Religious Studies

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Dr Amy Unsworth

Research Fellow


Office: Cornwallis Central 124


Amy joined the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent in October 2018 as a Research Fellow. She has a long-running interest in science popularization and public understandings of science, and in recent years has developed a specific interest in the ways people use science in religious and non-religious identity work. She recently studied perceptions of science, particularly evolutionary theory, among Christians and Muslims using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her current work focuses on non-religious narratives and identities.

Amy gained her PhD from University College London and subsequently studied Science Communication at Birkbeck College. She previously researched and developed contemporary science exhibitions and public events at The Science Museum, London and worked as a post-doctoral researcher for ‘Science, Culture and Modernity’, part of a British Council intercultural and interreligious dialogue project.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Unsworth, A. and Voas, D. (2018). Attitudes to evolution among Christians, Muslims and the Non-Religious in Britain: Differential effects of religious and educational factors. Public Understanding of Science [Online] 27:76-93. Available at:
Unsworth, A. (2019). Discourses on Science and Islam: A View from Britain. in: Jones, S. H., Catto, R. and Kaden, T. eds. Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 225-245.
Total publications in KAR: 2 [See all in KAR]
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Religious Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 12/12/2018