Eleanor Nesbitt

Eleanor Nesbitt is Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick.

Eleanor belongs to a number of research networks in Europe and beyond including:

  • British Association for the Study of Religion
  • Punjab Research Group (Founder member)

She gave the Swarthmore Lecture 2003, The Annual SACRE lecture in Redbridge in 1992 and in Truro in 2000 and has lectured/spoken at conferences in Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, the USA. She speaks on the radio and acts as consultant for radio and television programmes as well as for publishers and solicitors.

Eleanor is on the editorial board of Fieldwork in Religion and Religions of South Asia .


Contributions by Eleanor Nesbitt


RE Commission report: A Way Forward?

At a recent RE research and policy conference #2020RE, Dr Wendy Dossett had the opportunity to chat with two of the Commissioners and authors of the Religion and Worldviews report, Dr Joyce Miller and Prof Eleanor Nesbitt, along with Religious Education sociologist (and convener of SOCREL), Céline Benoit. Their conversation ranged over some of the following issues: the rationale for the move from calling the subject ‘Religious Education’ to ‘Religion and Worldviews’; the inadequacy for the classroom of a world religions approach; the degree to which faith communities are entitled to influence what gets taught in schools; and the anomaly of the so-called withdrawal clause.