Dr Jo Pearce - (BA, PGCE, MA, PhD) is Programme Director for the MA Education, and Academic Head of Learning and Teaching for the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. Jo has ten years’ experience teaching RE in maintained secondary schools in and around London. This has contributed to her wide-ranging practical and theoretical understanding of RE. Jo's doctoral research was in spiritual education in Steiner schools. Her research interests extend to religious and spiritual education more generally.