Treasurer and Co-editor History of Education Researcher

Jonathan Doney is a Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Winchester. In his doctoral work he deploys Foucault’s historical methods to explore how an investigation of the supra-national Christian Ecumenical movement enriches understandings of how the adoption of World Religions Teaching became possible in England during the 1960s and 1970s. Jonathan’s first degree is in Theological Studies (Bristol) and he holds a Masters in Educational Research (Exeter). In addition, he has a diverse research background covering agriculture, theology and education. Jonathan has previously taught Religious Education in primary and secondary schools, and more recently has worked on a number of research projects relating to the history of Religious Education, the history of elite girls’ education and the development of Religious Education in current classroom practice. His wider research interests centre on methodological innovation, post-structural approaches to educational histories, critical studies, and the role of education in developing identity.