My research focusses on the intersections of theology and religion with science, nature, and the environment. Specifically, I am interested in religious approaches to the contemporary ecological crisis, and much of my work is in the field of Christian ecotheology. My recent research draws on trauma theology to explore how the category of trauma might be applied to issues of nonhuman suffering in the context of mass extinction and catastrophic climate change. In addition, I am currently working on a second project about the interaction between religious views of the long-term future and geological understandings of deep time. I am a Research Affiliate at the Laudato Si’ Research Institute, an honorary Research Fellow at the William Temple Foundation, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Before joining Regent’s Park College, I taught at St Anne’s College Oxford, the University of Roehampton, and Ripon College Cuddesdon. Most recently, I was a Junior Research Fellow in Religion and the Frontier Challenges at Pembroke College Oxford. I hold doctorates in Theology and Earth Sciences, both from the University of Oxford.

My role in College

I am Tutorial Fellow in Theology and Director of the Centre for Baptist Studies.

I teach undergraduate papers in Science & Religion and Christian Systematic Theology, as well as supervising student dissertations in Religion & Ecology.

The purpose of the Centre for Baptist Studies is to build upon the College’s tradition of scholarship in Baptist History and Heritage, and to encourage engagement with our world-leading Angus Library and Archive.

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