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Emeritus Professor Terence Lovat

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BTh, BLitt, BEd, MA, ThM, PhD

E: terry.lovat@newcastle.edu.au

Terry Lovat was appointed Professor Emeritus of The University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia in 2011, having retired from the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education & Arts) and member of the Executive Committee of the University.  He also holds an appointment as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.

Professor Lovat has degrees in theology, philosophy and education and maintains an active research profile, having published many academic books and refereed articles and chapters, including a large number with direct relevance to the conference theme. He has spent much of his academic career teaching and researching about Islam, its theological relationship with Judaism and Christianity and optimal ways in which the public curriculum should deal with education about the interface between these traditions.

Professor Lovat's understanding of the religious and cultural issues at play in Australia prepared him well for his role as chief researcher on the Australian Government's Values Education Program (2004-2010). The program encouraged schools to use values education as a means of addressing a range of issues related to dealing with difference, including cultural and religious difference.

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