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Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Aberdeen

Dr Graeme Nixon is a leading figure in the on-going development of RE curricula in Scotland. He has contributed publications, guidance, and advice to bodies who oversee the provision of Scottish education. These include Learning and Teaching Scotland, Education Scotland, and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Dr Graeme Nixon is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen.

Dr Nixon has published and presented research into Religious Education for peer reviewed journals and international conferences. This includes research into the ‘philosophication’ of Religious Education; management in schools; the effects of secularization on Religious Education, and Mindfulness in schools. Dr Nixon’s current research is into conscientious withdrawal from Religious Education, which includes a review of international and European perspectives on the rights of the child and parents in the context of Religious Education.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Scholarship, University of Aberdeen