Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


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.

Our Researchers

Old Testament Studies

  • Associate Professor Matthew Anstey, Adelaide
  • Dr Marie-Louise Craig, Brisbane
  • Dr Jeanette Mathews, Canberra
  • Dr Anthony Rees, Sydney

New Testament Studies

  • Dr Jeff Aernie, Sydney
  • Dr Tim Harris, Adelaide
  • Dr David Neville, Canberra

Church History/Religion and Society

  • Dr Bernard Doherty, Canberra
  • Dr Michael Gladwin, Canberra
  • Dr Jonathan Holland, Brisbane
  • Dr Josephine Inkpin, Brisbane

Liturgical Studies

  • Dr Brian Douglas, Canberra
  • Dr Jane Foulcher, Canberra
  • Prof Gerard Moore, Sydney

Public and Practical Theology

  • Dr Geoff Broughton, Canberra
  • Assoc Prof Andrew Cameron, Canberra
  • Prof Elizabeth MacKinlay, Canberra
  • Dr Ian Robinson, Sydney
  • Dr Rhonda White, Sydney

Systematic Theology

  • Dr Jane Foulcher, Canberra
  • Dr Peter Kline, Brisbane
  • Dr Cathy Thomson, Adelaide
  • Dr Michael Mawson, Parramatta

Research Fellows

  • Assoc Prof William Emilsen, Sydney
  • Dr Jione Havea, Senior Lecturer, Sydney
  • Prof Thorwald Lorenzen, Canberra
  • Prof John Painter, Canberra, Canberra
  • Assoc Prof Clive Pearson, Sydney

Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT)

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.

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