Céline Benoit

Céline Benoit



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    Contact Details

    Telephone: 0121 204 3322

    Email: c.benoit@aston.ac.uk


    I joined Aston University in 2010 and have undertaken varied roles such as Programme Director and Associate Dean International. In my current role as Associate Dean for Public Engagement for the College of Business and Social Sciences, I work on knowledge-sharing and knowledge-creating activities that bring together researchers at Aston and members of the community. I work closely with external stakeholders in our region and wider society. 

    I also lead and teach modules in Sociology and Policy. My research interests are in Sociology of Childhood, Education, and Religion.

    Teaching Activity

    LK3029: Education and Digital Society


    Funding Applications and Awards

    • Aug. 2021: Awarded £18,840 by the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to act as Senior Partner on the Community Connexions programme and launch framework for community engagement in public health
    • Mar. 2021: Awarded £6,902.31 by the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to launch and lead a series of public engagement events
    • Jan. 2021: Awarded £6806.33 by the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to identify community engagement gaps and opportunities in public health
    • 2020: Awarded £8000 by the Religious Education Council for England and Wales to conduct research on ‘worldview’ in the curriculum
    • 2020: Awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
    • 2013: Awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Convenor of Socrel – the BSA Sociology of Religion study group
    • School Engagement Officer – TRS-UK (Theology and Religious Studies in Higher Education, UK)
    • Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA)
    • Member of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR)


    Education/Academic qualification


    Award Date: 15 Jan 2021


    Award Date: 17 Nov 2020

    PG Dip

    Award Date: 30 Jul 2015

    PG Cert

    Award Date: 30 Jul 2013


    Award Date: 31 Jul 2010


    Award Date: 31 Jul 2008


    • L Education (General)
    • Childhood
    • Religious Education
    • Collective Worship
    • HM Sociology
    • Sociology of Childhood
    • Sociology of Education
    • Sociology of Religion


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    • Peter B. Clarke Award

      Benoit, Céline (Recipient), 12 Jul 2017

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