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The aim of Lucy's research is to establish the role and impact of Three Faiths Forum (3FF)’s Faith School Linking Programme and in so doing, gain original insight into the relationships between ‘identity’, ‘interfaith encounters’ and ‘peaceful relations’ among young people in London’s faith schools.
The research consists of a mixed methods exploratory case study of 3FF’s Faith School Linking Programme, on the one hand quantitatively analysing 3FF’s past evaluation data, and on the other using qualitative methods to inductively uncover patterns of changing behaviour and language as a result of 3FF’s work. By identifying the information that needs to be captured to accurately demonstrate the change attributed to 3FF, the findings will be used reflectively to construct a new framework for impact assessment and establish a set of tailored monitoring and evaluation tools for the programme. The research takes a unique approach, combining an investigation of religion and education with impact evaluation to provide an original account of the role and effectiveness of interfaith approaches as a tool for fostering peaceful relations among young people in London’s schools.
Lucy joined CTPSR in September 2016 following three years in the position of Fundraising and Communications Manager at international peacebuilding charity Concordis International. Prior to this, Lucy achieved a First Class BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and an MSc with Distinction in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London in 2013. Lucy’s MSc dissertation established the need to integrate indigenous religious groups into faith-based social reconciliation programmes in Zimbabwe and the Philippines.
During her first year at CTPSR, Lucy has been involved in a variety of projects outside of her own studies, including the delivery of two online lectures for the Faith, Peace and Conflict MA module, as well as a number of research tasks in her capacity as Research Assistant for Dr Kristin Aune on the 'Chaplains on Campus' research project.
Education / Academic qualification
MSc, University College London
Degree, University of Cambridge
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