Deacon Kerry Scarlett

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Job Title Methodist Diaconal Tutor (Centre for Ministerial Formation) and Pastoral Tutor (Global Christianity Programme)
Telephone 0121 452 2601
Room no. Room 21, New Building

I joined the staff team at Queens in September 2013 as a part time Methodist Diaconal Tutor in the centre for Ministerial Formation.

  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • PGCE, BA Theology and Ministry
  • MA Theology and Transformative Practice.
Roles at Queen's

I have been involved in the delivery of modules on Ordained Diaconal Ministry, Attachments (non-congregationally focussed placements), and the Global Christianity Programme.   

I am Pastoral Tutor for the Global Christianity programme, and part of the Global Strategy group looking at new ways of engaging with TEIs and churches alongside key partners.  As the Deputy Designated Officer for Safeguarding, I have, along with my colleague, Deacon Eunice Attwood, developed and delivered safeguarding training at foundation and leadership level to students and staff.  I have been involved in setting up church based placements for students on the QCC (part time) course. 

External roles and responsibilities

I am an ordained Methodist Deacon who has been based in the Birmingham District in various roles since 2008. Following on from a circuit based appointment, I worked as part of the District Mission in the Economy Project as part of the NEC Group Chaplaincy team, and in developing the District’s response to issues around Modern Slavery.  Part of this role involved developing and co-ordinating the West Midlands Anti Slavery Network (formerly called the RAT Network), and founding and developing the Adavu project, which supports adult survivors of modern slavery.  Prior to candidating, I had a connexional role in the Methodist Church in Ireland, within the Department of Youth and Children’s work. My background is in primary teaching with a specialism in supporting children who have additional needs. 

I am one of the Directors of the West Midlands Anti Slavery Network CIC ( and I am manager and director of the Adavu Project ( 

Research interests and supervision areas

I am currently in the early stages of post graduate research looking at the response of Christian faith based organisations to modern slavery in the UK.  I have a particular interest in looking at the role of church involvement in modern Slavery Networks or partnerships, such as the WMASN.

My background in teaching, training and safeguarding has led me to be involved in developing various training materials. I’ve developed a number of training packages on modern slavery for use with voluntary, community and faith groups, as well as more context specific sessions; for example, the Birmingham ‘Say Something if you See something’ Modern Slavery / CSE training package for frontline hotel and entertainment staff. I’m also keen to explore the links between good safeguarding practice and responding well to victims and survivors of  modern slavery at a local church level.

I am interested in supervising undergraduate dissertation on areas relating to Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking, Migration, Asylum.

I was involved in the development and piloting of the Methodist E-Academy Module on Intercultural Ministry in 2015.