Researcher page: Paul Weller

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About the researcher: Paul Weller

Title: University Research Excellence Framework and Research Student Academic Manager

Department: Research, Innovation and Academic Enterprise

Field: Professor of Inter-Religious Relations

Location: Research, Innovation and Academic Enterprise, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Phone: 07789 270837 (work mobile)


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Multi Faith Centre at the University of Derby

Research interests:

Religion or Belief, Discrimination and Equality Religious Freedom and Religion and Human Rights Religion, State and Society Relationships Inter-Religious Dialogue Baptist Christian theology and practice in relation to religious plurality The movement inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar, Fethullah Gulen

Teaching interests:

As research interests - also for research degree supervision

- folder: Research

- folder: Current External Roles

Paul Weller's current ongoing roles outside of the University of Derby but linked with work in his field

International Collaborateur of the SoDRUS: Groupe de recherche société, droit et religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

SoDRUS (Research Group for Society, Law and Religion) is concerned with examining the tensions of norms and values that arise from multiculturalism and with exploring ways of dialogue and coexistence with reference to definitions of multiculturalism. SoDRUS does this by taking a comparative, theoretical and inter-disciplinary approach rooted in the analysis of concrete phenomena related to cultural and religious minorities in Canada and the socio-legal context for this.

Visiting Fellow in the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, based at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford

The Centre, based at the Baptist Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford aims to foster 'the formation of a Christian mind’, through facilitating a critical engagement between Christianity and Culture. As well as occasional conferences and a programme of publication, each Tuesday during the University term the Centre runs programmes of Public Lectures with distinguished speakers for the world of academia, church and faith communities, politics, and public life, on matters of interest to the university community, the churches and faith communities and wider society.

- folder: Current Funded Research Projects

In this folder are details of current funded research projects on which Paul Weller is engaged

Religion and Belief, DIscrimination and Equality in England and Wales: Theory, Policy and Practice, (2000-2010)

The Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality in England and Wales: Theory, Policy and Practice (2000-2010) research project is located within the Religion and Society Research Programme sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. It is based at the University of Derby. Paul Weller is its Principal Investigator. Co-investigators include Dr. Kingsley Purdam (Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester) and Dr. Nazila Ghanea (of Kellogg College and the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford); with Dr. Sariya Contractor and Lisa Taylor-Clarke(both of the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences, University of Derby) undertaking, respectively, project field research and related doctoral research.