Nigel has worked at Oxford since 2010, and is course director of the Masters in Learning and Teaching. He is a PGCE tutor, in religious education, and lectures on philosophical and ethical issues for the research degrees. He specialises in research on ways of learning at the intersections of different epistemological and ethical domains, particularly in relation to:
- Research and schools, for instance how and why teachers engage with research
- Religions and schools, for instance around policy, pedagogy, and assessment
- Conflicting epistemological and ethical demands across professional practices
Current professional associations: Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education; British Education Research Association; European Network for Religious Education through Contextual Approaches; International Seminar for Religious Education and Values; Philosophy of Education (Great Britain) Society.
CONSULTANCY: Nigel welcomes consultancy work for schools, educational organisations e.g. Education Development Trust, and governments, having carried out projects for organisations around the world – and notably Great Britain, India, Indonesia and Bhutan.