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  • Dr Dominic Corrywright

    Principal Lecturer, Religious Studies

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488358

    Email: dcorrywright@brookes.ac.uk


    Principal Lecturer: Quality Assurance, Enhancement and Validations

    Course Coordinator Religion and Theology

    I began working for Oxford Brookes in May 2000. I was employed to establish the Religious Studies undergraduate degree at Oxford Brookes University. I have developed deep interests in wider perspectives of professional engagement at the University and nationally, in areas of learning and teaching and quality enhancement. The key foci of my work have been: research into religious practices in modern and contemporary secular culture; the practice, pedagogy and methodology of HE teaching; policy, procedures and mechanisms in assuring and enhancing quality in HE. 


    • Modules in Religion and Theology


    • Modules in spirituality and plurality, and research methodology
    Research Interests: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; pedagogy in the study of Religions; contemporary and alternative spiritualities and New Religious Movements; method and theory in the study of religions; Religion and Education; ritual and practice in secular societies.

    Journal articles

    • Corrywright D, Cosgrove T, 'Teaching materiality and religion : experience and products'
      Material Religion 11 (4) (2015) pp.572-574
      ISSN: 1743-2200 eISSN: 1743-2200
      Abstract Website
    • Corrywright D., 'Landscape of Learning and Teaching in Religion and Theology: Perspectives and Mechanisms for Complex Learning, Programme Health and Pedagogical Well-being.'
      Diskus The Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions (2013)
      ISSN: 0967-8948 eISSN: 0967-8948
    • Corrywright D., Cosgrove T., 'Enhancing Electronic and Embodied Learning Experiences'
      Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching (2012)
      ISSN: 1744-7747 eISSN: 1744-7747
    • Edge P, Corrywright D, 'Including religion: reflections on legal, religious and social implications of the developing ceremonial law of marriage and civil partnership'
      Journal of Contemporary Religion 26 (1) (2011) pp.19-32
      ISSN: 1353-7903 eISSN: 1353-7903
      Abstract Website

    Book chapters



    Selected Conference Papers

    • Panel chair and curator for 'The Products of Student Learning', BASR conference on “Religion, art and performance: the cutting edge” Sept 2014 
    • 'Crossing Boundaries: Student and Staff Engagement, Interaction and Experiences' Co-presented with Mary Foy and Nigel Sharpe; Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference March 2013
    • ‘Teaching Spirituality Across Disciplines’ Higher Education Academy – Philosophy and Religious Studies, Leeds January 2010
    • ‘A New Visibility? Wellbeing Culture, Religion and Spirituality’ Sacred Modernities Conference Oxford Brookes University, Oxford July 2009 
    • ‘Health and Healing in Alternative Religion: Re-expanding the Notion of Religious Practice and Experience’ British Association for the Study of Religions September 2007

    Academic Qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy, (2001) University of Bristol, UK
    • Master of Arts (Distinction) (1996) Religious Studies, University of Bristol, UK
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1990) Secondary History, University of Bristol, UK
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1989) Intellectual History, University of Sussex

    Other Professional Recognition:

    • 2014 Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy
    • 2014 National Teaching Fellowship Scheme reviewer
    • 2013-2014 BA Benchmarking Committee for Religion, Theology and Divinity
    • 2013 Teaching and learning executive member of TRS UK
    • 2013 Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
    • 2013 Advisor Edexcel new ‘A’ level Religion specification
    • 2012-13 QAA MA Benchmarking comittee for Religion, Theology and Divinity
    • 2012 Teaching and Learning executive member of BASR
    • 2011 National champion of study of Religion for Higher Education Academy
    • 2011 HEA Academic Associate
    • 2010 Oxford Brookes University, University Teaching Fellowship
    • 2007-11 Steering Group HEA - Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • 2012-present Chair Board of Trustees, Sheldon Secondary School, Wiltshire
    • 2012-present Member of RE Council UK