School of Policy & Practice


Primary Department
School of Policy & Practice
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
All Hallows
Room Number
Room 4, Dunboyne Wing

Academic biography

Jacqui Wilkinson B.Ed (hons), M.Litt, MA is a lecturer in the DCU Institute of Education. She lectures in Religious Education and she co-ordinates and delivers the Church of Ireland Religious Education Certificate to students studying for the BEd (DC004) degree and to practising teachers in Church of Ireland schools.

Elected a scholar of Trinity College Dublin on her way to becoming a qualified primary school teacher, Jacqui has taught in a variety of school settings and was the editor and author of Follow Me, an 8 book primary school Religious Education programme taught in schools under the patronage of the Church of Ireland, Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church and the Society of Friends.  Jacqui lectured in the Church of Ireland College of Education from 2010 until the date of Incorporation.

Her lecturing and research interests include curriculum development in Religious Education, the attitudes of children toward Christianity and the ethos and role of church schools. She completed an MA in Religions and Education in the University of Warwick in 2016 and is currently researching on the topic of school ethos for a PhD.

Jacqui is based in the Church of Ireland Centre (CIC) on All Hallows Campus, DCU and is a member of the DCU School of Policy and Practice

Research interests

Religious Education Curriculum DevelopmentPlay in Religious EducationEthos in Church SchoolsAttitudes of Children toward ChristianitySpiritual Health of Children