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New Senior Research Fellow: Revd Dr Carol Tomlin

24 Nov 2022

The William Temple Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Dr Carol Tomlin as a Senior Research Fellow. She brings a wealth of educational and theological expertise as both a leading academic in her field and as a faith leader and preacher.

Carol has a research background in Education and Sociolinguistics, with a special focus on African heritage students. She has won several awards, including the British Academy/ACU(Association of Commonwealth Universities)  scholarship and the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (UCET/AACT) scholarship. Recent publications include Language, Literacy and Pedagogy in Post-industrial Societies (2014) (with Dr Paul Mocombe)  and Understanding and Managing Sophisticated and Everyday Racism (2022) (with Dr Victoria Showunmi). She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds.

In addition, Carol is a practical theologian and homiletic scholar. Her book, Preach It: Understanding African Caribbean Preaching (2019) reached the finals of the 2021 Pneuma book award. She is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship and the European Pentecostal Theological Association, as well as the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the Society for the Study of Theology. She is the founder and Principal of the Kingdom School of Theology, as well as a senior leader of Restoration Fellowship Ministries and former healthcare chaplain.

Dr Tomlin says:

“I am delighted to be a part of the legacy of William Temple, and I look forward to contributing to the outstanding work of the Foundation.”

Professor Chris Baker, Director of Research at the Foundation responds:

“It is a huge privilege to welcome a public theologian of Carol’s repute to the Foundation. Her energy and expertise will enhance the quality and profile of our work enormously as we strive to witness to the importance of racial and social justice in the UK and the equal flourishing and wellbeing of all across our society.”

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