Consultancy from the International Association for Children's Spirituality: Kate Adams

This space provides brief details of practitioners and academics working in a variety of situations within the realm of Children's Spirituality. All are available for consultancy and can be contacted through this website.

Kate Adams

Kate Adams

Dr Kate Adams is Reader in Education at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, UK where she is programme leader for the Doctor of Education (EdD). Previously she worked as a primary teacher in Lincolnshire before moving to Scotland to undertake her PhD at the University of Glasgow. Her doctorate explored a rarely considered aspect of children's spirituality - the religious and spiritual dreams of children. Of key interest to Kate is how children interpret and give meaning to their spiritual experiences and she seeks to give them a voice to express this through her work.

Kate is author of Unseen Worlds: looking through the lens of childhood, which explores the realms of children's lives which are often hidden from adults' view. These include creative play, imaginary friends, angels, dreams, seeing deceased relatives as well as the more frightening realms of nightmares and the unexplained. Kate is also co-author of The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood with Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley and is co-editor of Dreaming in Christianity and Islam and Dreams and Spirituality.

Kate has been presenting her research findings through peer reviewed publications and at international conferences for 16 years and continues to be available to speak at conferences. She also offers consultancy for schools who are seeking to improve their provision for children's spiritual development. She has a particularly strong interest in the spirituality of children who have not been raised in any faith tradition. For more information please contact Kate at kate.adams@bishopg.ac.uk.