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Centre for Catholic Studies


CCS Executive

Professor Paul D. Murray
BA, MLitt, Durham; PhD, Cambridge
Dean and Director of the CCS and Professor of Systematic Theology
Tel: 0191 33 43947

Dr Anna Rowlands
Deputy Director of the CCS and St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice
Tel: 0191 33 43968

Mrs Theresa Phillips
CCS Administrator and PA to the Dean and Director
Tel: 0191 334 3952

Mr Tim Guinan
CCS Development Executive
Tel: 0191 33 46470
Mob: 07771 500 808
Jane Lidstone

Dr Jane Lidstone

CCS Administrative Assistant

Tel: 0191 33 41656

CCS Members

Professor Karen Kilby
Bede Professor of Catholic Theology

Professor Lewis Ayres
Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology and Head of Department

Dr Krastu Banev
Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr Mary Brooks
Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology

Professor Chris Cook
Director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health

Dr Stefano Cracolici
Associate Professor (Reader) and Director of the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

Associate Professor (Reader) in High Medieval History

Dr Michael Gilmore
Academic Registrar (Head of Academic Office) in the Academic Registry and Student Services

Dr Mathew Guest
Associate Professor (Reader) in the Sociology of Religion

Mr Andy Harston
Deputy Director of Development in the Development and Alumni Relations Office

Professor Chris Insole
Professor of Theological Ethics

Dr James Kelly
Sweeting Fellow in the History of Catholicism

Professor Gerard Loughlin
Professor of Christian Theology

Dr Jonathan Miles-Watson
Associate Professor of the Anthropology of Religion

Professor Geoff Moore
Professor of Business Ethics

Professor Simon Oliver
Van Mildert Professor of Divinity

Dr Marcus Pound
Associate Professor in Theology

Professor Stephen Regan
Professor of English and Director of Centre for Poetry and Poetics

Dr Nicole Reinhardt
Associate Professor of Early Modern European History

Professor Alec Ryrie
Professor of the History of Christianity

Professor Michael Snape
Michael Ramsey Canon Professor of Anglican Studies

Professor Stephen Taylor
Professor of Early Modern British History

Revd Dr Gabrielle Thomas
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Women and the Church

Dr Rik Van-Nieuwenhove
Assistant Professor of Medieval Thought

Professor Peter Ward
Professorial Fellow in Ecclesiology and Ethnography

Ms Yvonne Williams
Religious Life Vitality Research Project Co-ordinator

Professor Bennett Zon
Professor in the Department of Music

Honorary Visiting Faculty

Professor Celia Deane-Drummond (University of Notre Dame)
Honorary Professor of Theology and Science

Professor Eamon Duffy (University of Cambridge)
Honorary Professor of the History of Catholicism

Br Dr Brendan Geary (Provincial of the Marist Brothers, West-Central Europe)

Dr Sheridan Gilley (Emeritus Reader in the History of Catholicism)

Dr Mark Hayes
St Hilda Reader Emeritus in Catholic Social Thought and Practice

Professor Baroness Sheila Hollins (Former President of the British Medical Association)
Honorary Professor of Spirituality, Theology & Health

Revd Dr Peter Phillips (Diocese of Shrewsbury)
Honorary Fellow in Modern Catholic Theology

Professor Michael Questier (Queen Mary University of London)
Honorary Professor of the History of Catholicism

Revd Dr Michael Sharratt (Ushaw College)
Emeritus Archivist and Lecturer in Philosophy, Ushaw College

Sr Dr Gemma Simmonds, CJ (Heythrop College)

Revd Dr James Sweeney, CP (Provincial Superior of the Passionists in Ireland)

Professor Maurice Whitehead

(Venerable English College, Rome)

onorary Professor of Catholic History

Professor Myriam Wijlens (University of Erfurt)
Honorary Professor of Canon Law

Fr Dr August Zampini-Davies (The Dicastery for Integral Human Development, Vatican City)

Professor Fr Hans Zollner, SJ (Pontifical Gregorian University)