The School of Theology has a robust research culture: lively, resourceful, inquisitive, and academically rigorous. While the School has recognized research strengths in biblical studies and public theology, there are specialist researchers in systematic theology, church history, practical theology, and liturgical studies. In addition, the collections, facilities, and services in the various libraries of the School are designed to support researchers.
The University places an emphasis on faculty research and the contributions of candidates in higher degree by research programs. Research students are supported in a range of ways, with benefits offered to qualified students.
The School of Theology's research is coordinated with the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology. This Centre is devoted specifically to the analysis of the public expression of Christian faith and the implications of Christian faith for society as a whole.