Publications

Academic Papers in Publication

In Press                 The collective consciousness of an RE department during curriculum change: scripture, representation, science, fear and anger. Journal of Religious Education. (In Press) 

In Press                The implicit knowledge structure preferred by questions in English Religious Studies public exams. In G Biesta, P Hannam (Eds)  Religion and education: The forgotten dimensions of religious education? Leiden: Brill | Sense.

2020                Our recent research report is available online   Texts and Teachers Findings report and Practice Guide. (2020, CCCU)  

2019                 Editor of a Special Issue of the International Journal of Christianity and Education

2018                 How Christian Universities Respond to Extremism, with Lynn Revell, Education. Sciences. 2018, 8(3), 140-154.

2018                 Special Issue Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education, Hermeneutics,  including the editorial, 2018,40(3), 245-245

2018                 ‘Promoting tolerance to schools in a time of extremism’. In Education and Extremisms: Rethinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World, edited by Lynn Revell and Reza Gholami, London: Sage.  (sole-authored chapter in edited academic book,)

2018                 We reap what we ‘sew’: perpetuating biblical illiteracy in new English Religious Studies exams and the proof text binary question British Journal of Religious Education 2018,40(3), 277-287 (with Richard Coles)

2017/18            ‘Interpreting Texts More Wisely: A Review of Research and the Case for Change in English Religious Education’ In Christian Faith, Formation and Education, edited by R Stuart-Buttle, Ros and J Shortt. Palgrave (sole-authored chapter in a peer-reviewed academic book) 

2017                 ‘Stepping into sacred texts: How the Jesuits taught me to read the Bible’. In Reenchanting the Academy, edited by A Voss and S. Wilson, Rubedo Press. (sole-authored chapter in an edited academic book) 

2017                 ‘Promoting tolerance to schools in a time of extremism’. In Education and Extremisms: Rethinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World, edited by Lynn Revell and Reza Gholami, London: Sage.  (sole-authored chapter in edited academic book,)

2017                 ‘Tolerance of religion and identity compression in English school policy on values.’ Oxford Review of Education.(sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed academic journal) 

2017                 ‘The rise and fall of human rights in English education policy: inescapable national interests and PREVENT’. In the 2017 special issue of the Journal of Education Citizenship and Social Justice. (Vol 12:2, pp.111-122) (sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed academic journal)

2016                 Dignity and Human Rights Education. Oxford: Peter Lang. (sole-authored monograph)

2012                 Editorial with Lynn Revell and Andrew Peterson, Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education, 33:2 (editorial in a peer-reviewed academic journal)

2012                 ‘Human rights education and the post-secular turn’. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education, 33:2, 195-205 (sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed academic journal)

2011                 ‘Human rights and religion in the English secondary RE curriculum’. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education, 32:3, 269-280 (sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed academic journal)

Professional Publications (Selection)

2018                 ‘The Bible, The Text, the Context, Time Travel and Star Gates’ REconnect magazine (edition 2), Eduqas. 

2017                 What sort of secular society do you want? REconnect magazine (edition 1), Eduqas. 

2017                 Oxford A Level Religious Studies: Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Book 2) Oxford: OUP. (jointly authored textbook for schools) 

2016                 Oxford A Level Religious Studies: Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Book 1) Oxford: OUP (jointly authored textbook for schools, 11500 sold in first 12 months).

2016                 Research Report: ‘Negotiating British Values, Research Conversations in Church Schools’(www.canterbury.ac.uk/nicer), (co-author Lynn Revell).

2009                 Religious Studies – Christianity: Ethics. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. (sole-authored textbook)

2009                 Religious Studies – Catholicism: Ethics. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. (sole-authored textbook)

2009                 A2 Ethics. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. (sole-authored textbook)

2008                 AS Ethics. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes (joint authored textbook)

2004                 Ethical Studies (second edition). Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. (sole-authored textbook – over 250 000 sold) 

2004                 AS Philosophy and Religious Ethics for OCR Study Guide Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. (sole-authored textbook)