Jason joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in September 2017 as a Research Associate. He works on the RE Teachers and Character project. Since the publication of the research report, he assists the Parents-Teacher project and the Phronesis project.
Prior to joining the Centre, Jason worked in Birmingham and Solihull secondary schools as a teacher of religious education, history and geography. In his previous role, Jason also held the position of PSHE co-ordinator. In this position he was responsible for creating and implementing a PSHE programme, focussed on the development of virtues in pupils, across all of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 form groups.
Jason’s Master’s Degree examined the impact that the Solihull locally agreed syllabus for religious education had on pupils’ perceptions of virtues. He is currently writing his PhD thesis, focussed on religious education in England and Wales. His thesis empirically investigates whether there is an aim of teaching moral virtues through religious education in non-faith schools, and the impact RE has on pupils’ character development.