Dr Philip Henry
Position: Director of the Multi-Faith Centre and Sociologist
College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
Department: Law, Criminology and Social Sciences
Subject area: Social Science
Research Centre: Centre for Society, Religion and Belief
Philip is a sociologist with special interests in policy, politics and religion. He developed his training as a researcher at the University of Liverpool exploring Buddhist social movements, activism, and minority groups in the global landscape. These professional interests include: inter-faith dialogue, religion and society, cultural identity, social movements and crime, and deviance within society.
Philip can talk about radicalisation and counterterrorism, Roma and gypsy migration, community cohesion and development, religion and belief matters relating to policy, diversity and religious literacy/education and also inter-, intra- and multi-faith engagement.
Sociology of Religion (spiritual and pastoral health care), Symbolic Interactionism (identities in interaction), Radicalisation and its contemporary impacts on security and global terroism, Interfaith Relations & Dialogue, social policy and marginal groups in society -including central and eastern European Roma migration.
Ethnographic Research -
Religion and Society, Cultural identity, Social Movements, Crime and Deviance - including Radicalisation and contemporary social-psychological approaches to motivation and belonging. Sociology of Health and migration studies.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Institute of leadership and managemt
- BA (Hons) 1st class.Culture Religion and Belief with Creative Writing, University of Derby
- PhD on Buddhist Social Movements in the UK, University of Liverpool
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management
Henry, P. Buddhist Ecology and Managing Risk: Is the Risk Society a Social Reality inBuddhist Ecology and Critique of the Modern Society (Joint International Seminar), University of London, SOAS, and Dongguk University South Korea. Published papers under Centre of Buddhist Studies, SOAS: University of London. (2005) pp. 60-86.
Henry, P. (2006) The Sociological Implications for Contemporary Buddhism in the UK: Socially Engaged Buddhism, a Case Study. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol. 13, 2006.
Henry, P. (2015) 'Exploring interaction between young people of faith: tools for understanding', in Stanton, N. (ed) Youth Work and Faith: Debates Delights and Dilemmas, London: Russell House.
Henry, P & Williams, S. (2015) 'Positive Engagement Through Youth Work: Working Together with Roma Children and Young People in Derby, Supporting Their Wellbeing.' In Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Parents: An Interdisciplinary Journal. No. 40 - 41, June 2015.
Henry P.(2013) Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism: Socially Engaged Buddhism in the UK, London: Bloomsbury Academic
Henry, P. Erving Goffman: Interaction and Dialogue in Sleap, F. & O. Senar (eds) Dialogue Theories 2, London: Dialogue Society (forthcoming 2015).
Inner Peace - World Peace: The Buddhist Contribution; at the Third International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak; May 7th - 10th 2006. United Nations Building Bangkok, Thailand; in conjunction with the Maha Chulalongkorn Raja Vidyalaya University, Bangkok.
Rgular contributor to media responses to radicalisation, migration, community cohesion and development matters of religion and belief