Personal profile

Research Interests

Religion and Belief, State and Society Relationships

Religion and Belief Discrimination and Equality

Religion and Belief Freedom

Inter-Religious and Inter-Convictional Dialogue

Hizmet movement and Fethullah Gulen

External positions

Professor, Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre, University of Derby

16 Jan 2017 → …

Research Fellow in Religion and Society, University of Oxford

16 Jan 2017 → …

Director, Religion and Belief Research and Training Ltd

29 Jul 2016 → …


  • BL Religion
  • BR Christianity
  • Church, state and society
  • BX Christian Denominations
  • Baptist history and tradition
  • BV1460 Religious Education
  • Multi-Faith education
  • DAW Central Europe
  • Church history in the UK
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • religion
  • HM Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • minority ethic groups in the UK
  • K Law (General)
  • Religion and belief discrimination and equality
  • freedom of religion, belief and conscience

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Research Output 2015 2017

Social Policy
Social policy

Religious organizations and the impact of human rights and equality laws in England and Wales

Purdam, K., Cheruvallil-Contractor, S., Ghanea, N. & Weller, P. 2017 In : Politics, Religion and Ideology. 18, 1, p. 73-88 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Religious organizations

How religion or belief frame participation and access in UK higher education

Weller, P. & Hooley, T. 1 Dec 2016 Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. Aune, K. & Stevenson, J. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 39-54 16 p. (Society for Research into Higher Education Series)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Religion and state in marriage, cohabitation and civil partnership: Examples, typologies and contestations from the United Kingdom

Weller, P. G. 1 Jan 2015 The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics. Brunn, S. (ed.). Springer Verlag, Vol. 5, p. 3303-3319 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter