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PhD: Spiritual Development of Women: Bristol University
MA Education: Birmingham University
PGCE: Kings College London
BA Theology & Religious Studies: Durham University


Shirley started her career as a teacher of English, French and Religious Studies at a secondary modern school in London, before taking up the post as Head of Philosophy & Religious Studies at a sixth form college. Since moving to Newport she has taught across a wide range of courses including the BA Primary Studies and the BA Philosophy & Religious Studies. In her current post as Director of MA Programmes in SHALL/FESS she manages the MA Education & LNA which houses the interwoven specialist awards in Autism, CAMH, Early Years, ESDGC, ICT, Leadership and Management, RE, SEN and TESOL/TEAL.


EGLEY, S. “The experience of Polish Migrant workers’ children studying in Welsh schools” in Educational Transactions, Bangor: Bangor University 2011, pp.57-76.
EGLEY, S. & FOULSTON, L. “Building an inclusive community of adult learners through the use of Philosophical Enquiry” in LUCIO-VILLEGAS, E. (ed) Transforming/Researching Communities, Seville: ESREA / Universidad de Sevilla / Dialogos, 2010, pp.345-354.
EGLEY, S. & SULLIVAN, D. “Religion, Migration and European Identity” in BOROWIK, I. & ZAWILA, M. (eds) Religions and Identities in Transition, Krakow: Nomos, 2010, pp.273-287.
“Welsh and European Dimensions Of Citizenship: the experience of Polish migrants’ children in Wales” in Welsh Journal of Education, 2009, 14(2), pp.131–36.


Fellow of the Higher Education Association
Member: International Professional Development Association
Member: Collaborative Action Research Network


Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators

External Assessor
MEd Inclusion & Individual Educational Needs (ESF funded project)
University of Malta / Department of Education, Malta
September 2012
Strategic Insight Programme (funded project)
Bridge International for Academic Services & Jordanian Ministry of Education
“Education in Jordan: exploring shared concerns”
Amman, Jordan, July 2012
Conference – speaker
“Developing a whole school CPD culture through Action Research”
CARN Conference, Vienna, November 2011
Conference – speaker
“Enhancing the Experience of International Students: a case study of three consecutive cohorts on Masters level CPD courses at the University of Wales, Newport”
Hong Kong University, CETLHE Conference, December 2010.
Conference – speaker
“Philosophical enquiry in the context of postgraduate English language development”
Georgian Studies Day, UWN, November 2010.
Conference – speaker
“Building an inclusive community of adult learners through the use of Philosophical Enquiry”
Universidad de Sevilla, ESREA Conference, May 2010.
Conference – speaker
“Funds of Knowledge, intercultural learning & the public space”
Bangor University, CultNet Conference, March 2010.
Conference – speaker
“Aristotle, adult education and European citizenship”
Sheffield University, ESREA Conference, December 2009.
Conference – speaker
“Religion, Migration and European Identity”
Krakow University, ISORECEA Conference, December 2008.
Conference – speaker / symposium chair
“Philosophical enquiry: diverse cultures, one community”
Liverpool Hope University, CARN conference, November 2008.
Conference – participant
Children’s Identity & Citizenship in Europe [CiCE thematic network]
Istanbul University, Turkey, May 2008
Project Leader – Research project
“Philosophical enquiry in the context of postgraduate English language development”
Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), Kutaisi, April/May 2008
Symposium – speaker
Reporting on research relating to using philosophical enquiry at postgraduate level.
Sophia network, Oporto University, Portugal, November 2007
Conference – speaker
“Free to Roam: philosophical enquiry in the undergraduate classroom”
Edinburgh University, BASR conference, September 2007
Conference – speaker
“Special Place, Sacred Space”
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, ICPIC conference, April 2007
P4C training, levels 1, 2 & 3
SAPERE 2004-7


Expertise or Interest

Religious and Cultural Identity
Philosophical Enquiry
Continuing Professional Development in Education
Grants Awarded Learning & Teaching Award (UWN)
Enhancing the Experience of International Students
Learning & Teaching Award (UWN)
Philosophical Enquiry


2 current students
2 successful completions

Degree Examiner Appointments PhD

University of Bangor
University of Delhi

External Examiner

University of Bangor (EdD; MA Education)
University of Malta (MA Education)

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