I joined PRHS as a part-time doctoral candidate in 2015, with the support of a WRoCAH AHRC Competition studentship. I previously worked in mental health promotion and learning disability projects, and, after ordination, as a parish-based priest and chaplain. My previous academic qualifications are: MPhil Health Literacy (Imperial, 2008), MSc Medical Ethics (Imperial, 2006), BA Theology and Ministry (Durham, 2010) and BA Human Sciences (Oxford, 2000).
My doctoral research is an empirical qualitative project which investigates the experiences of those who have lived experience of both Christianity and what biomedicine calls ‘mood disorders’; specifically, the ways in which the experience of what our culture calls a mood disorder both informs and is informed by Christian experience, faith, or theology. I have also carried out research into affirming Christian presence at LGBT+ Prides.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Religion and Public Life
- Theology and Religious Studies