Working within the overall purposes of our Constitution (see below), TRS-UK is currently working to:
- Increase the pool of undergraduate applicants
- Develop deeper collaboration with RE school teachers
- Enhance the public understanding of religion
These strategic aims and activities are assessed and continually refreshed through consultation with our members, especially through our Annual General Meeting.
John Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University.
With the Religious Studies department of The Open University since 2000, Marion is a former Vice President of the European Association for the Study of Religion (2013-2019), and she chaired the QAA Theology and Religious Studies Subject Undergraduate Benchmarking Group (2013-2014).
Stephen Pattison taught and researched in theology and religion at Universities in Scotland, Wales and England until retiring in 2019.
Jeremy Kidwell is a Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics at the University of Birmingham.
Céline Benoit is a School Liaison Officer for TRS-UK, and works closely with a variety of external stakeholders to promote the subject and improve the uptake of RE/RS at GCSE and A-Level. She is also Associate Dean for Public Engagement and Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston University.
Susannah Cornwall is Associate Professor in Constructive Theologies at the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter, UK, and Director of EXCEPT (Exeter Centre for Ethics and Practical Theology).
Patricia Kelly is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Divinity, St Andrews University.
Currently leading a Key Stage 3 curriculum development project based on Islam and Muslims in Britain, Matt is interested in issues surrounding religion and education, Islam and Muslims in Britain, as well as sociological approaches to religion and identity.