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Research Associate: Jason Metcalfe

Jason joined the Jubilee Centre in September 2017 as a Research Associate. Prior to joining the Centre, Jason worked in secondary education as a teacher of Religious Education, History and Geography within three schools across Birmingham and Solihull. In his last school, he was also a PSHE Co-ordinator, and was responsible for designing and implementing a PSHE programme which focused on the development of virtues across groups in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Jason recently completed a Master’s Degree which examined the impact that the locally agreed syllabus for religious education in the Solihull borough had on pupil’s perceptions of virtues. He is currently undertaking his PhD thesis, which focuses on whether the teaching of moral virtues is seen as a fundamental aim of the subject of religious education in England & Wales. The PhD also examines whether pupil’s self-reported manifestations of respect and empathy are shaped by the teaching of the subject of religious education in a consistent manner across England & Wales.

Jason is currently working on The Life of the Religious Education Teacher project.

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.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, specialising in the subject of Religious Education, (PGDipEd with QTS) University of Birmingham. 2015.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy, (2:1), University of Hull. 2014.

Metcalfe, J. (2018) Review: 'We need to talk about religious education: manifestos for the future of RE’, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality. 23 (3): 339-340.