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Durham University

Boundary Breaking

Project Team

Principle Investigator, Dr Marcus Pound, is an Associate Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University. He has previously worked on the relationship between Catholic theology and psychoanalysis, and has worked extensively on church life in an ecumenical context.

Co-Investigator, Professor Paul D. Murray, is Dean-Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University and Professor of Systematic Theology. His current work is a critical and constructive engagement with the Catholic Church, its theology, and the dynamics of its practice.

Co-Investigator, Dr Giuseppe Bolotta (Assistant Prof. of Research) is a social anthropologist, with a background in clinical psychology. He has worked on Catholic, Buddhist, and secular NGOs supporting stateless children’s rights in the Global South, focusing in particular on children living in the slums of Bangkok, on child labour in the Thai fishing sector, and more recently, on child soldiering and rural childhoods in Sierra Leone.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Yvonne Williams has previously worked on research projects in the Catholic context and will be providing administrative oversight for the project.


Dr Marcus Pound

Centre for Catholic Studies

Department of Theology and Religion

Durham University


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