Dr Ann Casson


NameDr Ann Casson
Job titleSenior Research Advisor
Research instituteNational Institute for Christian Education Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9976-4638 (unauthenticated)

Research outputs

Lessons in spiritual development: learning from leading Christian-ethos secondary schools

Casson, A., Cooling, T. and Francis, L. 2017. Lessons in spiritual development: learning from leading Christian-ethos secondary schools. London Church House Publishing.

Faith in the nexus: Church schools and children’s exploration of faith in the home: A NICER research study of twenty church primary schools in England

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2020. Faith in the nexus: Church schools and children’s exploration of faith in the home: A NICER research study of twenty church primary schools in England. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.

Faith-talk and reflection spaces: an empirical study of Catholic primary school pupil accounts of the exploration of faith at home

Casson, A. 2021. Faith-talk and reflection spaces: an empirical study of Catholic primary school pupil accounts of the exploration of faith at home. in: Catholic Education: a lifelong journey Veritas.

Researching spiritual capital in Catholic education: on the need for theoretical frameworks and more empirical work

Casson, A. 2021. Researching spiritual capital in Catholic education: on the need for theoretical frameworks and more empirical work. in: New thinking, new scholarship and new research in Catholic education: responses to the work of Professor Gerald Grace London Routledge.

Nexus Teachers' Action Pack

Casson, A., Bowie, B., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A. and Woolley, M. 2022. Nexus Teachers' Action Pack.

Faith in the nexus

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2022. Faith in the nexus. National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER).

Exploring faith in the nexus

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Exploring faith in the nexus .

Faith in the Nexus: pupil spiritual leadership In school

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: pupil spiritual leadership In school.

Faith in the Nexus and the domestic Church

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus and the domestic Church.

Faith in the Nexus: Let’s talk about death (School and Church)

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: Let’s talk about death (School and Church).

Let’s talk about death (Home)

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Let’s talk about death (Home).

Faith in the Nexus and Sacraments (Parish Catechists)

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus and Sacraments (Parish Catechists).

Exploring faith in the Nexus: resource to use with the parent's animation

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Exploring faith in the Nexus: resource to use with the parent's animation.

Faith in the Nexus: A sense of belonging

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: A sense of belonging.

Faith in the Nexus: spiritual wellbeing and the implications for spiritual leadership

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: spiritual wellbeing and the implications for spiritual leadership.

Faith in the Nexus: children's conversations about faith and spirituality (school and church)

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: children's conversations about faith and spirituality (school and church).

Faith in the Nexus: How are we providing reflection time and space

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: How are we providing reflection time and space.

Faith in the Nexus: children's encounters with the Bible

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Faith in the Nexus: children's encounters with the Bible.

Children’s conversations about faith and spirituality (family)

Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M. and Bowie, R. A. 2021. Children’s conversations about faith and spirituality (family) .

Life to the full: the changing landscape of contemporary spirituality: implications for Catholic school religious education by Graham Rossiter, Professor of Moral and Religious Education, NSW, Australia, ASMRE 2018, 140pp, (PDF) ISBN 978-0-9808681-5-9. Free download available from https://asmre.org/book.html

Casson, Ann 2021. Life to the full: the changing landscape of contemporary spirituality: implications for Catholic school religious education by Graham Rossiter, Professor of Moral and Religious Education, NSW, Australia, ASMRE 2018, 140pp, (PDF) ISBN 978-0-9808681-5-9. Free download available from https://asmre.org/book.html. International Studies in Catholic Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/19422539.2020.1868203

Religious education for spiritual bricoleurs? The perceptions of students in ten Christian-ethos secondary schools in England and Wales

Casson, A. and Cooling, T. 2019. Religious education for spiritual bricoleurs? The perceptions of students in ten Christian-ethos secondary schools in England and Wales. Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2019.1632596

Retaining young Catholics in the church: assessing the importance of parental example

Francis, L. and Casson, A. 2019. Retaining young Catholics in the church: assessing the importance of parental example. Journal of Religious Education. 67 (1), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40839-019-00076-4

Christian ethos secondary schools in England and Wales: a common voice or wide diversity?

Francis, L., McKenna, U. and Casson, A. 2018. Christian ethos secondary schools in England and Wales: a common voice or wide diversity? Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2018.1491262

What really matters about teacher education at Cathedrals Group Universities: volume 2 the case studies

Bowie, R. A., Casson, A., Hulbert, S., Benton, M., Holt, J., James, M., Jarvis, P., McGuire, L., Podesta, E. and Stone, G. 2018. What really matters about teacher education at Cathedrals Group Universities: volume 2 the case studies. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.

What really matters about teacher education at Cathedrals Group Universities: volume 1 final report

Bowie, R. A., Casson, A. and Hulbert, S. 2018. What really matters about teacher education at Cathedrals Group Universities: volume 1 final report. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.

Lights for the path by John Sullivan, Dublin, Veritas Publications, 2022, 256 pp., €24.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1800970267

Casson, A. 2023. Lights for the path by John Sullivan, Dublin, Veritas Publications, 2022, 256 pp., €24.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1800970267. International Studies in Catholic Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/19422539.2023.2190666

Nexus researching church toddler groups

Casson, A., Pittaway, A., Woolley, M., Watts, T., Clemmey, K., Kemp, N. and Bowie, B. 2024. Nexus researching church toddler groups. Canterbury National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER).

Spiritual flourishing in the words of the child: A Faith in the Nexus study 2023

Casson, A., Pittaway, A., Watts, T. and Bowie, R. A. 2023. Spiritual flourishing in the words of the child: A Faith in the Nexus study 2023. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.

Rethinking the place of the family in the post-Covid church in the UK: an exploration of families’ engagement with church during and after Covid

Casson, A., Holmes, Sarah, Logan, Shelley and Powney, Richard 2023. Rethinking the place of the family in the post-Covid church in the UK: an exploration of families’ engagement with church during and after Covid. Practical Theology. 16 (5), pp. 642-654. https://doi.org/10.1080/1756073x.2023.2221587

Pupil-centred spiritual leadership: an empirical study of thirteen church primary school headteachers in England

Eisl, Ursula, Woolley, M., Hulbert, Sabina, Casson, Ann and Bowie, Robert A. 2023. Pupil-centred spiritual leadership: an empirical study of thirteen church primary school headteachers in England. International Studies in Catholic Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/19422539.2023.2171622

Spiritual flourishing in the words of the child: Final report for young people: A Faith in the Nexus study 2023

Pittaway, A., Casson, A., Watts, T. and Bowie, R. A. 2023. Spiritual flourishing in the words of the child: Final report for young people: A Faith in the Nexus study 2023. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.

Prioritising a sense of belonging within the rural nexus: An empirical study of five rural church primary schools

Casson, A., Woolley, M., Hulbert, S. and Bowie, R. A. 2023. Prioritising a sense of belonging within the rural nexus: An empirical study of five rural church primary schools. Rural Theology. https://doi.org/10.1080/14704994.2023.2249659

Paying attention to the spiritual flourishing of young children in church toddler groups: a scoping study evaluating the feasibility of a research study in this context

Casson, A., Woolley, M., Pittaway, Ann, Watts, Tansy, Kemp, Nicola, Bowie, B., Clemmey, Katie and Aantjes, R. 2023. Paying attention to the spiritual flourishing of young children in church toddler groups: a scoping study evaluating the feasibility of a research study in this context. Religions. 14 (2), p. 236. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel14020236

Known by name: A chaplain's role

Casson, A., Pittaway, A. and Bowie, B. 2022. Known by name: A chaplain's role. Canterbury, UK Canterbury Christ Church University.
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