Personal profile


Emma has been Course Leader for BA(Hons) Religion and Education since joining the University of Huddersfield in 2007. She also teaches on MA courses in the School of Education and has supervised doctoral students to successful completion.  Before joining Huddersfield University she worked for three years at Greenhead College where she taught philosophy and religious studies. She also worked for the Open University for four years in the Bristol, Manchester and Leeds regions teaching courses on world religion and religion in contemporary society. Emma has taught about a wide variety of religious traditions, although her particular interest is in Indian religions. Her PhD research on Jainism took her to India where she stayed with religious communities to learn about their beliefs and customs. Emma’s further teaching and research interests include RE pedagogies, education for sustainability and learning beyond the classroom.  In her current role as Course Leader for BA(Hons) Religion and Education she has developed strong links with a range of religious communities in and around Huddersfield. Her undergraduate students benefit from visiting different places of worship and meeting practitioners.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Multimedia Pedagogy
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Religious Education Pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching

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Research Output 2015 2015

  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Equality and diversity

Ashmore, L., Avis, J., Dalton, J., Noel, P., Rennie, S., Salter, E., Swindells, D. & Thomas, P. 2015 Teaching In Lifelong Learning: A Guide To Theory And Practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 2 ed. Open University Press, p. 59-76 18 p.

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equal opportunity
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