Sociologist of religion and childhood

Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

I am a Research Fellow on ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives’ project and focus primarily on the qualitative research undertaken in this study. As a sociologist, my primary areas of interest are (non)religion, childhood, education and family life. My background has mainly focused on children’s experiences of religion and nonreligion across both the school and home and how beliefs are encountered and transmitted across these spaces. My work in the Research Group complements and builds on these interests. As well as carrying out research for ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives’, I work with schools and the British Science Association (BSA) to create resources about science and religion that can support students to gain accreditation for the BSA’s CREST Award scheme. I am also leading on an evaluation study of REToday’s Understanding Christianity resources for schools.