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Céline Benoit

  • Senior Teaching Fellow and Associate Dean for Public Engagement, French

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    Personal profile


    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. 

    We are an engaged, forward-looking College – a College that cares about the social good, and that seeks to promote inclusive growth and sustainable communities. We understand public engagement to be informed not only by research but to also include teaching activities, placement opportunities, volunteering initiatives, etc. If you would like to participate, please feel free to contact me.

    I am also a Senior Teaching Fellow, and I lead modules in French and in Sociology. My research interests are in Sociology of Childhood, Education, and Religion.

    Teaching Activity

    LK3029: Education and Digital Society

    LF2100/2102: French Language Skills II

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • Awarded £8000 by the Religious Education Council for England and Wales to conduct research on ‘worldview’ in the curriculum

    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

    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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    Research Output

    • 1 Commissioned report
    • 1 Article

    Worldview: An Interdisciplinary Report

    Benoit, C., Hutchings, T. & Shillitoe, R., 4 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) 59 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Prizes

    Peter B. Clarke Award

    Benoit, Céline (Recipient), 12 Jul 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media

    RE Commission Report: A Way Forward?

    Céline Benoit, Wendy Dossett, Eleanor Nesbitt & Joyce Miller


    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Research