Professor Rob Freathy
Associate Dean (Education), College of Social Sciences and International Studies


  • Associate Dean (Education) for the College of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • Module Convenor, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GSE)
  • MbyRes in Theology and Religion Supervisor

EdD supervision:

  1. The Diploma in Management Studies 1945-1965: A Forgotten Pioneer of Management Education (Completed)
  2. Language Awareness & Knowledge About Language: A history of a curriculum reform movement under the Conservatives, 1979 -1997 (Completed)
  3. What are we, who are we and how does that Position us? Change and Continuity in the Identity of a new University (Completed)
  4. The Global Spread of English and the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: Perspectives from Western Muslim Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Completed)
  5. Rhetoric and reality: Nurturing academic leadership in research intensive universities
  6. Ministerial formation, preaching and transformational learning

PhD supervision:

  1. Developing pedagogy for responsible leadership: Towards a dialogic theory of democratic education (Completed)
  2. University Students’ Academic Attainment: The Influence of Public and Private Secondary Schooling in Kuwait (Completed)
  3. Investigating the relationship between dialogic interaction and written argumentation in A Level History (Completed)
  4. Systematisation of Quality in Higher Education (Completed)
  5. ‘That would be an ecumenical matter’: Contextualizing the adoption of World Religions Teaching in English RE using ‘Statement Archaeology’, a systematic operationalization of Foucault’s historical methods. (Completed)
  6. The ability of Islamic Religious Education to deliver Citizenship Education in elementary schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Completed)
  7. A Teachers’ History of Religious Education in Birmingham 1960-1979

Masters by Research in Theology and Religion supervision:

  1. Thomas Arnold’s Christian Theology of Education (Completed)
  2. Unlocking reflexivity in Religious Education: Non-specialist Teachers’ Personal Worldviews



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