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Dr Roy Jackson

Associate Professor in Philosophy of Religion

I am a Reader in the Philosophy of Religion, teaching courses on Islam, Nietzsche, Greek philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Chevron icon

Biography

I am a Reader in the Philosophy of Religion, teaching courses on Islam, Nietzsche, Greek philosophy, and philosophy of religion. I am particularly interested in the interaction between western philosophy and the religious claims made by Islam, which align with my view that philosophy and religion are intertwined.

Qualifications

  • BA Hons: Philosophy, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1985
  • PGCE: Religious Studies, University of Surrey, 1989
  • MA: Theology and Religious Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1995
  • PhD: Theology and Religious Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2003

Awards

University Teaching Fellowship

Awarded research grant for Learning for Sustainable Futures (LFSF) in Education

Erasmus exchange with University of Cordoba

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member of the Council for the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

British Association for the Study of Religion (BASR)

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Philosophy of Religion

Islam

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Nietzsche

Research

Islamic philosophy of religion. More recently on the epistemological value of nature, and artifice as a reflection of nature. The interaction between western philosophy and Islamic thought.

Publications

More publications from Dr Roy Jackson can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Subject for media interview

Islamic philosophy

External examining

External examiner for the University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University and Roehampton University