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Psychology of religion

Emyr Williams

Lecturer in psychology

Expert on

Psychology of religion; sociology of religion; young people’s religious beliefs; the spiritual revolution and why people are leaving church; religious beliefs and links with health and wellbeing.

Biography

Emyr Williams graduated in theology from Bangor University, Wales, in 2004. He then studied for a masters degree in the social psychology of religion in 2006 before completing a PhD on the same subject from 2006 to 2008. Emyr was a research assistant at Bangor University until 2007 before moving to the University of Warwick, where he worked as a Research Fellow. He joined Glyndŵr University in 2010. Emyr’s previous research has included analysis of visitor experiences at Bangor and Chester cathedrals. He has also worked closely with secondary schools in north Wales to develop students’ research portfolios.
 
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Glyndŵr University Press Office
01978 293358 / 01978 293931
press@glyndwr.ac.uk

Professor Christopher Alan Lewis

Dean of the University Institute for Health, Medical Sciences and Society

Expert on

Psychology of religion; psychology of peace, conflict and violence; positive psychology

Biography

Professor Chris Lewis joined Glyndŵr University following a 22-year career at the University of Ulster, where he was Reader in Psychology. A Chartered Health Psychologist, Professor Lewis led the development of Glyndŵr University's BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and directs research in psychology. In 2010, he was appointed Dean of the new University Institute for Health, Medical Sciences and Society.

Welsh speaker? N

Contact
Glyndŵr University Press Office
01978 293358 / 01978 293931
press@glyndwr.ac.uk

Professor William Kay

Professor in Theology

Expert on

Psychology of religion, children and young people's religious beliefs, role of church schools in society

Biography

Professor William Kay graduated in English from Oxford University and went on to teach at primary, secondary and higher education level. Following a three and a half year career at the University of Southampton, where he taught in the education department, he moved into ministerial training, teaching clergy. Professor Kay later worked for a number of years at Trinity St David’s University College as a senior research fellow before holding joint positions in the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King’s College London and the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Bangor University. He has the rare distinction of holding PhDs in both education and theology. Professor Kay’s research interests include the role of church schools in society, the psychology of religion and child development. He is currently working on a research project focused on the growth of the Pentecostal movement and churches in Asia.

Welsh speaker? N

Contact

Glyndŵr University Press Office
press@glyndwr.ac.uk
01978 293358 / 01978 293931

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