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Dr Matt Vince

Dr Matt Vince

Honorary Research Fellow



The Islam-UK Centre has been my academic home for my masters and doctoral studies, along with a postdoctoral research position. These opportunities were generously funded by the Jameel Scholarship Programme.

For my doctoral research, I explored the experiences of “Muslim Religious Education teachers” and their understanding of personal and professional identities. After successfully completing my doctorate, I worked as a Research Associate leading on the Discovering Muslims in Britain: for Key Stage 3 (2019-2021) training and curriculum development project.

I am interested in continually supporting these areas of research, particularly projects involving ‘lived religion’ and Religious Education teaching in schools. Do get in touch to discuss this more.

Speaking engagements



  • Associate Fellowship accreditation (Higher Education Academy)
  • PGCE and QTS in Secondary Religious Education
  • Muslims and Education: MA seminar
  • Introduction to Religion 1 & 2: Undergraduate modules
  • Module lead: Sociology of Religion (level 5, 2020-2021)

My research interests include experiences of education, Religious Education (RE), and identities and expressions of ‘lived religion’. I utilise sociology of religion methodologies, particularly the work of Nancy Ammerman and Meredith McGuire, alongside my previous experience of RE teaching. I am also keen to engage with practitioners in these fields in my research.

PhD thesis

Wider Writing

Areas of expertise

External profiles