Portrait of Dr Emma Salter Dr Emma Salter

e.salter@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478282



Qualifications:  BA(Hons), MA, PhD, PGCE, MSc, FHEA

Emma has been Course Leader for BA(Hons) Religion and Education since joining the University of Huddersfield in 2007. She also teaches on MA courses in the School of Education and has supervised doctoral students to successful completion.  Before joining Huddersfield University she worked for three years at Greenhead College where she taught philosophy and religious studies. She also worked for the Open University for four years in the Bristol, Manchester and Leeds regions teaching courses on world religion and religion in contemporary society. Emma has taught about a wide variety of religious traditions, although her particular interest is in Indian religions. Her PhD research on Jainism took her to India where she stayed with religious communities to learn about their beliefs and customs. Emma’s further teaching and research interests include RE pedagogies, education for sustainability and learning beyond the classroom.  In her current role as Course Leader for BA(Hons) Religion and Education she has developed strong links with a range of religious communities in and around Huddersfield. Her undergraduate students benefit from visiting different places of worship and meeting practitioners.

Research and Scholarship

  • Multimedia Pedagogy
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Religious Education Pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ashmore, L., Avis, J., Dalton, J., Noel, P., Rennie, S., Salter, E., Swindells, D. and Thomas, P. (2015) ‘Equality and diversity’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning : a guide to theory and practice. : Open University Press. . ISBN 9780335263325


Salter, E (2011) ‘Purusha Sukta: creating the cosmos and mapping the methods’. In: Teaching Religions of South Asian Origin, 13th January 2011, Manchester, UK


Salter, E (2010) ‘Welcome to my Church: Ministerial Representations of Christianity in Secular Education’. In: British Sociological Association Religion Study Group: The Changing Face of Christianity in the 21st Century, 6th-8th April 2010, University of Edinburgh

Ahmed, J. and Salter, E. (2010) ‘Using blogs for summative assessment’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival 2010, 8-18 March 2010, Huddersfield University

Salter, E (2010) ‘Education for sustainable development: from principle to practice’. In: University of Huddersfield Annual Research Festival: School of Education and Professional Development (SEPD), 9th March 2010, University of Huddersfield

Salter, E (2010) ‘Faith and religion’. In: Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Milton Keynes: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education. pp. 63-66. ISBN 9780335234684

Ashmore, L., Dalton, J., Noel, P., Rennie, S., Salter, E., Swindells, D. and Thomas, P. (2010) ‘Equality and Diversity’. In: Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Milton Keynes: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education. pp. 58-76. ISBN 9780335234684


Salter, E (2007) ‘Jainisms Relationship to Hinduism’. In: Encyclopedia of Hinduism. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780700712670


Salter, E (2006) ‘Rethinking religious authority : a perspective on the follower of Shrimad Rajachandra’. In: Studies in Jaina history and culture. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780415360999


Salter, E (2005) ‘Jainism in the modern world’. In: The new lion handbook : the worlds religions. Oxford: Lion-Hudson. pp. 186-187. ISBN 9780745951287


Salter, E (2004) ‘Book Review: Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India. Author John E CortThe Journal of Religion , 84 (1), pp. 154-155. ISSN 0022-4189


Salter, E (2003) ‘Phenomenological Approaches to Identifying Scripture in Modern Jainism’. In: British Sociological Association Religion Study Group: Text and Religious Contexts, 9th - 12th April 2003, Oxford, UK


Salter, E (2002) Raj Bhakta Marg: the path of devotion to Srimad Rajcandra. A Jain community in the twenty first century Doctoral thesis, University of Wales.


Salter, E (2000) ‘From householder to religious icon: The origins and development of the Srimad Rajacandra movement’. In: 3rd Jaina Studies Workshop: The Life And Work Of Srimad Rajacandra, 11th November 2000, University of London




  • Member, Kirklees Standing Advisory Council on RE (SACRE) (since 2010, ongoing)
  • Member, Kirklees SACRE syllabus development working party (since 2012, ongoing)


  • Executive Member, Association of University Lecturers in Religious Education (AULRE) (since 2011, ongoing)
  • Member, BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocREL) (since 2008, ongoing)
  • Member, British Association for the Study of Religion (BASR) (since 2008, ongoing)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2011)

Research Degree Supervision

Current Supervision:   

  • Problem Solving Pedagogies in Bahrain Islamic Education
  • Education for Sustainability in Nigerian Secondary Education

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.

Enterprise Activities

(2017)  Subject specialist speaker, Kirklees and Calderdale Religious Education networks

(2016)  July.  ‘Prevent and British Values Agendas: Exploring Policy and Practice’  Academic and practitioner conference at the University of Huddersfield jointly organised and delivered with Peninne Learning, and funded by a successful Collaborative Ventures Fund bid.

(2012) July.  ‘The Olympics in interdisciplinery teaching and learning’.  Sixth form project organised and delivered by Batley Girls School 

(2011) March.  ‘Treading on Eggshells? Teaching difficult issues in RE’.  Conference at the University of Huddersfield jointly organized and delivered with Kirklees SACRE 

(2010) November:  ‘The Meaning Purpose and Practice of Interfaith Dialogue’.  A workshop devised and delivered to Huddersfield Interfaith Council.

Administrative Responsibilities

BA (Hons) Religion and Education

  • Course Leader
  • Module Leader
  • Admissions Tutor
  • Exams Tutor
  • Pastoral Tutor

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • PhD Supervision
  • MA Dissertation Supervision
  • Course Leader BA (Hons) Religion and Education
  • Undergraduate Courses (Honours): Dissertation Supervision
  • Undergraduate Courses (Honours):  Research Methodologies (Module Leader)
  • Undergraduate Courses (Honours): Ethics, Education and Society (Module Leader)
  • BA Religion and Education (Intermediate): Dharmic Religion in Contemporary Contexts (Module Leader)
  • BA Religion and Education (Foundation): Introduction to Dharmic Religions (Module Leader)
  • Undergraduate Courses (Foundation): Transformative and Effective Learning