Nigel is Associate Professor of Learning, Teaching and Values, and is Director of the Masters in Learning and Teaching.
His research broadly encompasses the pedagogical implications of collaborative working, inter-disciplinarity, and intersecting knowledge-practices, and particularly:
- Conflicting epistemological and ethical demands across professional and educational practices, such as building research capacity in teacher education
- Research and schools, i.e. how and why teachers engage in and with research, such as the use of attachment theory in schools
- Religions and schools, notably around curriculum, schooling, ethics and freedom of belief, such as argumentation in religious education and science
Besides teaching on the MLT, he also teaches on the PGCE (in religious education) and on various research degrees, notably for a module on the Philosophy of Educational Research.
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.
He has reviewed for: British Journal of Religious Education, Journal of Beliefs and Values, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Oxford Review of Education, and Teachers and Teacher Education.
CONSULTANCY: Nigel welcomes consultancy work with schools, educational organisations and governments, and has carried out projects around the world, notably in Bhutan, India and Lebanon.