pertaining to the recruitment of student teachers as well as the role of religion and religious education in teacher education institutions. I am involved in a UK-wide project investigating 'Routes into Teaching' which has a particular focus upon understanding the changing nature of teacher education in the different regions of the UK. 


    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - Religion and education
    - Pedagogy and religious education
    - Inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in educational environments

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    Frequent Journals

    • British Journal of Religious Education

      ISSNs: 0141-6200

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1740-7931


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.65 SJR 0.319 SNIP 0.94


    • Teaching and Teacher Education

      ISSNs: 0742-051X

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.512 SNIP 2.076


    • Qualitative Research

      ISSNs: 1468-7941

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-3109

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.46 SJR 1.442 SNIP 2.231


    • Journal for the Study of Spirituality

      ISSNs: 2044-0243

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2044-0251

      Taylor and Francis Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.51 SJR 0.2 SNIP 0.496


    • Research Papers in Education

      ISSNs: 0267-1522

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-1146

      N F E R Nelson Publishing Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.64 SNIP 1.215


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