Madeleine Pennington is Head of Research at Theos, the UK’s leading faith and society think tank. She is the lead researcher on the Free Churches Commission, a major research project investigating the impact of churches on social cohesion across England, and authored the British Academy’s Faith and Social Cohesion report (2020) as part of the ongoing Cohesive Societies series.

Madeleine holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and previously worked as a research scholar in Philadelphia.

Outside of Theos, she is a member of the Engaging Young Adult Friends steering group, aiming to increase age diversity among British Quakers.