Participants of the group come from a wide range of backgrounds, religious, spiritual, ethical, political, atheistic, theistic, agnostic, and more. We have recently renamed our group to capture two spans of work. By post secular we refer to the radical plurality of worldviews, ideological positions and discourses around religion and secularization. The new reference to the sacred captures some of the fields explored in our new MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. We retain our link with the National Institute of Christian Education Research and also the Education and religion Ed.D. cohorts. We often do work with colleagues in other parts of the university and have a number of colleagues who drop in, with a methodological or connecting interest.
Dr Lynn Revell is currently supervising doctoral students in spirituality and nursing education, Christian ethos and no-blame cultures in primary schools, the concept of the good and the purpose of higher education. She is writing a study on Islamophobia and initial teacher education, and working with NICER on the What if Learning project.
Further details of publications and conference papers can be found in Lynn's Profile
Dr Bob Bowie. Available for doctoral supervision in areas of faith and education, human rights and education, ethics and education and RE teaching. He is supervising a doctoral student in controversial issues and faith in secondary education. His current research is a policy analysis of values in UK education policy and analyses of Particular schools for the common good.
Further details of publications and conference papers can be found in Bob's Profile
Dr Hazel Bryan is supervisor for doctoral students investigating teaching religious violence and British values, the theology of John Millbank and education, and policy and the new academies.
Further details of publications and conference papers can be found in Hazel's Profile
Aidan Gillespie is senior lecturer in education and the primary lead for religious education. His research interests are in identity and the nexus between the professional and spiritual in education.
Professor Trevor Cooling. Trevor currently specializes in Christian Education, particularly church schools in England, but has wide ranging interests in religion and education generally. His area of specialism is in educational responses to religious diversity and his most recent writing on this is an exchange with Professor Michael Hand on handling religiously controversial issues in education in the Journal of Beliefs and Values.
Dr Angela Voss is a Director of the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. Her research centres on the interface between imagination and spirituality, the Western esoteric traditions, contemporary paranormal experience and transformative learning. She is currently supervising doctoral students in the areas of mediumship, Jacob Boehme’s theosophy and Freemasonry and the Seven Liberal Arts. Current projects include a study of magical symbolism in 16th century music.
See her profile at https://canterbury.academia.edu/AngelaVoss
Dr. Geoffrey Cornelius is a lecturer on the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. He has a continuing research commitment to bridging the gap between intellectual discourse and spiritual and psychical phenomena that are ubiquitous in the community. A foundation for both his practice and study is symbolic interpretation and divination, including the spectrum of astrology, traditional, esoteric, popular and New Age. His current research focus is in the hermeneutics of omen-reading and inductive divination.
See his profile at https://canterbury.academia.edu/GCornelius
Dr Catherine Meehan
Other members profile summaries to appear soon.