Dr David Lundie
- Senior Lecturer in Education/Deputy Head of School (Strategy and Research) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
Dr David Lundie joined the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in 2019. He has previously held roles as Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at Liverpool Hope University, and Faculty Director of Research at Plymouth Marjon University. Dr Lundie is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education. His own research interests include both Religious and Moral Education, and Religious Education in the Roman Catholic tradition. A recent Culham St Gabriel's Trust research project exploring the barriers to effective RE for students from disadvantaged backgrounds resulted in recommendations to halt the decline of GCSE Religious Studies in England (read the report here), and the development of a community of practice bringing together teachers and faith field sites such as mosque and cathedral visits. Dr Lundie has been involved in the Westminster Faith Debates project, which seeks to renew the settlement on faith and belief in schools, producing research on the use (and misuse) of the parental right to withdraw from RE which featured in the recent Commission on RE report. Dr Lundie's doctoral research, part of the AHRC/ESRC funded 'Does Religious Education Work?' project, focused on the contribution of Religious Education to community cohesion and intercultural dialogue in UK schools.
Dr Lundie's research interests are broader than RE, and encompass the values, ethos and governance of schools. A British Academy funded project into the Prevent counter-extremism duty in schools resulted in recommendations for multi-agency working (read the report here). A special issue of the Journal of Beliefs and Values which Dr Lundie edited brings together international perspectives on security, extremism and education. Dr Lundie organised a conference bringing together the subject associations for RE, Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education in response to the rise in xenophobic attacks following the Brexit vote in 2016. 'Personal Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance: From Values to Virtues', a current research project funded by the Templeton Religion Fund, makes use of ethnographic and psychological approaches to understand the ways schools interpret and nurture the values of liberty, respect and tolerance, the ways young people understand these, and their impact on attitudes and subjective wellbeing. A forthcoming monograph (2021) makes use of securitisation theory to map important changes and transitions in the ways schools relate to their local communities and the state under conditions of increased competition and complexity.
Dr Lundie has also published on digital ethics and education, and taught courses on digital ethics and security, philosophy of education, qualitative and ethnographic research methods, literacy, participatory and practitioner research, religious education, educational economics.
Templeton Foundation: $188,000, Personal liberty, mutual respect and tolerance: from values to virtues, 2019-21
Culham St Gabriel’s Trust: £19,500, The impact of Religious Education on socio-cultural mobility for religious minority young people, 2018-20
Higher Education Innovation Fund: £1,100, Religious education parental right of withdrawal survey, 2018
British Academy/Leverhulme: £9,300, The influence of securitisation on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in England’s schools, 2016-17
Education Achievement Service (Wales): £12,000, Determining the relationships between pedagogy, disposition to learn and wellbeing, 2016
Higher Education Innovation Fund: £5,600, Citizenship, religion, philosophy and values in post-Brexit Britain, 2016
Culham St Gabriel’s Trust: £8,400, The Prevent Agenda: The success criteria required by stakeholders to evidence measurable outcomes, 2015
Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain: £800, Humanising online pedagogies colloquium, 2014
Anno Bunnik - University of Groningen 2015-Present - Big Data and Policing
Muhammad Naeem - Plymouth Marjon University 2017-Present - Muslim Parents' School Choices
Khalil Akbar - Liverpool Hope University 2016-19 - Pupils' Attitudes and Understandings of Fundamental British Values
Fiona Dineen - Liverpool Hope University 2012-14 - Catholic Primary Teachers' Understandings of Catholic Ethos
Mark Dumican - Liverpool Hope University 2012-14 - Religious Practice, Identity and Catholic School Leadership
- Lowe, Fay
What is the extent to which a locally agreed syllabus can meet the moral education needs of white British boys in an area where there is a high prevalence of far-right wing extremism?
- Ollier, Benjamin
Recontextualizing the 'good' citizen: The role of mid-level actors in translating citizenship policy
Language & Literacy 3 - MA(Hons) Primary Education
Professional Enquiry - PGDE Primary
Professional activities & recognition
Prizes, awards & distinctions
- 2018: Fellow (Royal Society for the Advancement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
- 2016 - 2017: British Academy Early Career Grant
- 2018 - 2023: British Journal of Religious Education
- 2013 - 2016: BERA Academic Publications Committee
Professional & learned societies
- 2018: Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce