I was born in Leeds on March 6th 1992 and haven’t lived anywhere else but Yorkshire since. I currently live in Scarborough, on the Yorkshire Coast, and spent the last three years working in education. Firstly as a teaching assistant in Knaresborough, then as a Learning Manager in Harrogate and most recently as a Classroom Cover Supervisor in York. I now work within digital marketing and media. I have been a member of the Liberal Democrats since the age of 18, when I joined during the 2010 general election. I helped to establish a local party in the Shelby and Ainsty constituency in 2015, and was elected to the executive committee of the Scarborough and Whitby party in 2016. In 2017, I stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in the Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford in the UK General Election.
I began my theological education in 2010 where I studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Theology & Religious Studies. In November 2013, I graduated with 2:1 and was awarded the BA (Hons) Theology & Religious Studies, Final Project/Dissertation Prize, for my research entitled A Critical Analysis of John Hick’s Approach to Christology.
I completed my Master’s degree in Contemporary Religion in September 2016 with merit, and hope to eventually complete my doctoral research.
My aim, after completing my PhD, is to take a teaching post within an academic institute so that I may have the hope of inspiring other people the way that I have been inspired by my tutors, lecturers and teachers, to ask the difficult questions and to attempt to search for themselves, for the answers. I also aim to be a published writer within the field of theology, philosophy and religious studies, and this blog is but a starting point for this dream to one day become a reality.
All views expressed on this blog are my own and do not represent those of my colleagues, or any institution to which I am affiliated either academically or professionally.