Daniel Vanello is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick where he is pursuing the project “Shaping Our Moral Identity” (2020-2023). Vanello was awarded his PhD at the University of Warwick (2017) where he researched the role of the emotions in our learning moral value. He was previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Geneva (2017-2018) and Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin (2018-2020). His research interests lie in the intersection between ethics and the philosophy of mind and psychology. In particular, he is interested in the question of what moral understanding is and how do we acquire it with a special focus on the role of the emotions, social interaction and communication.
Catriona Card is an experienced early years teacher and Religious Education subject leader who currently teaches a Reception class at a large primary school in Scunthorpe. She is a member of the executive of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) and has presented locally and nationally on early years RE.
Catriona is currently undertaking research in the field of RE in the early years and also has a keen interest in young children’s emotional development.
In this episode Daniel and Catriona are interviewed by Nick Johnson the Chief Executive of BERA on their research into Moral Understanding and its impacts on both teaching and learning.