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Dr Antony Luby

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Antony has been a chartered teacher and head of department in secondary schools for 30 years; and he has been in university for 10 years - currently, a senior lecturer in education contributing to the MA Education, PGCAP and School Direct programmes. Antony's research and scholarship (PhD MPhil MTh MSc) has focussed primarily on classroom teaching and his publications address a wide range of audiences - teachers in the education press; practitioners in professional journals; and fellow academics. His most recent book (2021) is Closing the Attainment Gap in Schools: Progress through Evidence-based Practices (published by Routledge); and forthcoming is A Secular Principle: Dialogic RE from a Catholic Perspective (Oxford: Peter Lang).

Antony Luby

Key Publications

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  • Closing the attainment gap in schools: progress through evidence-based practices, Luby, A. 2 Sep 2020
  • Closing the Attainment Gap in Schools: What Can Teachers Do?, Luby, A. Mar 2020, Teach 1st regional conference (NE England)
  • Conversational RE: a hermeneutical approach, Luby, A. Jan 2020
  • Divine footnotes: living in the divine will, Luby, A. 4 Sep 2020
  • Initiating the creation of a procedurally secular society through dialogic RE. The three realms., Luby, A. 2 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education
  • Liminal spaces constructed by primary schools in predominantly white working-class areas in England, Puttick, S., Hill, Y., Beckley, P., Farrar, E., Luby, A., Hounslow-Eyre, A. 2 Apr 2020, In: Ethnography and Education
  • A culture of dialogue: vision, pedagogy and dialogic skills for the RE classroom, Luby, A. 12 Jun 2019, In: British Journal of Religious Education
  • A modern tale from the Sherwood Forest, Luby, A., Beckley, P. 2019, In: Researching Education Bulletin (Scottish Educational Research Association)
  • Dialogic skills in RE: recontextualising the dialogue school, Luby, A. 1 Oct 2019, In: Journal of Religious Education
  • Dialogue in the classroom, Luby, A. 2019, In: Open House


  • Academic Studies in Education PhD June 28 2019
  • Education MSc March 01 2013
  • Religious Studies MSt November 01 2006
  • Academic Studies in Education Advanced Diploma December 01 1995
  • Academic Studies in Education MPhil July 01 1993
  • Academic Studies in Education BEd July 01 1983
  • Fellowship Higher Education Academy FHEA
  • Founding Fellowship Chartered College of Teaching FCCT 2018
  • Fellowship by professional record The College of Teachers FCoT 2006
  • Chartered Teacher status General Teaching Council Scotland 2005
  • Teaching Qualifications in Primary & RE Secondary, Jordanhill College of Education TQs merit 1983

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