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Martha Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in Education, with a particular specialism in the sociology of education, and religion and belief in education. Appointed in 2016, Martha previously held a research role at Goldsmiths, University of London, within the Faiths and Civil Society Unit. As such, she specialises in research on religion and belief in the public sphere. She written on the role and purpose of Religious Education and is completing a PhD in beliefs and values in education and the VID Specialized University, Oslo.
Martha is a qualified teacher and, prior to her research career, headed a sociology department in a London secondary school.
Martha’s teaching interests include the role and purpose of education, educational policy, the sociological construction of childhood and intercultural education.
Martha was lead researcher on a national project, "RE for Real: The future of teaching and learning about religion and belief", led by the Faiths and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently completing a PhD in beliefs and values in education at VID Specialized University, Oslo. Other research projects include a focus on educational policy and intercultural education.
Most recent publications
Shaw, M and Dinham, A and Francis, M Towards a Theory and Practice of Religious Literacy: a case study of religion and belief engagement in a UK University. Religions, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/rel8120276
Shaw, M and Dinham, A Religious Literacy through Religious Education: The Future of Teaching and Learning about Religion and Belief. Religions, 8. DOI 10.3390/rel8070119
Shaw, M and Dinham, A Re for Real: The Future of Teaching and Learning about Religion & Belief. project_report. Goldsmiths, University of London,More publications at LSBU Research Open
Martha continues to work in partnership with the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and with 3FF, an intercultural education charity.