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Retired professor of religion and education


Higher Education


Denise Cush has an MA in Theology from Oxford University, an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Lancaster, a PhD in Religious Education from the University of Warwick, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala. She was Professor of Religion and Education at Bath Spa University until she retired in 2015, retaining a connection as Academic Associate. She is deputy editor of the British Journal of Religious Education. She taught Religious Studies at St. Mary's Sixth Form College, Middlesbrough (students aged 16-18), and at Bath Spa University trained both primary and secondary teachers in religious education, and taught Study of Religions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to religious education, her interests include Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and 'alternative' spiritualities such as Paganism. Publications include: Buddhism; Celebrating Planet Earth, a Pagan/Christian Conversation: First Steps in Interfaith Dialogue (ed.); The Routledge Encyclopedia of Hinduism (ed. with Robinson & York) and the website (with Robinson, C.) Living Religion: Facilitating Fieldwork Placements in Theology and Religious Studies