Conference Presentations and Papers

  • Invited Papers/ Panel Discussions

March 2017 ‘Teaching World Religions using Sikhism as a case study’ Annual SACRE Lecture of the Cheshire West and Chester SACRE

November 2016 ‘Assessing GCSE Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster Heads of RE Conference

July 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE Religious Studies’ to Aquinas Conference at St. Mary’s Univeristy, Twickenham

June 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE and A Level Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster Teachers’ Conference

May 2016 ‘Teaching A Level Religious Studies’ to Academy Conferences at the University of Oxford

April 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE and A Level Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nottingham Teachers’ Conference

March 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE and A Level Religious Studies’ to Durham Local Authority Teachers’ Conference

March 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE and A Level Religious Studies’ to North Yorkshire Local Authority Teachers’ Conference

March 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE and A Level Religious Studies’ to Bromsgrove Local Authority Teachers’ Conference

February 2016 ‘Teaching GCSE and A Level Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool Teachers’ Conference

February 2016, “A Level Religious Studies” Keynote Address at Harris Academy Trust Academies Training Day London

November 2015 ‘Teaching GCSE Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham Teachers’ Conference

November 2015 ‘Teaching GCSE Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham Teachers’ Conference

November 2015 ‘Teaching GCSE Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster Teachers’ Conference

October 2015 ‘Teaching GCSE Religious Studies’ to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool Teachers’ Conference

November 2015, “A Latter-day Saint approach to addiction, its aetiology and treatment” at Chester Studies of Addiction, Recovery and Spirituality Group Conference

June 2015, “Inter-faith dialogue: A transformational third space” at Education Week, University of Oxford

June 2015, ” Inter-faith dialogue: Islam and Christianity” at Education Week, University of Oxford

June 2015, ” The importance of a coherent teaching identity: Reflection on belief and education” at Education Week, University of Oxford

October 2014, “Why do we have to do RE? The importance of RE for pupils and schools” Keynote Address at Harris Academy Trust Academies Training Day London

June 2014, “The Unspeakable Gift: The Role of the Spirit in Mormonism” at Mormon Theology Seminar, BYU London

November 2013, “A Response to the RE Review” at University of York St. John

November 2013, “A Response to the RE Review” at Liverpool Hope University

September 2013, “Inter-faith dialogue: a transformational third space” at Oxford Council of Faith Annual General Meeting.

March 2013 “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” to the Inter-faith Society of the University of Manchester

October 2012 “Mitt Romney’s Mormonism: Implications for the 2012 Election and Beyond” at Lancaster University, Public Lecture, Department of Politics and Religion

August 2012 “Piercing the Veneer of Reality, Tolkien’s Spiritual Visions” at The Return of the Ring: Annual Conference of the Tolkien Society, University of Loughborough

February 2012 “The Journey of gaining a PhD” at the University of Chester Graduate School Training

February 2007- Becoming a member of a SACRE- exemplar lesson and workshop delivered on behalf of REC and NASACRE

October 2006- “Becoming an AST in RE” and “Assessment at GCSE” at Oldham RE Conference

October 2004 “New Religious Movements in the Secondary RE Classroom” at the Westhill/PCfRE Seminar ‘RE and Inclusion’

Papers Presented:

October 2016, “Prevent and RE: An uneasy relationship” at Words Beyond Words, Annual Conference of NATRE and AULRE

June 2016, “A Christ Centred Pedagogy: Lessons from the example of the Master Teacher” at Christian Faith and Formation, Centre for Christian Education and Pastoral Theology, Liverpool Hope University

January 2014, “Mormons and the Media: A historical analysis” at INFORM 25th Anniversary Conference, London School of Economics

September 2013, “‘I’m a Mormon’: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its utilization of an integrated media campaign. What is its purpose?” at Global Network for Public Theology, Third Triennial Consultation- The Word and the World: Global Theology in a Media Age, University of Chester

July 2013, “A reflection on Government policies on the subject of religious education: misunderstandings and the way forward.” at Subject and Subjectivities Conference, Edgehill University.

March 2013 “Religion in Orson Scott Card’s Enders Saga” at the National Conference of The Popular Culture Association/ American Popular Culture Association, Washington DC.

September 2012 “A Wittgensteinian Problem: Restricted or Universal Salvation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” at Alternative Salvations Conference, University of Chester

August 2012 “A Latter-day Saint reading of Tolkien” at The Return of the Ring: Annual Conference of the Tolkien Society, University of Loughborough

July 2012 “Faith based practice? The impact of a teacher’s beliefs on the classroom” at Re-Imagining Christian Education for the 21st Century, Liverpool Hope University

March 2012 “A new approach to Pneumatology” at Society for the Study of Theology Annual Conference, University of York

March 2012 “’It becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbour’: The Mormon Imperative to Spread the Word” at ‘Spreading the Word’ Seventeenth Theology and Religious Studies Conference. University of Bristol.

August 2011 “The Holy Ghost in Latter-day Saint ritual experience” at European Mormon Studies Association annual conference, University of Durham

June 2011 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “LDS- Evangelical Dialogue”

May 2011 “The creation of a myth- Tolkien and his influences” at Myths, Legends and Folklore Conference Cardiff University

February 2011 “They’re not all the same: reflections on teaching minority ethnic and religious pupils” public lecture at University of Chester Diversity Festival

March 2010 “The Dichotomy of Interfaith Dialogue: A Way Forward” at BYU Studies Symposium, BYU, Provo, Utah

March 2010 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “Ecclesiology and salvation”

June 2009 “Beyond the Big Six: New Religious Movements and the RE Classroom” at Engaging RE Conference, Liverpool Hope University

March 2009 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “Eschatology”

January 2008 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “Towards a Latter-day Saint Theology of Religions”

March 2007 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “Pneumatology”

May 2006 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “A Latter-day Saint Christology”

May 2005 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of the University of Chester a paper entitled “Inclusivist Theologies of Religion”

January 2004 presented to TRS Faculty and PhD Students of University College Chester a paper entitled “Joseph Smith and other faiths”

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