Dr Celia Deane-Drummond

Research Areas: 

Christian and Religious Ethics

Historical and Systematic Theology

Science and Religion


Research Interests:

My research to date has focused on the interface between theology and science, particularly systematic and moral theology informed by contemporary and historical Catholic sources (for example, Thomas Aquinas, Sergius Bulgakov, Hans Urs von Balthasar).  Specific sciences include ecology, anthropology, evolution, animal studies, psychology, genetics. Specific ethical issues include bioethics, environmental ethics, genetics, animal ethics, global development, and transhumanism.

Large scale collaborative research projects (USA) supported by $5 million external grants include evolution of human wisdom; human distinctiveness; being human in an age of humans, developing virtues in the practice of science. 

Present focus for Laudato Si Research Institute (LSRI) is on different research elements relevant for Pope Francis’ call for an ‘integral ecology’, including building credible multidisciplinary hubs of research that are relevant for the pressing ecological and environmental issues of our time.

Present collaborative funded projects include the evolution of gratitude.

Individual research focus is on the evolution of morality and pneumatology.


Select Publications:

Celia Deane-Drummond and Agustín Fuentes, eds., Evolution of Human Wisdom (Lanhan: Lexington, 2017)

Celia Deane-Drummond and Rebecca Artinian Kaiser, eds., Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines: On Care for Our Common Home (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).

Celia Deane-Drummond, Thomas Stapleford and Darcia Narvaez, eds., Virtues and the Practice of Science (CTSHF: Press Books,2019), 


Celia Deane-Drummond, Evolution of Wisdom Volume One: Theological Ethics Through a Multispecies Lens (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

Celia Deane-Drummond and Agustín Fuentes, Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology: Dialogues in Wisdom, Humility and Grace (London: Routledge, 2020).