Dr Matthew Francis

Senior Research Associate

Professional Role

I am the Senior Research Assistant on the Global Uncertainties: Ideology, Decision-making and Uncertainty project, which is funded by the RCUK Global Uncertainties programme. I work with the Leadership Fellow, Professor Kim Knott, on making interdisciplinary links between researchers, drawing in a range of external stakeholders and undertaking an original programme of research into the role that beliefs, commitments and ideologies make in decision-making in the face of risk and uncertainty.

Students’ perspective: the role of mentor and supervisor
Francis, M. 06/2015 In: Modernities, memory, mutations. Farnham : Ashgate
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Religious literacy in policy and practice
Dinham, A., Francis, M. 18/03/2015 Bristol : Policy Press. 256 p. ISBN: 9781447316657.
Book

Religious literacy, radicalisation and extremism
Francis, M., van Eck Duymaer van Twist, A. 18/03/2015 In: Religious literacy in policy and practice. Bristol : Policy Press p. 257-270. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Why the “sacred” is a better resource than “religion” for understanding terrorism
Francis, M. 2015 In: Terrorism and Political Violence.
Journal article

How do we prevent radicalisation?
Francis, M. 7/10/2014
Web publication/site

Return? It never left. Exploring the ‘sacred’ as a resource for bridging the gap between the religious and the secular (Workshop paper)
Francis, M., Knott, K. 2011
Other contribution

Un retour? Il n’est jamais parti... Envisager le « sacré » comme une ressource qui comble le fossé entre religion et sécularisation [Return? It never left. Exploring the ‘sacred’ as a resource for bridging the gap between the religious and the secular / translated by Romain Sèze]
Francis, M., Knott, K. 2011
Other

The Roots, Practices and Consequences of Terrorism: A Literature Review of Research in the Arts & Humanities, Final Report (for the Home Office)
Knott, K., McFadyen, A., McLoughlin, S., Francis, M. 2006 University of Leeds. 92 p.
Commissioned report

Leeds Pilot Faiths Consultation Exercise on Restorative Justice and the Rehabilitation of Young Male Ex-Offenders
Knott, K., Francis, M. 2004 Community Religions Project and Leeds Church Institute for the Home Office. 51 p.
Book