Publications

 2023 (with Woolley, M., Hulbert, Riordan, J., Revell, L. , Thomas, C) Teachers’ perspectives on the relationship between secondary school departments of science and religious education: independence or mutual enrichment, Curriculum Journal, https://bera-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/curj.233

2023 (with Aantjes, R. Woolley, M., Hulbert, Thomas, C, Revell, L., Riordan, J.) Science religion encounters, epistemic trespass, neighbourliness and overlapping domains: theorisation and quantitative evidence of extent, Journal of Religious Education https://rdcu.be/dpI36  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40839-023-00209-w

2023 (with Casson, A., Woolley, M., Hulbert, S. & Bowie, R.) Prioritising a Sense of Belonging Within the Rural Nexus: An Empirical Study of Five Rural Church Primary Schools, Rural Theology, DOI: 10.1080/14704994.2023.2249659

2023 (with Casson A, Woolley M, Pittaway A, Watts T, Kemp N, Clemmey K, Aantjes R.) Paying Attention to the Spiritual Flourishing of Young Children in Church Toddler Groups: A Scoping Study Evaluating the Feasibility of a Research Study in This Context. Religions. 2023; 14(2):236. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel14020236

2023 (with Ursula Eisl, Mary Woolley, Sabina Hulbert, Ann Casson) Pupil-centred spiritual leadership: an empirical study of thirteen church primary school headteachers in England, International Studies in Catholic Education, DOI: 10.1080/19422539.2023.2171622

2023 (with Riordan, J., Revell, L., Thomas, C., Woolley, M., & Hulbert, S. Using Video and Multimodal Classroom Interaction Analysis to Investigate How Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation Influence Pedagogy: Profiling Emerging Research Innovations. Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (published online ahead of print 2023). https://doi.org/10.1163/23644583-bja10040

2023 (with Woolley, M., Hulbert, S.,  Thomas, C.,  Riordan, J.-P., &  Revell, L.).  Science and RE teachers’ perspectives on the purpose of RE on the secondary school curriculum in England. The Curriculum Journal, 34,  487–504. https://doi.org/10.1002/curj.191

2022 (With Farid Panjwani and Katie Clemmey) ‘A ‘meta’ approach to texts in Religious Education: Researching teachers’ engagement with sacred text scholarship in English secondary schools’ British Journal of Religious Education Published online: 24 Mar 2022 https://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2022.2054773

2022 (with Trevor Cooling) ‘Christian theology and school Religious Education (RE): exploring the relationship,’ Theology Journal 125, 1 3-11, https://doi.org/10.1177/2F0040571X211068154

2021 with John-Paul Riordan, Lynn Revell, Mary Woolley, Sabina Hulbert & Caroline Thomas: Understanding and explaining pedagogical problem solving: a video- based grounded theory study of classroom pedagogy, Research in Science & Technological Education, DOI: 10.1080/02635143.2021.2001450

2021 ‘Questions open to infinity and the legitimacy of wonder in university curricula‘ (with Ralph Norman) Religious Education’ Religious Education https://rdcu.be/czZtV https://doi.org/10.1007/s40839-021-00146-6 22 Published Online October 2021.

2021 ‘Multidimensional competence and the space between faith formation and Scripture study’ In G. Byrne and S. Whittle (Eds)Catholic Education: A Lifelong Journey,Dublin: Veritas, pp.261-272.

2021 ‘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, pp.112-123.

2020 with Sabina Hulbert and Trevor Cooling. Measuring the Effectiveness of Virtuous Pedagogy: a quantitative study of the What if Learning approach in Church of England schools. Education Sciences. 2020, 10, 315; doi:10.3390/educsci10110315.

2020 The collective consciousness of an RE department during curriculum change: scripture, representation, science, fear and anger. Journal of Religious Education. 2020, 68(3), 305-313; doi:10.1007/s40839-020-00111-9.

2020 Texts and Teachers Findings report and Practice Guide. Canterbury, UK, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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’. 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

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)