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John Tillson

While at Warwick, Dr John Tillson was a Teaching Fellow with academic responsibility within the department for admissions, and outreach activities. David Woods has taken over this role. John is now Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Liverpool Hope University.


  • PhD Philosophy of Education, Dublin City University, Institute of Education.
  • MA Philosophy of Education, University College London, Institute of Education
  • PGCE Religious Education (Secondary), University College London, Institute of Education
  • BA Philosophy, University of Durham

Brief biography

John completed his doctoral studies on a scholarship from the Irish Centre for Religious Education in 2015. In the final year of his doctoral studies he taught undergraduate and postgraduate Philosophy of Education at Dublin City University. After defending his thesis he worked as a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, teaching existentialism and the philosophy of education.

He has published peer reviewed articles on Curriculum Theory, Ethics Education, Religious Education, Educational Epistemology and Metaphysics, and Bernard Williams. He has presented papers at academic proceedings around Europe, North America and Australasia, and has been awarded honorary lifetime membership of the British Humanist Association, the South Place Ethical Society, and of Trinity College Dublin’s Metaphysical Society.

Research interests

The ethics and nature of formative influence; Religious Education; Moral Education; Philosophy of Education; Ethical Theory; Philosophy of Religion.

Selected publications


Editorial Roles

Journal articles

Book chapters

Book reviews

Year book articles

Creative philosophical writing

Links to other profiles
Google Scholar
Times Educational Supplement



Department of Philosophy
University of Warwick

Room: S2.47

Email: J dot Tillson dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk