I joined the school of Divinity, History and Philosophy in April 2018 as Christ’s College Fellow in Practical Theology. I gained my PhD from 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, entitled The Sunday Assembly and Theologies of Suffering, will be published by Routledge in July 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 entitled Perspectives on Trauma Theologies: Gender, Race, Poverty, and Health in Critical Theological Perspective, is under contract with SCM Press for publication in 2022.
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, particularly ethnography and IPA (Interpretive phenomenological analysis).
My teaching responsibilities include the following modules:
- Religion at Ground Zero
- Spirituality, Health and Healing
- Justice and Reconciliation
- God, Sex and Death
- Global Issues/Global Religions
- Atheism and Atheisms
- Secularity (online)
- The Theology and Practice of Preaching (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.