Stephen Downs joined the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy in 2014. This followed many years teaching in Adelaide at Catholic Theological College of SA, Adelaide College of Divinity and Flinders University, where he also held a number of positions in academic leadership and administration. Much of his teaching has involved ministry candidates in the Catholic and other churches, but also Catholic teachers. He has taught a wide range of subjects, in philosophy and theology. This both reflects and reinforces his broad theological and academic interests. For some years he has developed particular interests in theology and the arts and in interfaith relations. He has been able to further these interests through study leave in New York (Fordham University), Bangalore (Dharmaran College) and London (Heythrop College).