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Research Associate: Jason Metcalfe

Jason joined the Jubilee Centre in September 2017 as a Research Associate. He works on the RE Teachers and Character project. Since the publication of the research report, he assists the Parents-Teacher project and the Phronesis project.

Prior to joining the Centre, Jason worked in Birmingham and Solihull secondary schools as a teacher of religious education, history and geography. In his previous role, Jason also held the position of PSHE co-ordinator. In this position he was responsible for creating and implementing a PSHE programme, focused on the development of virtues in pupils, across all of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 form groups.

Jason’s Master’s Degree examined the impact that the Solihull locally agreed syllabus for religious education had on pupils’ perceptions of virtues. He is currently writing his PhD thesis, focused on religious education in England and Wales. His thesis empirically investigates whether there is an aim of teaching moral virtues through religious education in non-faith schools, and the impact RE has on pupils’ character development.

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 4799


Room 1246
12th Floor (West) Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

  • PhD (in progress) in the School of Education, University of Birmingham. 2017– 2021.
  • MA in Teaching Studies, (with Distinction), University of Birmingham. 2017.
  • Statutory Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers, National College for Teaching & Leadership.  2016.
  • PGDipEd with QTS, (Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, specialising in Religious Education), University of Birmingham. 2015.
  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy, (2:1), University of Hull. 2014.

Research Reports:


 Book Reviews:

 Briefing Papers:


  • Metcalfe, J. (forthcoming) ‘Insights from the Religious Education Report into Subject Teachers’ Visions for Religious Education and Character Education’, RE Today Magazine, Summer 2020, Vol 37 (3).

  • Moulin-Stożek, D. & Metcalfe, J. (2019) ‘Research Update: Understanding the Lives of Religious Educators’, RE Today Magazine, Spring 2019, Vol 36, No.2., p.68.