Dr John Tillson is a Lecturer in philosophy of education at Liverpool Hope University, Department of Education Studies. Previously he was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, and at the Dublin City University Institute of Education before that. He has a contract with Bloomsbury to produce a monograph based on his doctoral thesis, 'Children, Religion and the Ethics of Influence', which was completed at Dublin City University on a scholarship from the Irish Centre for Religious Education. His publications to date have addressed a cluster of closely connected questions about curriculum content, and due and undue influence in teaching, especially over pupilsâ€™ religious, political and ethical beliefs and attitudes. His research interests can be captured under the expression 'the ethics of influence'. Together with David Aldridge, he is co-editing special editions of Educational Theory and of Educational Philosophy and Theory exploring the implications of technological and neurological enhancements for education. He is a member of the philosophy of Education society of Great Britain executive committee and has presented papers at academic proceedings around Europe, North America and Australasia. He completed a BA in Philosophy at the University of Durham, and an MA in the Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London.