Stephen McKinney is a Professor in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. He is the leader of the Research and Teaching Group, Pedagogy, Praxis and Faith. He has published extensively on his research interests in: the impact of poverty on schooling, Intercultural Education, Sectarianism and Schooling, Catholic schooling and Faith schooling. He is currently the Chair of the Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education. He is a past President of the Scottish Educational Research Association and is currently a member of the Council of the European Educational Research Association. He is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals including: Scottish Educational Review, The Journal of Beliefs and Values and Improving Schools. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the London School of Management Education. He is a visiting professor in Catholic Education at Newman University, an Associate of the Irish Institute for Catholic Studies and on the steering group for the Network for Researchers in Catholic Education.