The Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability is based in the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History, King’s College, University of Aberdeen. The Centre has access to all of the resources of the university including full computing facilities, extensive research software, as well as access to world class expertise within the areas of theology, medicine, nursing, disability studies and qualitative and quantitative research. It is ideally placed to meet the needs of collaborative research projects, hosting conferences and for the supervision of students at postgraduate and post-doctoral levels.
- Purpose and aims
The Centre has a dual focus on:
- The relationship between spirituality, health and healing and the significance of the spiritual dimension for contemporary healthcare practices
- The theology of disability
The centre aims to enable academics, researchers, practitioners and educators to work together to develop innovative and creative research projects and teaching initiatives.
- provides a focal point for developing innovative, action oriented research programs exploring the centre’s two key themes
- produces research of international standing
- develops new and innovative educational initiatives aimed at pastoral carers and those working within health and social care services
- brings together multidisciplinary teams of researchers to develop networks that will produce exciting and innovative collaborative projects
- encourages formal creative affiliations with other centres, institutions and organisations involved in similar work throughout the world
John Swinton PhD. B.D. RNM. RNMH.
Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care
School of Divinity with Religious Studies and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen