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Dr. Carolyn King

Programme Leader for Religion, Culture and Society

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Livesey House, LH117

+44 (0) 1772 89 5060

cking@uclan.ac.uk

Carolyn joined UCLan and the combined honours team in 2003 as the senior lecturer responsible for the 1st year cohort. She moved to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in August 2006 as the programme leader for “Religion, Culture & Society” (RCS). Carolyn developed RCS, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and leads the teams on BA and MA Awards.

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Carolyn’s background is in education and theology; she achieved her teaching certificate and BA Honours awards at the Victoria University of Manchester. She holds postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas in Islamic Studies and Theology and a Masters in Education awarded by Flinders University, South Australia. Carolyn studied her Doctorate at Lancaster University. Her PhD focuses on policy and practice in religious education within faith-based and community schools.

Publications

King, C. (2015) ‘Nip & Tuck: The Humanities & Social Sciences under the knife’, ATINER, Athens Institute for Education and Research King, C. (2013) ‘The Changing Nature of Policy Discourse in Britain: multiculturalism to nationalism’ ATINER, Athens Institute for Education and Research 

King, C. (2013) ‘An evaluative review of evidence on the ‘enactment’ of the non-statutory National Framework Agreement for Religious Education in England and Wales’, ATINER, Athens Institute for Education and Research

King, C. (2012) ‘Religion and citizenship: Is there a conflict inherent within this curricular relationship within faith-based schools?’, in John Kesner (ed) Education: Evaluation, Reform and Policy, ATINER, Athens Institute for Education and Research

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Teaching

Programme Leader for Religion, Culture and Society (RCS) for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. PhD supervisor for national and international students studying subjects within the field of RCS.

Research

Carolyn’s research interest is centred in religion, culture and society; particularly the impact of religion on social, political, educational and economical systems and vice versa.

Former research for education and social science, working with Professor Chris Williams, includes a funded European Union project; “Society & Lifestyles” (SAL). Carolyn and Chris researched new religious movements in post-communist countries with the aim of enhancing social harmonisation through knowledge of sub-cultural communities and providing expert advice on new religious movements to SAL partners.

Previous research conducted in South Australia was centred on developing professional and vocational pathway programmes (PVPP) for ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups. Carolyn worked in partnership with the South Australian Commonwealth and TAFE institutions where she researched the labour market skills shortages. Within a five year period Carolyn successfully secured government funding for the development and effective delivery of five distinctive PVPP programmes.

Conferences

Carolyn King: ‘Nip & Tuck: The Humanities & Social Sciences under the knife’, 17th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens; 2015 Carolyn King: ‘The Changing Nature of Policy Discourse in Britain: multiculturalism to nationalism’ 15th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens; 2013

Carolyn King: ‘An evaluative review of evidence on the ‘enactment’ of the non-statutory National Framework Agreement for Religious Education in England and Wales’, 14th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens; 2012

Carolyn King: 'Religion and citizenship: Is there a conflict inherent within this curricular relationship within faith-based schools?', 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens; 2011

Carolyn King: 'The importance of religion and culture within society', RCS Conference, UCLan; 2010

Carolyn King: 'Religion & Society', International Conference for Interdisciplinary Social Science Research, Athens; 2009

Carolyn King: Supporting Religious Diversity in Pluralistic Britain: Sociology Conference, UCLan, UK 2007

Carolyn King: Champions of Diversity: UCLan & RCS Keynote speaker Islamic Conference, UCLan, UK 2007

Carolyn King: New Religious Movements: Neo Paganism Keynote speaker SAL Project, European Union; Hungary 2007

Carolyn King: Adult Education & Training Keynote speaker for South Australian Commonwealth, Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) South Australia 2000, 2001, 2002

Carolyn King: Valuing the Gift of Skills Keynote speaker for South Australian Commonwealth, Department of Migration, South Australia: 2000, 2002