I joined the school of Divinity, History and Philosophy in April 2018 as Christ’s College Fellow in Practical Theology. I was awarded my PhD by the University of Aberdeen in early 2018.
My PhD thesis, funded by SGSAH, was a theological engagement with issues of trauma and suffering in an increasingly non-religious UK social context. A monograph based on my PhD research, The Sunday Assembly and Theologies of Suffering, was published by Routledge in 2020.
I recently co-edited a volume entitled Feminist Trauma Theologies: Body, Scripture and Church in Critical Perspective (SCM Press, 2020). A second related volume, provisionally titled Perspectives on Trauma Theologies: Gender, Race, Poverty, and Health in Critical Theological Perspective, is under contract with SCM Press for publication in 2022.
I am an associate member of the Iona Community, a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for inclusion, peace, and social justice worldwide.
Broadly, my research interests include: theology and disaster, responses to tragic events, trauma theology, secularity and unbelief, feminist theology and theologies of the body. I am also interested in qualitative research methodologies.
I am responsible for the teaching and coordination of a wide range of modules, including: Atheism and Atheisms; Pastoral Theology: Trauma, Suffering and Healing; God, Sexualities and Identity; God, Sex and Death; Religion at Ground Zero; Global Issues/Global Religions; Secularity (online).
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- Executive committee member, Society for the Study of Theology (2019-2022)
- Member of the editorial board of Practical Theology
- Co-convenor of Sophia, the Divinity/Religious Studies Women's Network at the University of Aberdeen.