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    Francis joined Edge Hill University in 2003 where he established and led the RE PGCE. In his current role, he is a Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religion and teaches across secondary undergraduate and MA provision. He is an active researcher and is leading a project exploring teachers and young people’s understandings of British identity. Prior to joining Edge Hill University Francis taught in secondary schools and held posts as Head of Humanities and Head of RE, Sociology and Philosophy in a North West school.

    Francis has held several external examiner positions, including chief external examiner for providers offering secondary ITE QTS programmes. He has been a PhD supervisor since 2016 and has served as a PhD external examiner. He is currently Chair of the Faculty of Education research ethics committee. Francis is the higher education representative of a local SACRE (standing advisory council for religious education). He is a member of NATRE (National association of teachers of RE).

    Francis reviews for the following journals: Gender and Education, British Educational Research journal, Educational Review, Youth and Society.

    Research interests

    • Teacher and learner identities
    • Education policy and policy enactment
    • Equalities, social justice and education
    • Buddhism in Britain
    • Religious education, policy, pedagogy and theory

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, EdD, Keele University

    Oct 2005Sep 2012

    Award Date: 3 Sep 2012

    Religious Studies, MA, Lancaster University

    Sep 1986Sep 1987

    Award Date: 1 Sep 1987

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    Boys and Voice

    Farrell, F., 21 Feb 2019, Boys and Voice. Atkins, L. & Duckworth, V. (eds.). Bloomsbury, p. 50-54

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Fundamental British values and teacher subjectivities

    FARRELL, FRANCIS. & LANDER, ARVINDER., 21 Feb 2019, Research methods for social justice and equity in education. Atkins, L. & Duckworth, V. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury, p. 74-78 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 'Walking on eggshells' teachers, Brexit and British values

    FARRELL, FRANCIS., 10 Sep 2019.

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    Project: Research


    • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Counter-terrorism curricula in English schools: Positive and Negative Peace in ‘The War on Terror’: Max Batley Peace Award

    FRANCIS FARRELL (Participant)

    2 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Brexit, racial and religious discrimination: Implications for secondary RE.

    FRANCIS FARRELL (Speaker), & LAURA MCGUIRE (Speaker)

    Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Islam, Prevent and British values

    FRANCIS FARRELL (Participant)

    10 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...



    FARRELL, FRANCIS (Recipient), 22 Feb 2020

    Prize: Other distinction