Research Group in Theology, Religion and Practice

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Our purpose is to provide a supportive environment that fosters high quality research into all aspects of theology, religion and practice. The Humanities department has thirteen staff (plus visiting lecturers) teaching on five practice-based programmes to over 150 students, and there are others engaged in related research in other departments. With such a critical mass, this research group aims to explore issues of research methodology, collaborate on funding bids, showcase group research, work on publication projects together, mentor postgraduate students, and through regular meetings provide a forum for staff and postgraduate students to tackle critical issues in their research together.

The Convenor of the Group is Dr Ashley Cocksworth (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Practice).

The RGTRP meets between 11.30 am – 12. 45 pm in the Adam Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton. See below for the 2019/20 seminar programme. Full details can be found here. We are very grateful to The Susanna Wesley Foundation for sponsoring a series in the 2019/20 programme on the theme of 'formation'.

If you have any questions about the RGTRP, please contact:




Autumn Semester

1 October

Jenny Leigh (University of Roehampton)*

15 October

Prof. David Clough (University of Chester)*

5 November

Dr Clare Watkins (University of Roehampton)*

19 November

Dr Joe Aldred (Churches Together in England)

3 December



Spring Semester

21 January

Prof. Fiona Ellis (University of Roehampton)

4 February

Andy Hardy and Cristina Gangemi (University of Roehampton)

18 February

Prof. Anthony Reddie (Regent’s Park College, Oxford)*

10 March

Prof. Tom Greggs (University of Aberdeen)*

24 March

Prof. Clive Marsh (University of Leicester)*

28 April

Dr Chris Shannahan (Coventry University)

12 May

Dr David Muir (University of Roehampton)

* = themed seminars on 'formation'.

Research Group Members


Areas of Research Interest

External Collaborators


Postgraduate Study