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Joan Walton

Dr Joan Walton is a researcher in the School of Education, Language and Psychology at York St John University. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Medical Network, a member of the Galileo Commission Steering Group, the Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Network for the Study of Spirituality, and an Honorary Research Fellow for the Alef Trust. Joan has had an interest in the intersections of science, the arts and spirituality since her late teens. Her PhD, completed at a later stage of her career, was a narrative account of her own lifelong search for wholeness. Entitled Ways of Knowing: Can I find a way of knowing that satisfies my search for meaning?, the thesis integrated intellectual and experiential ways of knowing. Her current research is located within a postmaterialist worldview, with the belief that consciousness is primary and universal providing an ontological grounding. With a colleague, Laurel Waterman, she is currently evolving a Consciousness Educators’ Network, which will contribute to creating synergistic connections between science, the arts and the sacred. 

Upcoming events with Joan Walton (1)

Longing for Wholeness

August 27, 2024