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Meet our Staff

Get to know our members of staff and find out more about their work and research interests.

Academic Staff

NameTitle
Professor Lewis AyresProfessor of Catholic & Historical Theology
Dr Krastu BanevAssociate Professor of Byzantine and Orthodox Theology
Professor John BarclayLightfoot Professor of Divinity
Professor Douglas J. DaviesProfessor
Professor Maggi DawnProfessor
Dr Jan DochhornAssociate Professor of New Testament
Dr Carmody GreyAssistant Professor of Catholic Theology
Professor Mathew GuestProfessor in the Sociology of Religion and Head of Department
Dr Jane HeathAssociate Professor
Professor Mike HigtonProfessor
Mr Brandon HurlbertLecturer in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Professor Christopher InsoleProfessor of Philosophical Theology and Ethics
Professor David JanzenProfessor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
Dr Emily KempsonLecturer in Theology and Ministry
Professor Karen E. KilbyBede Professor of Catholic Theology
Professor Gerard LoughlinProfessor
Dr Guillermo Martin-SaizLecturer in the Study of Religion
Professor Jonathan Miles-WatsonProfessor of the Anthropology of Religion
Prof Jolyon MitchellProfessor and Principal of St. John's College
Canon Professor Paul D. MurrayProfessor of Systematic Theology
Professor Simon OliverVan Mildert Professor of Divinity
Dr Marcus PoundAssociate Professor of Theology & Assistant Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies
Dr Adam PowellLecturer in Medical Humanities
Dr Sitna Quiroz-UriaAssistant Professor in the Study of Religion
Professor Anna RowlandsSt Hilda Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice
Dr Gregory Alexander RyanAssistant Professor (Teaching) of Ecclesiology and Receptive Ecumenism (CCS)
Professor Alec RyrieProfessor
Professor Michael SnapeMichael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies
Professor Robert SongProfessor
Professor Rik Van-NieuwenhoveProfessor of Medieval Thought
Professor Peter WardProfessor of Practical Theology
Professor Francis WatsonProfessor
Professor Stuart WeeksProfessor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Research Staff

NameTitle
Dr Sarah BarthelemyCatherine de Francheville Fellow in the History of Catholicism - Centre for Catholic Studies
Dr Brian CaseyFMDM Fellow in the History of Catholicism - Centre for Catholic Studies
Dr William Billy CrozierLeverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Eilish GregoryPostdoctoral Research Associate
Dr James KellySweeting Associate Professor in the History of Catholicism
Dr Nina KurlbergPostdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education (Common Awards Team)
Father John O'BrienAssociate Professor (Research), Centre for Catholic Studies
Dr Olabisi ObamakinPostdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education (Common Awards Team)
Dr Brian PowersAssistant Professor (Research) Vann Fellow in Christianity and the Armed Forces and Executive Director of the International Centre for Moral Injury
Dr Georgina RobinsonPostdoctoral Research Associate: Digital Death (2 May 2023 until 31 Dec 2024)
Dr Catherine M. SextonPostdoctoral Research Associate: Centre for Catholic Studies and Honorary Fellow (1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Dr Selina StonePostdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education
Dr Liam TemplePostdoctoral Research Associate: Capuchin Fellow in the History of Catholicism
Mr Ricky WhitefieldJunior Research Fellow

Honorary Fellows

NameTitle
Prof Jeff AstleyHonorary Professor
(1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
Dr Stephen BartonHonorary Fellow
(01 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Professor Anthony BashHonorary Fellow / Professor
(1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Dr Cormac BegadonHonorary Fellow (1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2025)
Ms Dorothea BertschmannHonorary Fellow
(1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2023)
Dr Jeremy BonnerHonorary Fellow
(1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Dr Gillian Boughton-WillmoreHonorary Fellow
(1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Mr Richard BriggsHonorary Research Fellow in Old Testament (01 Sept 2021 - 30 Aug 2024)
Dr Jonathan BushCataloguer
(Ushaw College)
Dr Hannah CleughHonorary Fellow
(1 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2025)
Dr Charlotte HardmanHonorary Fellow
(1 Oct 2022 - 30 Sept 2025)
Dr Jonas KurlbergHonorary Fellow (01 Sept 2021 - 30 Aug 2024)
Miss Caitriona McCartneyHonorary Fellow
(23 Sept 2021 - 22 Sept 2024)
Dr Patrick McGheeHonorary Research Fellow (1 Oct 2023 - 30 Sept 2026)
Mr Matthew MillsHonorary Fellow
(1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
Dr Jennifer MoberlyHonorary Research Fellow (1 Aug 2022 - 31 Jul 2025)
Rev Nicholas MooreHonorary Research Fellow (1 Sept 2022 - 31 Aug 2025)
Prof Wendy NorthHonorary Research Fellow (1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2025)
Dr Matthew OlverHonorary Fellow (1 Mar 2023 - 29 Feb 2024)
Dr Anne OverellHonorary Research Fellow
(1 Apr 2023 - 31 Mar 2026)
Can Sanjeevani PereraHonorary Fellow
(13 Sept 2021 - 12 Sept 2024)
Dr Michael QuestierHonorary Professorial Fellow in the History of Catholicism
(1 June 2023 - 31 May 2026)
Dr Susan RoyalHonorary Fellow
(1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Rev Andrew TottenHonorary Fellow
(1 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2025)
Dr Samuel TranterHonorary Research Fellow (1 Sept 2022 - 31 Aug 2025)
Dr Medi Volpe-AyresHonorary Professor (1 Oct 2023 - 30 Sept 2026)

Module Convenors

NameTitle
Mr Stuart FoyleModule Convenor

Administrative staff

Miss Susan Bates Department Manager theo.manager@durham.ac.uk
Mrs Jean Coverdale Operations Administrator theo.opsadmin@durham.ac.uk
Ms Kimberley Forster Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator

theo.pgresarchadmin@durham.ac.uk

theo.pgresearchadmissions@durham.ac.uk

Mr Tim Guinan Development Executive (Centre for Catholic Studies) tim.guinan@durham.ac.uk
Ms Christine Hamilton Learning & Teaching Administrator theo.taught@durham.ac.uk
Miss Sarah Lane Learning and Teaching Assistant Manager theo.ltmanager@durham.ac.uk
Dr Jane Lidstone Administrator for the International Centre for Moral Injury jane.lidstone@durham.ac.uk
Mrs Theresa Phillips Centre for Catholic Studies Administrator theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk
Mrs Claire Williams Learning & Teaching  Administrator theo.taught@durham.ac.uk
Ms Yvonne Williams Boundary Breaking Project Co-ordinator – Centre for Catholic Studies yvonne.williams@durham.ac.uk

Other Honorary and Visiting Titles

  • Wendy Cooper as Honorary Fellow (1 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2025)
  • Professor Celia Deane-Drummond as Honorary Professor (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
  • Professor Eamon Duffy as Honorary Professor (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
  • Nicola Frail as Honorary Fellow (1 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2025)
  • Professor Hilary Grainger as Honorary Fellow (1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2026)
  • Dr Alana Harris as Honorary Fellow (1 Jun 2021 - 31 May 2024)
  • Professor Johannes Hoff as Honorary Professor (1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
  • Baroness Sheila Hollins as Honorary Professor (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
  • Rev Prof Stan Ilo as Honorary Professor (1 Feb 2023 - 31 Jan 2026)
  • Professor Allan Kellehear, AcSS as Visiting Professor (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2026)
  • Venerable Clinton Langston as Honorary Fellow (1 Feb 2024 - 31 Jan 2027)
  • Prof John McCafferty as Honorary Professor in the History of Catholicism (1 Feb 2021 - 31 Jan 2024)
  • Dr Patrick McGhee as Honorary Research Fellow (1 Oct 2023 - 30 Sept 2026)
  • Professor John McGreevy as Honorary Professor (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Mar 2026)
  • Dr Elizabeth Phillips as Honorary Fellow (1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
  • Dr Pete Phillips as Honorary Research Fellow (2 Aug 2021 to 31 Jul 2024)
  • Catherine Sexton as Honorary Fellow (1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
  • Dr Gemma Simmonds as Honorary Fellow (1 Oct 2021- 30 Sept 2024)
  • SR Dr Barbara RLR Stafford as Honorary Fellow (1 Dec 2021 - 30 Nov 2024)
  • Professor Maurice Whitehead as Honorary Professor (1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
  • Professor Myriam Wijlens as Honorary Professor (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
  • Dr Jonathan Wright as Honorary Fellow (1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
  • Dr Augusto Zampini Davies as Honorary Fellow (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
  • Revd Professor Hans Zollner as Honorary Professor (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)

Teaching Assistant

NameTitle
Ms Rebecca LeongPhD student & Teaching Assistant
Miss Joelle LucasPhD student & Teaching Assistant
Mr Michael SimantsPhd Student & Teaching Assistant

Research Student

NameTitle
Mrs Jules AllinPhD student
Mr Kirby ApplegatePhD Student
Ms Avril BaigentPhD Student & Research Assistant
Mr Gregory BaileyPhD student
Ms Helen BaileyPhD student
Reverend Jebaseelan BaskaranPhD student
Reverend Igor BaumannPhD Student
Mr Bruce BenedictDThM student
Reverend Chris BenekPhD Student
Miss Anna BlackmanPhD Student & Research Assistant
Dr Sergio BrancoMA student
Mr Adrian BrooksPhD Student
Reverend Dan BrownDThM student
Reverend Ben BurnsideDThM student
Reverend Rob CareyPhD student
Reverend Andrew CarterPhD Student
Ms Chi Yee ChanPhD student
Mr Tsz On ChanPhD student
Mr Timothy ChapmanPhD student
Mr Paul CharlesDThM student
Miss Mao ChengPhD student
Reverend Abu CherianDThM student
Dr Agnes ChoPhD student
Mr Leonardo ChoiIntegrated PhD student
Mr John CogginPhD student
Reverend Tony CurrerPhD student
Mr Caleb DayPhD student
Mr Chris De-StigterPhD student
Reverend Rachel DeighDThM student
Reverend Adam DicksonDThM student
Reverend Eric DirksenDThM student
Mr Didi DolopeiPhD student
Reverend Andrew DowniePhD Student
Miss Emily DunnPhD Student
Ms Debbie EdirisinghePhD student
Miss Victoria EtheringtonDThM student
Mrs Pippa EvansPhD student
Mr Nicholas EvansPhD student
Mr Michael EvansonPhD student
Reverend Sarah FenbyPhD student
Mrs Michele FreyhaufPhD Student & Research Assistant
Mr Isaac FrisbyPhD student
Mr Ric GarveyDThM student
Reverend Father Dean GeorcheskiPhD Student
Mr Nathanael GohIntegrated PhD Student
Mr Charles GottshallPhD Student
Mr Felix GranderathPhD student
Mr Andrew GraystonePhD Student
Reverend James HalsteadDThM student
Reverend Peter HannahPhD student
Mr Seth HartPhD Student
Mr William HartleyPhD student
Mrs Kate HendricksonPhD student
Mr Dragos HerescuPhD student
Mr Philip HobdayPhD Student
Reverend Sue HopeDThM student
Mr Dave HorsfallPhD student
Mr Zach HowardPhD student
Reverend John HugginsPhD student
Mr David IralaPhD student
Mr Chris JamesonPhD student
Reverend Alan JeansPhD student
Mr Aaron JeffreyPhD Student
Mr Joshua JonesDThM student
Mr Alexander JonesPhD student
Miss Maddy Keightley-PhillippsPhD student
Reverend Tom KingDThM student
Reverend Dr Andy KinseyDThM student
Mrs Helen KnightMA student
Reverend Rhona KnightPhD student
Mr Christopher LambPhD student
Reverend John LeachPhD Student
Mr Chanil LeePhD student
Reverend Simon LeighDThM student
Mrs Rachel LillycropPhD student
Mr Richard LodgeDThM student
Ms Jennifer LoopDThM student
Mrs Cara LovellDThM student
Mrs Hanna LucasPhD Student
Ms Lucia LuckPhD student
Mr Yehuda MansellPhD student (VST)
Miss Claire MarslandPhD Student
Reverend Jane MaycockDThM student
Reverend Jamie McMorrinPhD student
Mr Brendan McMullanPhD student
Reverend Oliver MearsPhD student
Reverend Nick MeislPhD student
Mr Christopher MicklemMA Research student
Mr Tim MillerDThM student
Mrs Sarah Millican-JonesDThM student
Mr John MoonPhD Student
Mrs Amanda MurjanPhD student
Mr Bradley MyersPhD student
Dr Kathryn NaylorPhD student
Ms Rebecca NealePhD Student
Mr David NewtonPhD student
Reverend Waldemar NionPhD student
Ms Florence O'TaylorPhD student
Mr Kazusa OkayaPhD student
Mrs Lydia PadfieldPhD student
Reverend Emma Louise ParkerPhD student
Ms Ruth Helen PerrinPhD student
Mr John PerrineDThM student
Mr Ben PhillipsPhD student
Dr Pei Jun QuekIntegrated PhD student
Miss Lauren RandallPhD student
Ms Courtney ReeveDThM student
Mr Charles RenniePhD student
Miss Hannah RichardsonPhD student
Ms Michaila RobertsDThM student
Dr Harriet ShannonPhD Student
Reverend Richard SmithPhD student
Mr David SteellDThM Student
Mr Mark SturgeDThM student
Reverend Nick ToddMA student
Dr Daniel TsoiDThM student
Mr Timothy WallPhD student
Mr Mark WhalanPhD student
Mr John WigfieldDThM student
Mrs Claire WilliamsPhD student (TEI)
Mr Tim WrightPhD student (TEI)
Ms Yurong ZhaoIntegrated PhD student