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New Fellow Rosie Dawson Adds Media Expertise to Our Team

21 Jan 2016

William Temple Foundation is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Associate Research Fellow, Rosie Dawson. Rosie joins the Foundation’s six existing Fellows, and brings skills and experience in media relations and journalism to our team of expert academics and practitioners.

Rosie returns to the Foundation after first working with us some thirty years ago, shortly after she had graduated with a degree in theology from Oxford. As Associate Research Fellow, Rosie will once again work alongside Professor John Atherton, who was Director of the Foundation when she last worked with us and remains an integral part of our team as a Fellow and a trustee.

Rosie said, “I’m honoured and excited to join the team and to re-engage with some of the issues I first encountered through the Foundation as a “green” theology graduate a long time ago. I’m looking forward to listening and learning from my colleagues at William Temple Foundation, and hope in time to contribute to the new vistas it opens up in the debates on religion and public life.”

Working with the BBC as a producer for more than 20 years, Rosie is currently a Senior Producer in the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department. She has won numerous broadcasting awards including the Foreign Press Association’s Radio Story of the Year 2015 for the Radio 4 documentary ‘Children on the Front Line.’ She has also received awards from the Jerusalem Trust and the Sanford St Martin Trust for excellence in religious broadcasting.

Director of Research Chris Baker said, “I’m delighted to welcome Rosie to the William Temple Foundation team. Her research interests and skills can help to build the Foundation’s ever-growing presence in the media and the public eye, as we continue to open important debates on religion and public life to ever wider audiences. I very much look forward to working with Rosie alongside our team of Associate Research Fellows.”

William Temple Foundation Associate Research Fellows are established, or up and coming, experts working in the Foundation’s key areas. Fellows share in the Foundation’s aims and objectives and help to drive and shape our work and focus.

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