Meet the academic and honorary staff at the School of Theology. Explore their areas of expertise, see which staff are based at your nearest campus, and look up their directory and contact information.

 

Meet our head of school

Dr Emmanuel Nathan, National Head of School (Theology)

Dr Nathan is a lecturer in biblical studies, a member of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy’s Interreligious Dialogue Network, an adjunct member of ACU’s La Salle Academy, and an external member of the Academic Board of the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He also serves on the advisory board of the ACU Centre for Liturgy.

Read Dr Nathan’s profile

 

Academic staff by campus

Browse our School of Theology academic staff members by campus.

Ballarat Campus

 
Name and position Area of expertise
Dr Richard Wade

Senior Lecturer, Theology

  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Moral Theology

Melbourne Campus

 Name and position  Area of expertise
Dr Edmund Chia

Senior Lecturer, Theology

  • Systematic Theology
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Practical Theology

Dr Gemma Cruz

Senior Lecturer, Theology

  • Catholic Thought and Practice
  • Systematic Theology
  • Ethics

Dr Joel Hodge

Senior Lecturer, Theology

  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Ethics

Associate Professor Robyn Horner

Associate Professor, Theology

  • Systematic Theology
  • Phenomenology

Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer

Lecturer, Theology

Director, Stakeholder Relations
Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

  • Systematic Theology
Professor Clare Johnson

Professor, Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

Director
ACU Centre for Liturgy

  • Liturgy
  • Sacramental Theology

Dr Janine Luttick

Lecturer, Theology

 

Professor David Sim

Associate Dean (Research)

  •  Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Dr Michael P Theophilos

Senior Lecturer, Theology

 
  • Biblical and Early Christian Studies
  • Ancient Languages

Adelaide Campus

 Name and position  Area of expertise

Associate Professor Stephen Downs

Associate Professor, Theology

  • Systematic Theology
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Philosophy of Religions
  • Ethics

Dr Jo Laffin

Senior Lecturer, Theology

  • Church History
  • Biblical Studies

Rev. Dr James McEvoy

Senior Lecturer, Systematic Theology

 
  • Catholic Thought and Practice
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Sociology of Religion
Reverend Dr Michael Trainor

Senior Lecturer, Theology

 
  • Biblical Studies
  • Interfaith Dialogue

Brisbane Campus

 
 Name and position  Area of expertise

Professor Pauline Allen

Professor, Theology


  • Biblical and Early Christian Studies
  • Patristic Studies
  • Ancient Languages
Dr Ian Elmer

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

  • Church History
  • Biblical Studies
  • Patristic Studies
Dr Maeve Heaney

Lecturer, Theology

Director
Xavier Centre for Theological Formation

  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
Dr David Kirchhoffer

Senior Lecturer, Theology

Director
Queensland Bioethics Centre

  • Ethics
  • Practical Theology
Antonia Pizzey

Lecturer, Theology

 

Reverend Associate Professor Ormond Rush

Associate Professor, Theology

 
  • Catholic Thought and Practice
  • Systematic Theology
Dr Terry Veling

Senior Lecturer, Theology

  • Practical Theology
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Philosophy of Religion.
Dr Youhanna Youssef

Research Fellow, Theology

  •  Patristic Studies

Canberra Campus

 Name and position  Area of expertise

Dr Damien Casey

Lecturer, Theology

  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
Dr Mary Sheather

Lecturer, Theology

  • Ancient Languages
  • Church History
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Patristic Studies

North Sydney Campus

 Name and position  Area of expertise

Professor Dermot Nestor

Executive Dean
Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

  • Ancient Languages
  • Biblical Studies

Strathfield Campus

 Name and position  Area of expertise

Dr Jason McFarland

Lecturer, Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

Assistant Director
ACU Centre for Liturgy

  • Liturgy
  • Sacramental Theology

Dr Emmanuel Nathan

National Head of School, Theology

  • Biblical Studies

Professor Neil Ormerod

Professor, Theology

  • Catholic Thought and Practice
  • Systematic Theology
Dr Gareth Wearne

Lecturer, Theology

  • Biblical and Early Jewish Studies
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Ancient Languages

Associate Professor Salih Yucel

Fethullah Gulen Chair
Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations

  •  Islamic Studies

Honorary appointments

Browse our School of Theology staff members with honorary appointments and their area of expertise.

 
Name Expertise / Research Area
Rev Dr Sarah Bachelard Moral Theology, Ethics
Rev Dr Russell Briese Church History, Systematic Theology
Archbishop Mark Coleridge Biblical Studies
Dr Mary Coloe PBVM Biblical Studies
Bishop Tim Costelloe SDB Systematic Theology
Dr Michael Costigan Church History
Rev Dr Barry Craig Liturgy, Patristic Studies
Rev Dr Lawrence Cross Church History
Rev Dr John Dupuche Interfaith Dialogue
Prof Rifaat Ebied Patristic Studies, Interfaith Dialogue
Rev Dr Thomas Elich Liturgy
Dr Stefano Girola Church History
Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Moral Theology
Prof Jérôme mede Gramont Phenomenology, Systematic Theology
Dr Peter Hai Systematic Theology
Rev Dr Chris Hanlon Church History
Emeritus Prof Anthony Johns Islamic Studies
Prof Brian Johnstone CSSR Moral Theology, Ethics, Moral Philosophy
Dr Jean Yves Lacoste Phenomenology, Systematic Theology
Dr Raymond Laird OAM Patristic Studies, Church History
Dr Richard Leonard SJ Theology, Cinema Studies
Rabbi John Levi Interfaith Dialogue, Jewish Studies
Dr Joan Barclay Lloyd Patristic Studies
Dr Rosa MacGinley PBVM Church History
Dr Daniel Madigan SJ Islamic Studies, Interfaith dialogue
Prof Gerard Mannion Systematic Theology
Prof John D'Arcy May Interfaith Dialogue
Dr Wendy Mayer Patristic Studies
Dr Sophie McGrath RSM Church History
Rev Dr Patrick McInerney SSC Interfaith Dialogue, Islamic Studies
Rabbi Fred Morgan Interfaith Dialogue, Jewish Studies
Dr Alan Moss CFC Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology
Rev Emeritus Prof Gerald O'Collins SJ Systematic Theology
Prof Peter Ochs Interfaith Dialogue, Jewish Studies
Rev Dr David Pascoe Systematic Theology
Dr Rapin Quinn Interfaith Dialogue
Dr Anita Ray Interfaith Dialogue
Prof Claude Romano Phenomenology
Prof Philip Rousseau Patristic Studies
Rev Dr Tom Ryan SM Systematic Theology, Moral Theology
Dr Ruth Sheridan Biblical Studies
Dr Peter Stork Systematic Theology, Interfaith Dialogue
Dr Youhanna Youssef Patristic Studies

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