Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education and Vice Principal, Internationalisation, University of Glasgow

Professor Conroy is currently the Vice Principal of Internationalisation at the University of Glasgow. He is Chair of the Glasgow University International Educational consultancy and a member of the Board of the PASCAL Observatory.

He was previously International Lead for the college of Social Sciences and Leader of the Research Cluster on Creativity, Culture and Faith; and has held the posts of Dean of the Faculty of Education, Head of Graduate School and Head of Department of Religious Education at the University and has taught in Higher Education, Schools and Adult Education.

He has been EU Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw and has held visiting and adjunct positions in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fordham University, USA, Australian Catholic University and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He has served as President of the Association of Moral Education' and is currently vice-Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

In 2011 he was appointed to the Education sub-Committee of the HEFC REF panel. He has served on the boards of a number of national and international education and academic bodies. Professor Conroy has written widely on the politics of Catholic education, sectarianism, liberal democracy in education and religious education, and is currently leading a 413k research grant from the AHRC/ESRC to examine the effectiveness of Religious Education across Britain. He is also leading a project develop-ing innovative partnerships and placements funded by the Scottish Government.

Professor Conroy has a long-standing interest in children's welfare, philosophy and cultural change, moral education, citizenship and liberal democracy as well as the place of religion in late industrial politics.


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    Professor of Education and Vice Principal, Internationalisation, University of Glasgow