My research explores the interface between theology and society, with specific attention to Restorative Justice.  Between 2016 and 2019, with colleagues in Oxford, Sheffield and Ulster, I led an ethnographic research project on the place of forgiveness within Restorative Justice conferencing, and I am currently developing plans for a UK-China symposium in 2020 on Restorative Justice philosophy and practice.

As an undergraduate, I read Theology at Oxford and trained for Ministry in the Baptist denomination at Regent’s Park.  Since then, I have been Director of Programmes for the Churches’ Response to Humanitarian Disasters and Refugee Concerns at the World Council of Churches in Geneva (1988-99), and Deputy General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (1999-2004).  In 2012, I took a PhD from the University of Birmingham, with a thesis entitled ‘Local Congregations responding to Violence’.

My role in College

As Chaplain and Head of Welfare, I coordinate Chaplaincy and the College’s pastoral provision, working with colleagues in a range of capacities to foster an inclusive and supportive ethos.  I am always pleased to hear from members of the community, who are welcome to arrange a time to meet and talk by email.

Selected Quote

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Desmond Tutu
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