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Dr Louise Lawrence

Public engagement

I have collaborated in research and impact wth Signs of God, The BSL Deaf Bible Project, Bridge Collective and Hearing Voices Network and The Bible Society.

2016 ‘Reading the Bible for Wellbeing’ reading series with the Bridge Collective, Exeter http://www.bridgecollective.org.uk/

2015 The Bible and Disability, Theology, Quest and Questions Series, Tiverton.

2014 'Bible and Disability' workshops, Diocese of Canterbury

2013 ‘The Disabilities of Reading the Bible as an Adult’ Holy Ground, Exeter Cathedral http://www.exetercathedral.org.uk/_assets/october%202013%20cathedral%20news.pdf

2012-2013 On Archbishop’s working group for considering futures of Theological Higher Education, Lambeth Palace, London

2012 Consultant to the Anglican Church’s major international project ‘The Bible in the Life of the Church’, London

2011 Addressed biannual conference for Chaplains to the Deaf and The Signs of God Conference

2009-2011 Led 10 training events (in Exeter, Truro and Rochester Dioceses) for clergy on the methods of Contextual Bible Study 

2009 Addressed biannual conference for Chaplains to the Deaf and The Signs of God Conference, Northampton

2008 Main speaker (with Bishop of Exeter) at 4 Diocesan conferences (Exeter, Plymouth, Barnstaple, Torbay) with over 1000 people at each event.

Contribution to discipline

Grants awarded

  • "Texts of Land, Sea and Hope", with Mike Higton, Christopher Southgate and David Horrell. £67,656, SWMTC, 2006-2009.
  • 'Sensory Impairment in the New Testament and Interpretation' British Academy Small Research Grant 2009-2012
  • 'The Bible in Non-Literate Contexts', Small Reseach Grant, Bible Society, 2011-2012

Workshops orgainsed

  • "The Bible in Non-Literate Contexts". Funded by Bible Society, 2012.

Academic society positions

  • Secretary of the British NT Society, 2007-11

Advisory positions

  • Advisor to the BSL Deaf Bible Translation Project
  • Advisor to a British Academy-funded project conducting Contextual Bible Studies among homeless people, 2010
  • Consultant to the Anglican Church’s major international project ‘The Bible in the Life of the Church’, 2010-2012

External collaborations

  • Louise has worked at the Sensoria centre, Concordia University, Montreal

Awards

  • Runner-up in Student Guild 'Most Supportive Member of Staff Teaching Award' 2017
  • Shortlisted for the Student Guild 'Research-inspired Teaching Award' 2013
  • Runner-up in Student Guild 'Best Lecturer' Award 2012