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Our Research and Teaching Staff

Senior Management

​Dr Jacob Phillips
​Head of the Institute of Theology

Programme Directors / Leads

Revd Dr Ashley Beck
Programme Director - ​MA Catholic Social Teaching, FdA Pastoral Ministry
Dr Helen Costigane
​Programme Director - MA Theology
Matthew James

​Programme Director - MA Bioethics and Medical Law, FdA Healthcare Ethics, Theology and Care
​Dr Richard Playford

​Programme Lead - BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies, BA (Hons) Theology, Religion, and Ethics
Prof Peter Tyler
​Programme Director - PhD/MPhil
Director of InSpiRe Centre for Initiatives in Spirituality and Reconciliation

Academic Staff

Prof Stephen Bullivant
​Professor of Theology and the Sociology of Religion
Director of Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society
Prof James Crossley
​Professor of Bible and Society
Prof David Jones         ​Professor of Bioethics
Prof Chris Keith
​Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Director of Centre for the Social Scientific Study of the Bible
Dr Pia Matthews​

​Senior Lecturer - Healthcare Chaplaincy
Dr Trevor Stammers
​Reader - Bioethics
Director of Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies
​Prof Rod Strange

Professor of Theology