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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
Reve Samuel HoleSolway Fellow
Dr 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
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. William Billy CrozierLeverhulme Early Career Fellow
Fiona CunninghamFuneral Innovations KTP Associate
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 Selina StonePostdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education
Dr Liam TemplePostdoctoral Research Associate: Capuchin Fellow in the History of Catholicism
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)
Dorothea BertschmannHonorary Fellow
(1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2026)
Prof Johannes BoersmaHonorary Fellow
(1 Oct 2023 - 1 Oct 2024)
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 Brian CaseyHonorary Fellow
(1 Apr 2024 - 31 Mar 2027)
Dr Hannah CleughHonorary Fellow
(1 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2025)
Rev Joshua CockayneHonorary Fellow
(1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2026)
Dr Maria ExallHonorary Fellow
(1 Oct 2023 - 30 Sept 2026)
Dr Charlotte HardmanHonorary Fellow
(1 Oct 2022 - 30 Sept 2025)
Dr Jonas KurlbergHonorary Fellow
(01 Sept 2021 - 30 Aug 2024)
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 Anne OverellHonorary Research Fellow
(1 Apr 2023 - 31 Mar 2026)
Rev Philip PlymingHonorary Fellow
(15 Sept 2023 - 14 Sept 2026)
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)
Dr Catherine M. SextonHonorary Fellow
(1 Sept 2021 - 31 Aug 2024)
Dr Clare StancliffeHonorary Fellow
(1 Feb 2024 - 31 Jan 2027)
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
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

  • Dr Victoria Biggs as Honorary Fellow (1 Nov 2023 - 31 Oct 2026)
  • Dr Lydia Brown as Honorary Fellow (1 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2025)
  • Dr Mark Calder as Honorary Research Fellow (1 Oct 2021 - 31 Sept 2024)
  • 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)
  • Dr Brendan Geary as Honorary Fellow (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sept 2024)
  • 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)
  • Mr Tom Holland as Honorary Fellow MRCAS (1 Dec 2022 to 30 Nov 2025)
  • 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)
  • Dr Patricia Jones as Honorary Fellow (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 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 Dr Timothy Mallard as Honorary Fellow (1 Dec 2022 to 30 Nov 2025)
  • Prof John McCafferty as Honorary Professor in the History of Catholicism (1 Feb 2024 - 31 Jan 2027)
  • 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)
  • Venerable Stephen Robbins as Honorary Fellow ICMI (1 Dec 2022 to 30 Nov 2025)
  • Dr Gemma Simmonds as Honorary Fellow (1 Oct 2021- 30 Sept 2024)
  • Revd Dr Stephen Spencer as Honorary Fellow (1 Dec 2022 to 30 Nov 2025)
  • 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
Reverend Jebaseelan BaskaranTeaching Assistant
Reve Stephanie BuretteTeaching Assistant
Pippa EvansPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Mr Isaac FrisbyPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Rebecca LeongPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Joelle LucasPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Hanna LucasPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Lydia PadfieldPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Amy SaundersTeaching Assistant
Michael SimantsPhD Student & Teaching Assistant
Maria WilliamsTeaching Assistant

Research Student

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