Patricia Kieran is a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholar who has taught Theology and Religious Education in the UK. She currently teaches Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She is co-author with Anne Hession of Children, Catholicism and Religious Education (Veritas, 2005) and co-editor with Anne Hession of Exploring Theology: Making Sense of the Catholic Tradition (Veritas, 2007). She has published chapters and articles on the subject of Catholic Education, Roman Catholic Modernism, gender and inter-Religious Education. She is currently researching her forthcoming book on World Religions in Ireland.