Since January 2015 I have been Professor of Theology and Director of Research at the University of Divinity, based in Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria.
Prior to that I spent 6 years as Morpeth Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle NSW (2009-14), and before that Director of Undergraduate Studies and Meldrum Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at New College in the University of Edinburgh (2000-8).
My undergraduate studies (1989-1993) were undertaken at the University of Aberdeen during which I discovered the joy of reading the Greek Fathers, John Calvin and Karl Barth in particular. That time was followed by doctoral study at the University of Cambridge (1994-8), under the watchful eye of Nicholas Lash. Here I especially encountered the writings of Donald McKinnon, Rowan Williams, George Steiner, John Milbank and Herbert McCabe. I expect my appreciation of these will be lifelong.
Currently I am Associate Editor and Books Review Editor of the theological journal Coloquium, and am now associated as an Executive Board member of Pacifica: Journal of Theological Studies.
Contact me: please email through the Research Office of the University of Divinity.
I am married to Sandra, have 5 feisty children, a very large dog, and a fat ginger tom cat. While I have so far been unable to carve out a research niche in the area, any ever decreasing spare time involves supporting Liverpool FC, and playing as well as coaching local teams in the ‘beautiful game’. I still try to fit in a science fiction movie and television series or two when time allows – for research purposes of course.