Professor Melanie Prideaux

Professor Melanie Prideaux

Responsibilities

  • 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
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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

In 2013, I received the Partnership Award in 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.”

I received the University Student Education Fellowship 2013–2014, a recognition and reward for excellence in teaching and support for student learning.

In 2020, I received the Positive Impact Award 2020, which 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 also Director of the Community Religions Project, which promotes and archives student research about religion in Leeds and beyond. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Religion and Public Life
  • PRIA
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Current postgraduate researchers

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