I have been a Fellow at Regent’s Park since 2007, with responsibilities for teaching theology, being Director of Studies for the BTh and overseeing our ordinands. Alongside this I am Senior Tutor having oversight of academic matters throughout the College. After studying both Classics at Durham and Theology in Oxford, I obtained an Oxford BD for a thesis on Jesus’ cry of dereliction and a DMin from Chester University which was an empirical study of ministerial formation. My research interests have always crossed boundaries, having begun exploring the interplay between doctrine and New Testament studies, and more recently drawing on this background to focus on practical theology and the interplay between theory and practice. Following on from research that has crossed boundaries I have taught in a variety of areas including systematic theology, the Gospels, Greek, Baptist History and Principles and various aspects of Christian Ministry.
My research interests have a strong focus on practice for example, issues of ministry, leadership, disability and Baptist life, but always with a concern of how these shape and are shaped by theology, especially a doctrine of God, drawing on themes in trinitarian theology and of divine passibility. I am concerned with the way such theology in particular impacts the practice of Christian ministry.