My research:'Spiritual intelligence of
primary aged pupils'
I’m a Doctoral student from Sydney, Australia and have recently
completed an Erasmus Mundus Masters degree at Roehampton University
& Charles University (Prague). It was during this time that my
interest in research, academia and children’s spirituality arose. I
am currently in the second year of a PhD at York St John
University, researching in the field of spirituality and
My experiences as a practitioner within Primary Schools in
Sydney and London have spurred my research interests within this
arena. Currently, my research delves into the experiences and
learning encounters of English pupils who will have participated in
a literature-derived spiritual development program within a
Why did you choose this programme at this University?
The YSJ studentship has provided an excellent opportunity for me
to start my research and academic career.
How long have you been studying at YSJ?
How did you find combining your ‘work & home’ life with
The financial support offered by YSJ ensures that I am able to
study full-time and thus, when I am not working on my PhD, I am
then able to allocate time to my home life.
What did you find most helpful about the programme, resources,
The guidance, support and timely feedback that I have received
through my supervisors, Professor Julian Stern and Margaret Wood,
have been of utmost importance in my development.
What is the best thing about being a student at YSJ?
The exchange of knowledge between Graduate students studying
diverse subjects has been a highlight thus far in this degree.