Dr Mel Prideaux

Dr Mel Prideaux


  • Pro Dean for Student Education, Faculty of Arts Humanities and Cultures

Research interests

  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Muslim-Christian relations
  • Religion and Public Life in the UK
  • Fieldwork in Religious Studies
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

My recent teaching includes: 

Level 1: Religion in Modern Britain, Introduction to Academic Skills

Level 2: TRS Students into Schools, Studying Religion in Context

Level 3: Religious Mapping of Leeds

M Level: Religion and Society Research Processes and Methods

The Partnership Award 2013 '…nominated for a number of awards by both staff and students, highlighting how instrumental she has been to the fostering of a positive partnership culture in the School’

University Student Education Fellowship 2013-2014 'Recognition and reward for excellence in teaching and support for student learning'

Positive Impact Award 2020 ‘… recognises the person who has made an exceptional difference to others’ experiences through an outstanding contribution to their school, faculty, department or service’

I am Director of the Community Religions Project, which promotes and archives student research about religion in Leeds and beyond: https://arts.leeds.ac.uk/crp/

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Religion and Public Life
  • PRIA
  • Theology and Religious Studies
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>